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As Biden seems poised to win, a desperate and pathetic Trump claims victory

[The above electoral map from the New York Times shows where we are as of 9:30 AM this morning, with ballots still being counted across the United States.] As expected, Donald Trump claimed victory early this morning, before all of the votes were counted, saying that he would call upon the Supreme Court to stop […]

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It’s time to vote, Michigan! Let me know if I can help.

I read something yesterday that struck me. The Atlantic’s David Frum, commenting about how difficult it is for some people in the United States to vote, said, “It’s not easy to design a voting system that creates 11 hour lines.” “Generating delays like this,” he went on, “(requires) careful planning and sustained commitment.” And he’s […]

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Mark’s Covid Diary… August 6, 2020

A few days ago, while drifting aimlessly around town with my son, he asked why it was that we were happening across the bodies of so many small, headless creatures. It seemed like something I should know the answer to, but I didn’t. I think we finally settled on the idea that the top halves […]

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How is it that we allow this to happen in America?

Georgia held both its Republican and Democratic primaries today, and things did not go smoothly in many of the state’s bluer districts. [This was, of course, by design.] As it’s late, I’d just like to leave you with the following five Twitter posts. If, after considering them, you should find yourself agreeing with me that […]

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“No more stimulus without universal vote-by-mail!” Tell your representatives.

Generally speaking, I don’t have the stomach for playing political hardball when people’s lives (or the profitability of huge corporate behemoths like Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse) are on the line, but I think that we need to encourage Democratic members of Congress to stand firm and demand that, before another bailout is signed into law, we […]

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