I could forgive a candidate for having underdeveloped policy positions and plans, I can also forgive a candidate for being prone to verbal gaffes but I find it difficult to conclude that a candidate suffering from both of those drawbacks is actually ready to hold the office of president. The fact that Donald Trump has both of those flaws while maintaining such a significant level of support in the race makes him a very politically destructive candidate.
The 2016 race is much more volatile than I anticipated so I’ve decided to post my evaluation of all the candidates like I did in the 2008 race.
The almost universal reality that consumers generally have one or two choices for broadband access makes consideration of regulations such as Net Neutrality inevitable. We should also recognize that even if Net Neutrality is the fastest/easiest way to prevent corporate control of our internet access it isn’t the best approach long term.
School board races tend to fly under the radar and rarely do I see one candidate shine compared to their opponent but this is one of those times.
Jay Evensen arguing that Edward Snowden being in Russia lessens his credibility or that the NSA has a legitimate spying to do to protect us completely misses the point behind the Snowden leaks – which is that the NSA is systematically overstepping their bounds and going to great lengths to hide it from the very people charged with overseeing the agency.
When your car stops running the solution isn’t always to put gas in the gas tank. Likewise, funding our schools isn’t as straightforward as simply figuring out who should foot the bill.
I was listening to Doug Wright this morning talking about the John Swallow situation and I found myself laughing at the linguistic gymnastics he was engaged in trying to discuss the situation without suggesting that impeachment might be the proper…
Opening an impeachment proceeding is the same as opening an investigation, not the same as handing down an indictment. It is meant to be done in order to obtain evidence, not after the evidence has already been gathered. It seems obvious that there is enough smoke surrounding John Swallow to warrant looking into whether the smoke is from a fog machine or a fire.