Category Archives: Elections and politics

Cartoon: On The Creation of the Electoral College

If you enjoy these cartoons, please support them on Patreon! Even a pledge of $1 means a lot to me! This cartoon was largely inspired by reading “The Proslavery Origins of the Electoral College ,” by historian Paul Finkelman . … Continue reading

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The Electoral College Was Created To Protect Slavery

The common belief that the electoral college was created to protect the interests of smaller states is a myth. Historian Paul Finkelman writes (pdf link): The implication of Hardaway’s argument is that the electoral college was created to placate the … Continue reading

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Cartoon: The Two Party System

In my youth, I was very tempted by third parties. Not so much nowadays. But this cartoon isn’t about that; it’s about the ridiculous choice between two major parties, one of which is a bit technocratic and complacent, the other … Continue reading

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Cartoon: The Six Kinds of Republican

This was originally published on Fusion. They have a lot of great cartoons in their archives. If you like this, consider supporting my Patreon! There’s a tendency among conservatives to act as if racists are unicorns . That is, they … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Our Choices

Transcript of cartoon: OUR CHOICES (The title of the comic strip, “Our Choices,” is printed in large letters at the top of the cartoon.) Panel 1 (A woman and a man talk, the woman holding her hands out, palms up, … Continue reading

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The Electoral Map If Only Millennials Had Voted – new maps based on exit polls

There’s been a map floating around the internet claiming to show the election outcome if only millennials had voted; but it’s based on October polls, not on actual exit polling. “Alas” moderator and commentator Charles, understandably (if pedantically)1 annoyed by … Continue reading

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Which Candidate Won Working Class Voters?

Rhetoric like “ Hillary was a complete non-starter for the working class“ and “given the importance of the blue collar vote“ ignores an important point – which is that not all working-class people who are white. And although I don’t … Continue reading

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Getting ready for President Trump

So I got on a plane in Texas feeling optimistic, checked the news once the plane landed in Portland, and… wow. I go offline for five hours and everything goes south. I really think I’ve had too much faith in … Continue reading

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My Votes 2016, Part Two – Ballot Measures

State Measures:

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One Portland, Oregon Resident’s Voting Ballot – Part One, Candidates

Here’s how I’m voting this year…. this post list my votes for the candidates. I’ll do a follow-up post with the ballot measures. Thanks for Sydney for posing for the photo. (She did her own makeup.)

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