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How to lose the midterm elections in two easy steps — 2018 Democrat Edition

Step 1: “Abolish ICE!”What does Joe Average hear? “They want to have nobody guarding the borders at all! Everybody, friend and foe and gangs and foreign armies, can just walk in. Not only are those Democrats insane, that’s criminally endangering the country and all of us!”Step 2: “We need socialism!”What does Average Jane hear? “They…

About Values and this Election

My friend Ben Werdmuller wrote a piece about the values that drive his vote in this election. I don’t get to vote (because I’m an alien, a legal one, but just an alien). However, he inspired me to write down my own values. They are quite short: We got to take care of our kids.…

USA: The Next Steps (after the election)

2017 is not going to be pretty, regardless who wins this election. Let’s reason it out. There are four basic electoral outcomes (all of which are possible IMHO): Clinton wins in a landslide. Clinton wins narrowly. Trump wins narrowly. Trump wins in a landslide. In the two narrow cases, the next steps are likely litigation…