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Middle-aged reformed Democrat with many years of information technology and writing experience.


    The Steep Price of Our Technology Deficit

    Several articles here on RedState and other sites like Politico have detailed how technology could be used to influence an election.  There have also been several articles about Donald Trump’s free media advantage.  But while the former sets of articles focus on what could and may happen and the latter article focuses on how an advantage is visible to anyone who studies it, Bloomberg just published a story on the reality | Read More »

    The Defense of Lewandowski will be Trump’s Stalingrad

    In the warfare of politics, there are often critical moments of both strategy and tactics.  Strategy includes choosing the states you will contest, when you announce you are running, the central tenets of your campaign, etc.  Tactics include setting up field offices, making media buys, and execution during debates, town halls, etc. Hitler is famous for, among other reasons, managing to outmaneuver his enemies for | Read More »

    Are You Better Off than You were Eight Years Ago?

    Reagan used this phrase in the context of four years to great effect in 1980 and propelled himself into the White House despite his challenger trying to paint him as a dangerous, right-wing radical.  Trump, in some ways, is repeating the phrase and trying to generate his own phrase, but there is something off in it.  Isn’t it time that we coalesced around what we | Read More »

    The Trump Coalition and the Against Election

    The United States has a very long history of voting for change. In fact, every eight years, on average, we vote to change the party in power in Congress and the presidency.  Oddly enough, we do not do this for the Supreme Court and so it often is an afterthought. The most common platform for the opposing party is to provide a positive message while | Read More »

    2016 – An Outsider’s Handicapping – Final Part V

    Mitt Romney, John Kasich or Chris Christie were the most likely nominees per my analysis I first started in November of 2014.  It has been over 14 months and tomorrow begins the voting, so I thought I would come back and revisit this one last time.  Let’s see what happens! I had the final six being Romney, Kasich, Christie, Perry, Walker and Bush.  We lost | Read More »

    Should RedState Endorse a Presidential Candidate ASAP?

    Multiple conservative and establishment candidates dilute the strength of each other and lead to a delayed consensus.  There are several articles covering this, while it is also common sense.  RedState has a long history of endorsing candidates for different races.  The track record, at least in terms of endorsing effective candidates, is solid.  As with any process, there are mistakes, but these are still races | Read More »

    A Layman’s Thoughts on Last Night’s Debate

    Our national anxiety is at a fever pitch. We have existential threats on the outside and on the inside. We have one group of citizens who want to be protected from conservatives and another that want to be protected from terrorists. Our President views the latter as irrational and the former as absolutely correct. Last night, we had the main stage with nine candidates, of | Read More »

    Why Protect My Daughter’s Future If You Won’t Protect My Daughter?

    If my wife were became pregnant today, my wife has many options to terminate the pregnancy. She could go to a pharmacy the morning after. She could go to a doctor at almost any point in the pregnancy and, without my knowledge nor consent, terminate the pregnancy. She could find a doctor who practices late-term abortions in many states. She could tell the doctor she | Read More »

    Mislabeling, Lying, and Redefining: Leftists’ Favorite Tools Morph Terrorism into Citizens with Guns

    Vox is really talented when it comes to mislabeling, lying and redefining.  They have the same level of integrity you would expect from Pravda, only in the 21st Century.  And, like Pravda, no shame in any of these exercises.  In this case, they are asserting that citizens with guns are a much larger threat than ISIS and Syrian refugees. The entire article is premised on | Read More »

    If you Stand for Nothing, You will Fall for Anything

    Our forefathers declared our Citizens’ inherent right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.  By popular vote, we extended that right from White, Male, Property owners to anyone 18 and older in age.  Our concept of liberty, over the centuries, has evolved. Liberty is at the core of the raison d’etre of our Nation.  We are not France.  We are not a country where “Liberty, | Read More »