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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: If Jeb Runs... on: Today at 11:22:33 am
Bush winning the nomination depends on whether the anti-establishment Republicans can rally around a single opponent or whether they are destroyed in detail just like in 2012.
2  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Militants loyal to IS now control some Libyan territory on: November 19, 2014, 07:33:47 pm
Looks like a lot of people (including BRTD) owe Dennis Kucinich an apology.
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: What will be the next Amendment? on: November 19, 2014, 01:32:13 pm
IRV is a poor choice for a nationwide election method as you would run into the logistical problem of compiling votes of subdivisions such that they can still be aggregated.

I'm not sure I follow this.

You need to ask yourself how results from multiple places can be tabulated in such a way that the overall winner can be determined from them. Otherwise you would need to gather all the votes in one place.
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: What will be the next Amendment? on: November 19, 2014, 10:32:02 am
An amendment that would allow for instant-runoff voting nationwide to ensure that the winner of an election gets at least 50% of the vote, while eliminating the need to finance an additional day of elections

IRV is a poor choice for a nationwide election method as you would run into the logistical problem of compiling votes of subdivisions such that they can still be aggregated. If you're going to use a preferential voting method, then you might as well go for a summable Condorcet one.
5  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Martha Coakley and Scott Brown on: November 16, 2014, 09:16:24 pm
How different would the ACA have been if it hadn't been for Martha Coakley?
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Least consequential presidential election? on: November 11, 2014, 05:14:14 pm
Given the benefit of historical hindsight, in which contested presidential election did it end up mattering the least who won?
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: in other good news, GMO labeling loses in OR and CO on: November 08, 2014, 10:10:52 pm
Any decent human being should stop and think at least ten times before deciding to take the same position on any issue as Monsanto, probably the most evil corporation not directly involved in fossil fuels.
8  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Merkel: Cameron's migrant views might force Britain to leave the EU on: November 03, 2014, 04:47:11 pm
It's an open secret the UK only ever joined the EU in order to keep a lid on it.
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Another School Shooting north of Seattle on: October 24, 2014, 02:15:01 pm
Thanks. I just needed to synchronize my watch.
10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Which "Clinton but not Obama" states could Hillary carry in 2016? on: October 22, 2014, 03:01:45 pm
In a route, all of them except for maybe TN.  In a close win, depending on the candidate, any of MO, AR, WV, LA...  Probably in order of likelihood.

All but TN and WV. MO and AR will be swing states, LA and KY winnable in a route.

"rout", not "route".
11  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: "Blade runner" Oscar Pistorius (mistakenly ?) shoots & kills his own girlfriend on: October 21, 2014, 09:38:59 am
He got 5 years.
12  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election 2015 on: October 16, 2014, 06:00:48 pm
If the rise of the UKIP will result in the House of Commons finally being elected by some form of proportional representation, then they will have been a net force for good.
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Any Non-Christians running? on: October 05, 2014, 02:54:29 pm
No. A Jew can win (which I don't know how many there are in Congress) but any other religion is doubtful (both in running and winning). A flat out secularist would never win.

Your post is implying a false meaning of "secularist". Don't do that. It's bad enough the likes of Newt Gingrich are trying to make it a dirty word.
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Bachmann may run again on: October 04, 2014, 12:56:45 pm
Why? Does she think Ted Cruz is too Marxist or something?
15  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: PR with combination of party list and personal vote on: September 29, 2014, 02:24:19 pm
Wikipedia to the rescue!
16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hillary Clinton to Make Women's Rights Main Focus of her Campaign on: September 28, 2014, 04:33:36 pm
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Eight years after shying away from the historic nature of her campaign

I guess rewriting history comes easily when it concerns the Clintons. Just like how Bill supposedly "opposed the war in Iraq".
17  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: What is Republican economic policy? on: September 24, 2014, 02:48:44 pm
The following just about sums it up:


Everything burns.
18  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / If Hillary does go all the way... on: September 18, 2014, 10:06:03 am
...and wins both the nomination and election comfortably, when was the last time a Presidential election with no incumbent had been so anticlimactic throughout?
19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Jindal accuses Democrats of being "Science Deniers" on: September 17, 2014, 05:54:58 pm
Remember when Rick Santorum accused Democrats of being anti-science?
20  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Scottish Independence Referendum - 18 September 2014 on: September 17, 2014, 01:00:55 pm
Does anyone know of any good live streams with which to follow the vote online?
21  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: Is "purple state" the right term for a state... on: September 12, 2014, 03:29:20 pm
http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/swing-voters-and-elastic-states/
22  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Senate advances anti-Citizens United amendment on: September 09, 2014, 11:08:50 pm
Those who voted against cloture are really dumb. As passing a constitutional amendment will require more votes, they could have avoided looking like anti-democratic obstructionists at no cost.
23  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Scottish Independence Referendum - 18 September 2014 on: September 06, 2014, 08:33:21 pm
Possibly dumb speculative question, but how much could this latest development possibly be due to anti-UKIP backlash?
24  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: UK General Discussion on: August 31, 2014, 01:33:10 pm
Why am I not in the least surprised that no one here thought the assault on Galloway was worth a mention? I'm sure that if the "sides" had been reversed, we wouldn't have heard the end of it.
25  General Politics / Individual Politics / Time to feel old on: August 27, 2014, 04:42:09 am
Has anyone here realized that the September 11 attacks are now closer in time to the fall of the Berlin Wall than to the present day?

In the same vein, see this.
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