Moving Forward to South Carolina (The Safest Buffet Item Available, Please)

February 11, 2016  Tuesday I agree about the headlines you mentioned.  They both exist without the context of a two-person vs. dozen-person field (important!).  I would suggest keeping tabs by looking up the overall delegate (or the case of the Dems, the super-delegate) counts awarding from each state to really know who is winning over…

Who Does Donald Trump Compare To, Nate Silver?

March 1, 2016  Tuesday Dear Mr. Silver, I have a historical question that I hope might be raised during a podcast or chat. Rarely, if ever, do I hear Trump placed in historical context, and I’ve been trying to square Donald Trump with past outsider firebrands in American history.  Who might everyone think Trump best…

The SeaChange: Sink or Swim

  March 13, 2016  Sunday Like many, I’ve been trying to understand the current waves of discontent that play out almost daily in these early weeks of 2016.  I wish I were more eloquent or insightful for moments like this, but perhaps if I attempt to put down a few thoughts they will be somewhat…

SeaChange: Sink or Swim Part II

  March 13, 2016  Sunday Will, You are certainly more prolific with your words than I am. Even your email titles have a literary quality to them. Since I am far shorter with my words, this will not be as long as your email. From my viewpoint, those supporting Trump do make sense. I understand…

Hello, Cleveland!

March 14, 2016  Monday You add a necessary point, and one I meant to also include in my letter yesterday.  The universal protections of political assembly you note should always be ensured.  Trump’s complaint that his supporters were denied speech is valid; whether or not he is a consistent supporter of speech is another matter…