kettle logic

Trump’s Freudian kettle logic

Donald Trump recently posted a series of tweets slamming Jill Stein’s call for a recount. The contradictory nature of those tweets was a perfect example of “kettle logic.” In “The Interpretation of Dreams,” Sigmund Freud used the term “kettle logic” to describe the series of mutually exclusive defenses put forth by a man who returns…

a-electoral-college-map-2012-v-final

Hillary wins popular vote; Trump wins proportional electoral college — maybe

As both Democrats, some Republicans and backers of third-party candidates look for ways to tweak the Electoral College for a different outcome to the 2016 presidential election, at least one picture is muddy. In particular, there is controversy over who, if anyone, would win the election if each states electors were divided proportionally according to…

primary-schedule-2016

The presidential primary system: Time to repeal and replace it

The Democratic party should be gearing up–right now–to completely revamp the presidential primary system. Of the many things that went horribly wrong in the 2016 Presidential election cycle, one of the fundamentals was the major parties’ system for deciding on their presidential nominees. Our current presidential primary system is a disaster for political discourse, for…

uninformed

Political quotes: The right to be uninformed

Here’s a quotation that pretty much sums up the 2016 election. It’s the latest in our long-running series of quotes that remind us, over and over, that everything ends up being political, whether we like it or not. We’re always on the lookout for quotes–contemporary and historical–that are pertinent to the current political environment. Our…

Taibbi

Taibbi: Obama’s legacy

One of many great ironies of Trump is that after the Republicans spent eight years blasting Obama for disgracing the presidency and criticizing him and his family for being unfit for the White House, they put into office a man and family whose personal lives have been filed with scandal and are a total embarrassment.…