Posts Categorized: Academic

  • Commentary, Political Analysis, Politics

    Running Government Like a Successful Business

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    If the United States were run like a successful business, then the political, policy, and public sector strategies would be strikingly different.  Politicians seeking to dismantle the government perpetuate a myth based on an oversimplified version of economics — which is leading to widespread economic pain.  Instead of racing to the bottom by slashing taxes… Read more »

  • Political Analysis, Politics

    2016 Election Prediction Results

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    In January, I made a series of predictions about the 2016 election.  Some where practically spot on, while others were a little bit off.  Here is a quick report card. Seat by Seat: A Unlike nearly every major media source (including both the “mainstream” and “alt-right” media), my 2016 Presidential election map is mighty close to… Read more »

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    What they are thinking

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    On the eve of primary season, I posted an article title “What are they thinking?” about partisans supporting the dozens of candidates.  I have continued those conversations, and the answers are surprisingly similar to what they were ten months ago. This analysis stems an unscientific case selection, but observations from ongoing, in-depth informal conversations.

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    Election 2016 Predictions

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    It is time for the 2016 Election Day predictions…  Feel free to play along with the 2016 Pick ’em. These selections are based on a model in progress that places a heavy influence on both race and industrial change since the 1990s.

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    The End of Neoliberalism?

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    On January 1, I predicted that the 2016 election cycle would be an electoral realignment.  I was largely accurate; however I missed one main point: the changes to political discourse would threaten to fundamentally transform American politics in a way that has not been seen since the 1930s.  Donald Trump presents the contemporary structure of… Read more »