Monthly Archives: October 2016

OLLI UCI Course on Life in the Universe Showing James Bullock’s Lectures

I am presenting four of James Bullock’s Lectures on Life in the Universe to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institiute at UC Irvine.  The lectures are on YouTube, and I included the four in my “Life in the Universe” playlist. My … Continue reading

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Pandora’s Computer: Another Clinton Attack

Pandora’s Computer:  Another Clinton Attack Today, eleven days before a hotly contested Presidential election, the head of the FBI opened Anthony Weiner’s computer and notified congressional committees that there might be something there, without giving any details. Now we know … Continue reading

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Will Republicans Really Block a Supreme Court Justice Totally?

Will Republicans Really Block a Supreme Court Justice Totally? John McCain and Ted Cruz have proposed (threatened?) to block any Supreme Court Justice nominated by President Hillary Clinton (fulfilling her Constitutional duty to do so). This raising many interesting questions, … Continue reading

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October: Democratic Surprises, Trump’s Shock and Awe

October: Democratic Surprises, Trump’s Shock and Awe Wikileaks has provided more hacked Clinton emails, but also that of Podesta. They are not really surprises so far, just reasonable politicos discussing normal political issues. It wasn’t much of a surprise that … Continue reading

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Why Early Voting Can Help Democrats

Why Early Voting Can Help Democrats First, in Republican dominated states or counties, polling booths are apportioned predjudicedly against poor, urban, segregated districts. There are so few polling places in these districts that voters have to stand in lines for … Continue reading

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Does Trump’s Acceptance of the Voters’ Decision Matter?

Does Trump’s Acceptance of the Voter’s Decision Matter? In the Presidential election, the mechanics of counting the votes, appointing the electors, and adding them up is determined exactly by law, and produces a winner. This takes place independent of the … Continue reading

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Republican Voters’ Dilemma in Swing Senatorial Candidates

Republican Voters’ Dilemma in Swing Senatorial and Representative Candidates   Republican Senators and Representatives who are in a swing state or district election have had a hard choice to make, especially this weekend, as to whether to stick with the … Continue reading

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Trump’s Off-Air Apprentice Tapes Are Now National Security Risks

Trump’s Off-Air Apprentice Tapes Are Now National Security Risks The single “Access Hollywood” NBC hot mic tape from 2005 has seriously destroyed the projected image of Trump’s character, cost him important Republican endorsements, disappointed donors, given evidence of sexual assault … Continue reading

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Prof. Mark Petracca, UC Irvine, “When Will It Be Over? Presidential Election of. 2016”

Prof. Mark Petracca, UC Irvine, When Will It Be Over? Presidential Election of 2016 Prof. Mark Petracca of the UC Irvine Dept. of Political Science and Associate Dean of the School of Social Sciences gave the UCI Forum on October … Continue reading

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Trump – Stop Shaming “Nerds”

Trump – Stop Shaming “Nerds” I have to emphasize that Trump’s shaming of women, immigrants, minorities, and Muslims is much more important to complain about. But even the experts, who are considered “nerds” in middle school or high school, need … Continue reading

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