Author Archives: Dennis SILVERMAN

About Dennis SILVERMAN

I am a retired Professor of Physics and Astronomy at U C Irvine. For a decade I have been active in learning about energy and the environment, and in lecturing and attending classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UC Irvine.

Sanders Wins Indiana, but Only Creeps Slightly Closer

Sanders Wins Indiana, but Only Creeps Slightly Closer Sen. Sanders has won Indiana, by a close margin of 52.5% to 47.5%. Indiana has 92 delegates, with 56 from 9 congressional districts, 18 at large, 9 pledged PLEO (party leaders and … Continue reading

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Cruz Misses the Hoosier Hoop, Trump Slam Dunks It

Cruz Misses the Hoosier Hoop, Trump Slam Dunks It (It took more time to phrase the title, than it will to do the math.) Then Cruz suspended his campaign. All week, the media said that he is out of monetary … Continue reading

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Republican Party Primary Types and the Question of Fixing

Republican Party Primary Types and the Question of Fixing Here we contrast the Republican Complexity vs. the Democratic Simplicity in primary types. We also point out that the complaining Donald Trump has been helped out vastly more by the winner-take-something … Continue reading

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The Arizona Putsch by the Cruz-Kasich Clones

The Arizona Putsch by the Cruz-Kasich Clones The Cruz-Kasich conspiracy won most of Arizona’s delegates at the state convention, by running candidate clones who were the same for Cruz and Kasich. After their spats over Indiana, they clearly got together … Continue reading

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Ted Cruz Should Bargain Kasich Out of the Winner-Take-All Primaries

Ted Cruz Should Bargain Kasich Out of the Winner-Take-All Primaries Donald Trump has a clear and easy path to the nomination through the winner-take-all (WTA) primaries, even after the Indiana primary on May 3. Just like Cruz claimed to have … Continue reading

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The California Coast and its Local Climate Denial Representatives

The California Coast and its Local Climate Denial Representatives   I have covered the climate denier presidential candidates that come from Florida, namely beach hotel owner Donald Trump, ex-Governor Jeb Bush, and Senator Marco Rubio. I covered the climate denier … Continue reading

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Clinton Increases Lead in Northeast Primaries

Clinton Almost Sweeps Northeast, or Clinton gains 58 more delegates edge You get your choice of the blaring TV headline, or the actual slow delegate growth of the proportional Democratic primaries. I take the latter, and will bore you with … Continue reading

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Trump Sweeps the Northeast Primary Table

Trump Sweeps the Northeast Primary Table Trump has swept the five Northeast primaries with percentages from 54% to 64%, much better than usual. Cruz’s best was 22%, in Pennsylvania, and Kasich’s best was 28%, in Connecticut. In counting the winner-take-all … Continue reading

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The Cruz-Kasich Gambit in the Never-Trump Game

The Cruz-Kasich Gambit in the Never-Trump Game In previous articles I have emphasized that Trump can win the nomination on the first ballot if he wins most of the remaining winner-take-all states. In the Indiana winner-take-all primary on May 3, … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania’s Delegates Are Not Really Uncommitted

Pennsylvania Delegates Are Not Really Uncommitted Pennsylvania has 17 at large delegates that are winner-take-all. It also has 54 delegates, three from each of 18 congressional districts, which, on the ballot, have no stated commitment. They can vote for whomever … Continue reading

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