Category Archives: Congress

In International Democracy Survey, US Drops to 36th, and Only 70%.

  We show the 2020 Democracy ratings of countries of current concern to the US.  The source of the ratings is the V-Dem Institute at V-dem.net.  We use data from Version 10 of April 2020.  The North American Regional Center … Continue reading

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If we can move the Election back, we can also move it up to Tomorrow, to save lives.

If we can move the Election back, we can also move it up to tomorrow, to save lives. The giant and most clever internet companies can figure out how to uniquely vote over the web in a matter of days.  … Continue reading

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Trump: The Denier of Freedoms, in Chief

Trump:  The Denier of Freedoms, in Chief Trump had the Trumpiness to tell a Fox News interviewer that he wanted people to have freedom not to wear a mask, as if he was the guaranteer of our freedoms.  Nothing could … Continue reading

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Trump-Barr Make Up Laws Again, Including Absolute Censorship

Trump-Barr Make Up Laws Again, Including Absolute Censorship The “Law and Order” “President” and the “Attorney Obsequion” Barr spent the day making up laws, which, coincidentally, violate the Constitution, which they “Swore” to “Obey”. Where to begin? Republicans spent eight … Continue reading

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Cost Effective Rules for Police Deployment

Cost Effective Rules for Police Deployment The Coronavirus costs of care, and loss of State and Local taxes from the shutdown and slow restart, means that such budgets will be lowered, by force.  Hence, we need better policies to save … Continue reading

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March 13. Progress and Data on Coronavirus Findings

March 13.  Progress and Data on Coronavirus Patients Beware, we are only two days away from the Ides of March.  The Dow is close to 22,222.  Trump will declare a National Emergency at high noon.  Let’s see what real time … Continue reading

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Putin’s Choice: to Trump, or Not?

Putin’s Choice:  to Trump, or Not? Update 2/22/2020:  The intelligence agencies are reporting that Putin is aiding both Trump and Bernie Sanders.  Go figure. (The two faces that launched a thousand conspiracy theories.)  However, Sanders denounced the election interference, while Trump … Continue reading

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Living in Trump’s Dystopian Collapse of Democracy

Living in Trump’s Dystopian Collapse of Democracy It feels like we are living in a science fiction movie, where the Untouchable Chosen One daily smashes another pillar of our previous Democracy.  The savior of the Stone may not be acting … Continue reading

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The Global Health Security Index of 2019 for the US and Key Countries

The Global Health Security Index of 2019 and its relevance to preventing virus pandemics. The Index was published in October, 2019, and analyzes the readiness of the world’s countries to combat pandemics, like we are now experiencing with the coronavirus. … Continue reading

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Epilogue to Impeachment: Trump’s Wild Victory Celebrations

Epilogue to Impeachment:  Trump’s Wild Victory Celebrations Every great saga deserves an epilogue.  I mean Trump’s Impeachment Saga, not my whacky accounting of it.  Trump, the TV Director in Chief, could not help making a Grand Show of his pre-acquittal … Continue reading

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