Category Archives: Elections

Arms Race

DOES it still happen in primary school classrooms? You knew the answer (or thought you did) and maybe let out an “ooh, I know!” Nah-uh. Hands up, please, said Sister. She took her time to choose a hand – all … Continue reading

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Coronavirus, the economy and the American election, the story thus far …

Whoever does the plot lines for our world is astonishingly creative but does tend to be highly melodramatic. So this is where we are. Our economies are coming good, the virtuous if eccentric Donald Trump is getting on top of … Continue reading

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Battle Born Bernie Wins Again

BERNIE Sanders has reportedly won the Nevada caucuses according to precinct votes tallied so far. The victory cements the 78 year-old communist’s status as the bona fide frontrunner in the Democratic Party’s nomination contest. Almost on a weekly basis, former … Continue reading

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Life And Ego Take Their Toll On Joe Biden

IS it time to be magnanimous as Joe Biden’s political career draws to a close? He could still do passably well in other places but the chances of becoming front-runner again after his Iowa and New Hampshire debacles seem increasingly … Continue reading

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That Biden thinks this is a take-down explains why he’s finished

Now, it is silly for a mayor to be running for President. Pete Buttigieg is in the race mostly because he thought there might be an Obama-style grievance-opening for a gay contender. With Booker, Harris, Yang and Castro either out … Continue reading

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They’re All Socialists Now – Death of the Kennedy Democrats

THE mastermind of Bill Clinton’s rise from being just another shady bubba in a Southern governor’s mansion to the man sworn in as 42nd President of the United States says he’s “scared to death” his beloved Democratic Party might be … Continue reading

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Three-way tie in Éire sees Sinn Féin surge into the mainstream

POLLING suggested Saturday’s (GMT) Irish election might produce a confounding result – one to jeopardise Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s hold on power – and it certainly has. Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil and Varadkar’s Fine Gael have dead–heated (in exit polls) with … Continue reading

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Long Odds For Leo

IRELAND goes to the polls today with most commentators predicting Leo Varadkar, the republic’s youngest ever and first gay premier, to lose. Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have moved ahead of Taoiseach Varadkar’s Fine Gael throughout the campaign. Remarkably, polls … Continue reading

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UK Election odds

I have had a look at the betting odds on the UK election. The probability of the Conservatives having the largest number of seats is 95.5%. The probability of the Conservatives having a majority of seats is 78.4%. Those numbers … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Bidenese

Clearly, this can’t go on. At this point it’s just cruel to pretend that Biden is all there: pic.twitter.com/AbcqKiolOn — John Cardillo (@johncardillo) December 7, 2019

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