Monthly Archives: January 2013

My advice to Obama, 4 years ago

My advice to Obama, 4 years ago In the fall of 2008, websites including the successful Obama campaign’s were asking people for “advice for president-elect Obama.” Here was my 100-word version: Americans elected you to bring a new politics freed … Continue reading

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“Highest integrity and character”: the case of Joan Orie Melvin

I didn’t mention this choice exhibit from September, 2009, when I looked through my archives on the Republican party to write up “Primary 2012 and the plight of the Republican party” (12/12/12): I particularly noted the 2009 claim that Judge … Continue reading

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Diane Ravitch on and since 1/11/88

The other day I turned up some notes from a talk by Diane Ravitch at Franklin & Marshall College on 1/11/88. At the time, she was regarded as a knowledgeable scholar who not only knew but was contributing to the … Continue reading

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Chester County voter registrations by party, 1998-2012

After some calculating from PA Department of State online files, I figured out the Chesco voter registration by party since 1998: In the line chart, the red line shows Republican registration, blue Dem, and yellow Other. The square dots show … Continue reading

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