Monthly Archives: February 2014

SE PA presidential vote trends, 1988-2012

Here’s an interesting map from “Democrats are from cities, Republicans are from exurbs” by David Jarman, Daily Kos, 2/9/14:                 The map shows net change in the number of votes for Democratic and … Continue reading

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Comcast, the Koch Brothers, and corporate consolidation

Comcast, the largest US cable company, is in the news these days for planning to merge with the second largest US cable company. As David Hiltbrand writes in “Many questions raised about cable merger,” Philadelphia Inquirer, February 14, 2014: So, … Continue reading

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Why to ignore all ads and candidates financed by the Koch Brothers

There are many reasons to pay no attention to any political ads and candidates financed by the Koch Brothers. One reason is enough: the Koch machine lies. I know, it’s not usual to call people liars head-on. But since it … Continue reading

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Assumptions of the powerless

Today’s ice storm knocked out electricity in my house, in our whole neighborhood. Most of the county (a friend texted us) had no power and it could take days to get it back. We huddled in the house all day, … Continue reading

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“Invade and Occupy” — McCain and Graham

Washington, Feb. 5, 2014 In a bold new proposal to break the deadlocks in Afghanistan and Iraq, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) proposed that the United States invade and occupy those countries. “Those governments are engaged in antagonistic behavior not only … Continue reading

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