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Politics and civics

Super Tuesday is wimpy and red

Super Tuesday 2016 looks nothing like 2008 (24 states) or 2000 (16 states). There are only 13 states, and most vote red in presidential contests. The 2016 SuperTuesday electoral college count is 139 of 540. There is only one big ticket state, Texas (38 electoral votes). The other double-digit states are Georgia (16), Massachusetts (11) and Virginia […]

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George Washington’s crystal ball: a word about parties

Gen. George Washington understood human nature to an uncanny degree. But before you nod your head or share a Washington birthday quote meme, please, read on. Because that quote may very well not mean what you think it means. What were the political parties of the time? When Washington stepped down as the nation’s first […]