Four years ago, when Donald Trump had just taken the Presidential oath of office, I wrote that it was "The Highpoint of the Trump Presidency," and eight years before that, when Barack Obama had just taken the Presidential oath of office, I wrote that it was "The Highpoint of the Obama Presidency," and I see no reason not to say just about the same thing about the Biden … [Read more...] about The Highpoint of the Biden Presidency
Over at the Wall Street Journal, Walter E. Block asks the eternal question: Did the Libertarians Spoil the Election?Did the Libertarian Party throw the election to Joe Biden? Maybe.I previously addressed this issue with respect to the Democrats during the run-up to the 2016 election, and some of the arguments there apply to the Republicans as well: Every year, you folks … [Read more...] about Libertarian Spoilers: Trump Edition
The media and various election analysis organizations have called this election for Biden, but some Trump supporters have been alleging fraud based on irregularities in the vote counting process. I don't know a lot about the post-election tabulation process, but I know a thing or two about raw data.I spent about 10 years of my life working for a company that provided … [Read more...] about The Election is Probably the Usual Mess
I figure with the election approaching, it's time for me to post my endorsement, and if you're a regular reader of my blog, it will not be a surprise: Vote Trump Out.Yes, I realize that tons of people have already voted, and that I will change no one's mind. But I'm posting this anyway, just to make sure I say something.First, though, a quick note about Joe Biden. … [Read more...] about Election 2020: Vote Trump Out!
I was thinking of reviewing tonight's debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, but Michael Siegel has saved me the trouble by posting an anticipatory draft of his debate reaction piece ahead of time:Overall, neither candidate scored big nor did either candidate damage himself irreparably. Biden was competent in his answers and Trump was … well, whatever his supporters … [Read more...] about First 2020 Debate Review: Alternative Scenarios