Vote blue in the general even if you don’t like the nominee

My last three political posts (here, here, and here) were originally supposed to be a part of a larger series where I rank all of the 2020 Democratic nominees for president and update the ranking over time. To be honest, I lost interest in doing so. I also realized that I’d rather sit on the sidelines and make hot lukewarm takes about the race, rather than having to justify why I put Kamala Harris in 6th place and not 5th place, etc.

Anyway, here’s what I came to WordPress today to expound on: it’s frustrating to me when I hear Democrats discussing the primary and they say things like, “I really don’t like [candidate] – I’d never vote for them.” Continue reading

Register, register, register!

If you don’t live in Alaska, Rhode Island, or Washington state then you still have time to register to vote. Lifehacker recently wrote up a great article discussing voting myths:

The midterm elections are only a few weeks off, and if ever there’s a time to participate in the electoral process, it’s now. But as of November 2016, only 70 percent of U.S. citizens over age 18 were registered to vote, which means that more than 65 million people who are eligible to register have not done so. Continue reading

Susan Collins

I’ve long been critical of these so-called “moderate” Republicans whom center-right Democrats love to praise. Don’t get me wrong, Republicans who do the right thing should receive some praise to incentivize them to keep doing good things. But let’s not pretend that they’re on our side. Continue reading