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Booker, Beto, Bernie, and Biden: The Unannounced Democratic Presidential Candidates

Posted by on Jan 23, 2019 in Blog, Essays, Politics, What's Left | 7 comments



Note:  Here’s the follow-up to yesterday’s column on Democratic presidential candidates which focused on those who have announced, so far.  Today’s continuation features a look at the top candidates who remain, at least for now — “undecided.”    READ HERE:  AN EARLY LOOK AT THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL FIELD

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An Early Look at the Democratic Presidential Field

Posted by on Jan 22, 2019 in Blog, Essays, Politics, What's Left | 1 comment



The 2020 presidential campaign started on November 9, 2016.

That’s the morning after the utterly unthinkable happened when an antediluvian mechanism known as the electoral college anointed an infantile reality television star to be the 45th President of the United States, this anomaly despite losing the popular vote to a pantsuited ragdoll by a whopping 2,915,391 ballots — all of which alleged to be cast by MS-13 gang members who usually hang out in the parking lot at Home Depot.

And now, here were are.

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NFL Week #17: Analysis and Picks

Posted by on Dec 29, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments



Handicapping the final week of the NFL regular season can be quite a challenge.  It’s unlike most other games.  Several games play much like during the pre-season.  Many starters are rested and younger, inexperienced players are given the chance to prove themselves.  However, all are inter-division games, which means the teams are more familiar with each other.  This raises many question marks but also provides unique opportunities to evaluate matchups based largely on motivation and situational handicapping where clear advantages exist.

Handicapping largely comes down to which teams appear most determined to win versus opponents who are playing out the final game and looking forward either to the upcoming playoffs, or a lengthy off-season and time for a re-evaluation.

I’ve tried to take all these factors into account entering the final full slate of games.  Here are my thoughts on all 16 games (listed below).

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