Have you ever gone home with a fellow a little too briskly? Oh sure you have. But did you sign a contract to be together for four years? Of course not! Oh well! Congratulations, now you have a new mayor in your life! What will he be like? Who knows! It's the thrill of the chase and the tumble.
Anyway, shouts to the 4,741 people total in New York City who voted Green Party.
So proud to be endorsed by @indietheaternyc (The League of Independent Theater). You can read the endorsement here: http://t.co/wpLDtN6EQd
— Jack Hidary (@jackhidary) September 25, 2013
We've been trying to ignore the fact that there is apparently another candidate for mayor, after de Blasio and that guy from the MTA, which is hilarious, since everyone at the MTA won't even be voting for him because they hate him so much. It's serial entrepreneur Jack Hidary! But he will not quite be ignored. I keep trying. This story, from a month ago, had him exclaiming "When I'm mayor, everyone gets a pair of Google Glasses!" Which… [...]
GREAT NEWS AMERICA. We might get a Jeb Bush candidacy yet! The news is a-flurry with Jeb Bush news, though actual flurries have canceled his flight to D.C. today so he will not be Making News at the Cato Kaelin Institute tonight, with his pronouncements about the future of our race wars.
Question: "Is Jeb Bush the Republicans' Hillary Clinton?
Question: What does this mean? "I’m not saying yes, I’m just not saying no. I’ve accomplished some things in my life that allow me now to — to have that kind of discretion, to be able to think about it."
Answer: He made lots [...]
I'm relieved that the parties are less racially polarized than some polling suggested.
— Franklin Foer (@FranklinFoer) November 7, 2012
Oh yes? You don't want to buy the argument that white people are tribally clinging to a raft built by rich fellow white people, in part as an attempt to float away from the scary brown gay immigrants?
So then what happened last night? "Mr. Obama won despite losing the support of white voters by wide margins. Overall, he lost this group by 19 percentage points, even larger than his 12-point loss in 2008," says the New York Times. Now American politics has an [...]
The Guardian live-blog and the Al-Jazeera live-blog of the Egyptian elections are just fun to keep tabs on today. It's mostly just like "I'm excited to go vote!" So far it's the feel-good story of the day! And we'd like to keep it that way.
Translation: "The Salafi movement invites you to pray Eid prayer with us. First prize is a surprise. There will be space for females and gifts for children."
Today is the second day of voting in Egypt for the People's Assembly, which has 508 seats. All told, 24 days of polling will take place over the next few months. In January, elections will begin for Egypt's upper house, the Shura Council, which has 264 seats. After that election concludes, voting will take place to choose a president.
Before the revolution, Islamic parties were banned from public office in Egypt. Now the Al-Nour party claims to have 300,000 active members, each [...]
In the long-awaited matter of the Wisconsin recall elections, two Republican state senators were indeed recalled. That puts the state at 17 Republicans and 16 Democrats, and, even with forthcoming recall elections, at the very least the legislature will remain with a Republican majority.
Along the way, how Wisconsin politics works has been laid bare. Last week, a supporter of Republican Senator Robert Cowles came out to say that Cowles had told him that the only reason he voted for Scott Walker's anti-union budget bill was that "the governor's office told us if we didn't give them our support, they would run a tea party candidate against [...]