The problem with the Republican Party

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

This post is about the Republican Party pre-Donald Trump — I’ll talk about him in a separate post. In the old days the Republicans and the Democrats worked together to get things done. But in the past 8 years that’s not what’s happened. And anyone who thinks this is the Democrats’ fault, their brain is […]

Remember the Brexit

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

The lessons of Brexit are threefold: Your vote counts. You should be informed before you vote. A simple majority referendum might not be the best option. Think about all the places in the world where people can’t vote. If you live in a democratic country it’s your duty to vote — and to inform yourself […]

The problem with voter ID laws

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Republican lawmakers in a bunch of US states have enacted voter ID laws for the specific purpose of reducing the number of black people voting, because black people typically vote for the Democratic Party. Some lawmakers go to the trouble of saying that the laws are being enacted to prevent voter fraud. But voter fraud […]

The time I cheered for Ted Cruz

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Ted Cruz is a horrible person and the number of people who voted for him should have been zero. The fact that the number of people who voted for him was small enough that he didn’t come anywhere near the presidency is a great thing. There is one time in history when I cheered for […]

The blog I read the most

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web, My thoughts

Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert comic strip, has had a blog for five years. I’m not sure exactly how long I’ve been reading it, but I’ve definitely read every post for a number of months. He’s often very funny in the blog, even funnier than in the comic strip. But he also often thinks […]