Tag: Democrats

  • American Crises: Mental Health and Political Polarization

    by Preston Stovall ___ U.S. citizens are facing a crisis in political polarization and mental health today. Over the last decade, rates of self-harm and depression have skyrocketed among young Americans. This impact is not evenly distributed across the population, however, as it is centered on heavy users of social media (“heavy use” varies from…

  • How to Lose an Election that You Should Win in a Fucking Landslide

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ____ To his credit, Joe Biden has been running a brilliant campaign…by not running one. Other than for a brief moment at the Democratic National Convention, one rarely ever sees or hears from the man, which is ideal for two reasons: first, Biden can barely put together a coherent sentence and…

  • [Some More] Advice for the Democrats on the Presidential Campaign

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ Now that we find ourselves in the middle of a pandemic, I trust that it is clear why Donald Trump must not be re-elected.  The lack of curiosity; the tic-like self-promotion; the persecution complex; the weird logorrhea; the juvenile baiting and pissing contests; the fundamental lack of any substantial conviction… …

  • Some Advice for the Democrats on the Presidential Campaign

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ____ Though I voted for Hilary Clinton in the last US presidential election, I knew that Donald Trump was going to win, months before voters went to the polling stations, and it seems that the same thing is likely to happen in 2020, regardless of who ends up being the Democratic…

  • Provocations

    by Daniel A. Kaufman Though I voted for Hillary Clinton in the last election, I predicted that Donald Trump would win.  Indeed, I was predicting his victory months before, when everyone was convinced he would lose.  I even capitalized on this overconfidence, winning $160, on a $20 bet in which my challenger gave me 8-1…

  • The Silent Majority Strikes Again

    by Daniel A. Kaufman I live in a rather special world.  I only know one person who voted for Nixon.  Where they are I don’t know.  They’re outside my ken. – Pauline Kael, Film Critic for the New Yorker, in the wake of Richard Nixon’s 1972 landslide victory over George McGovern. ____ The Silent Majority…