David De Sola

Posts Tagged ‘GOP’

Morning After Election Analysis

I put together this document the day after the election based on the data available at the time to try and make sense of what happened and how/why so many people (myself included) got it wrong. Feel free to read and share.  I’d also be curious to hear your feedback. America in the Age of…

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Requiem for a Dream

Marco Rubio’s presidential dreams crashed and burned last week after being swept by Donald Trump in his home state of Florida. (Trump won every county in the state except Miami-Dade, where Rubio lives and has a large Cuban population) There have been several post mortem stories about Rubio’s presidential campaign, often juxtaposed by his life…

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Presidential Election – The View From Abroad

There’s a great story in the Washington Post citing anonymous current and former foreign ambassadors posted in Washington D.C. offering their take of a possible Trump presidency: Donald Trump’s unorthodox campaign is causing growing anxiety over how U.S. trade, military and diplomatic policies would change if he were elected president, according to ambassadors from six…

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Unintended Consequences

There’s an interesting article in Newsweek by Kurt Eichenwald about the unintended but ultimately disastrous consequences of the GOP embracing the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision. Looking at the last two presidential election cycles through the post-Citizens United prism of Super PACs, the clear conclusion is that this near unlimited campaign…

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Requiem for a Dream

GIF H/T The Daily Show With a formidable string of endorsements and a $150 million fundraising machine, Jeb Bush was the favorite for the Republican nomination going into the 2016 election cycle. But a funny thing happened on the way to the coronation. To cite the famous Beatles song, money couldn’t buy Jeb love. Despite…

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Ben Carson and the Fog of Memory

The Huffington Post published this article I wrote over the weekend.  Worth keeping in mind as (I suspect) news organizations devote more resources to confirm or debunk stories he has told about his life over the years.

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