The Rationalist Papers 2022: voting to preserve democracy

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It’s a fundamental principle of democracy. If you lose, you concede. You accept the results of elections, whether you win or not. And that principle is on the ballot in 2022. Whatever your political ideology, I’m betting you’d like to have a say in future elections. Here’s why, in states like Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, … Continued

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Bad politician is bad. Very bad. He kills puppies. He eats babies. He is a communist fascist just like the well known fascist communist leader of his party, shown here in a distorted slanted photo. If elected, he and his corrupt fascistocommunist buddies will kill babies, eat puppies, take away your rights, and raise your … Continued

About the Mar-a-Lago documents: why so much paper?

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I admit it, I’m having a weird moment right now regarding classified documents. Including the ones that former president Trump stored in an insecure location in his Mar-a-Lago resort. I work on documents for a living. I write them, edit them, post them, promote them. Some of what I work on ends up in printed … Continued

Was ranked-choice voting in Alaska unfair to Republicans?

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A recent election for a House seat for the state of Alaska was a good test case for ranked-choice voting. Republicans got more first-place votes, but a Democrat won. Was that fair, or was it a travesty? What happened in the Alaska special election for US House Alaska has only a single U.S. House seat. … Continued

Why does the DOJ use so much passive voice in its Mar-a-Lago filing?

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The U.S. Department of Justice filed a response to a recent Donald Trump request regarding the raid of Mar-a-Lago. Its filing is full of passive voice, a means of expression I’ve continually railed against. Why is it passive, and should the DOJ be writing in the active voice instead? Here’s a passage from the DOJ’s … Continued