Tag Archives: election 2012

Inaugural

In my 11 years (1969–72 and 1977–85) as a resident of Washington, D.C., I never went near an inauguration. The inaugurations that took place during my residency were for Nixon (one) and Reagan (two), which is to say nothing to … Continue reading

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The Year That Was: Politics

As 2012 coasted to a close, I had the feeling that for me it had been a marking-time year, a pretty good year, but one in which I was pretty much standing still. Reviewing a year’s worth of blog posts … Continue reading

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Incumbency Helps

For the last week all the pundits and politicos have been tripping over themselves to analyze the election results. I’m itching to analyze something, but enough is enough, right? However, no one has attempted to analyze the results of the … Continue reading

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Should We Be Required to Vote?

Most U.S. presidential elections, the turnout hovers somewhere around 50 percent of all eligible voters. This year was no exception. After most U.S. elections, some USians notice that in Australia voting is compulsory. The turnout in Australia’s 2010 elections was … Continue reading

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Rallying Up North

Last weekend Travvy and I headed north for a Rally obedience trial in Raymond, New Hampshire. Raymond is due east of Manchester, a three-hour drive from Woods Hole. Like most Rally trials, this one was hosted by a local training … Continue reading

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My Lord, What a Morning!

I’m stealing the title of my 2008 post-election blog. This morning is even better. In 2008 I went to bed before the results were all in. Around 5:45 a.m. I woke up. From my election day blog: 5:45 a.m., November … Continue reading

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My MVC Picks

‘Tis the season for endorsing candidates, in case anyone hasn’t noticed. I’m not going to endorse anybody. I’m going to tell you who I’m voting for, and a few words of why. I’m not going to tell you who I’m … Continue reading

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On the Ballot II

I’m looking at a copy of the general election ballot. My name’s on it. See? Given the hoops I’ve managed to first locate and then jump through, bitching most of the way, this should not be all that surprising. Still … Continue reading

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Camp N Packin’

Getting off-island on a holiday weekend is all good, and when you’re going to Camp N Pack it’s even better. This is last weekend we’re talking about, Columbus Day weekend, the real end of “the season” and the time when … Continue reading

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SJS 4 MVC on FB

My campaign for the MVC is now legit: it’s got its own Facebook page. Travvy is my campaign manager. If you’re not on Facebook, you probably can’t see it (if you aren’t but you can, let me know!). Here’s what … Continue reading

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