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Elections during the Off-Year (2013)

3 Nov

Turnout is, to put it bluntly, un-Americanly too low during the off off-year elections.  An off-year election is defined when it happens during an odd-numbered year (i.e. this year).  I would actually love it if elections for state-, county-, local- and special district- levels happened during the off-year because as it stands right now, all the media is sucked into the presidential race when it is actually the lower levels that have more of an impact on our lives.  Unfortunately, this means that the public is even less interested and thus turnout decreases, sometimes precipitously, from the previous general presidential election.  In my current state of residence of Indiana, all levels of government from townships to the federal level are being elected which squeezes out media coverage of the down-ballot races which I think does a disservice to all those positions and voters.  Anyways, the following are some highlights of select races being decided during this week’s off-year general election:

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When all is said and done, more is said than done: Christie vs. Paul

1 Aug

Those who care about policy like the debate in which we combat with each other using ideas rather than just words.  At least for me, I’ve learned about topics I did and did not know in addition to those on which I oppose or support a position through debate with my peers.  I can usually only do this if the other person understands where I’m coming from and vice versa and that we’re open to each other’s ideas.  When I do this, Continue reading

Why you should(n’t) concern yourself with the 2016 election

14 Jul

This will be one of those times in which I want you to do as I say, not as I do. Continue reading

Kudos to Chris Christie

6 Jun
English: Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie

English: Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Just this past week, Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) passed away, and after a millisecond about remembering his life, we talked about the politics surrounding his death more than the accomplishments during his life.  The media and the parties were debating what Gov. Chris Christie should do (to help them).  With a special election held concurrent Continue reading

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