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beyond Poly-Sci 101

College political science courses are a good starting point for learning about the process. But as anyone with 10 years or more in any field will tell you, what they learned in the real world turned out quite differently from what they learned in school.

In politics, the academics still explain election results while the voting public still believes those to be irrefutable facts.

My experience has been different from theirs. First, their view of, for a relevant example, Montana’s 2012 gubernatorial race.

The Democrat received 236,450 votes The Republican received 228,879 votes The Libertarian received 18,160 votes.

The fascinating, to me, academic conclusion is that the Libertarian gave the election to the Democrats. That had it not been for […]

Ted Dunlap for governor

I just developed a half-page, two-sided handout for my campaign. It covers three main points that I could impact in a highly positive way were I to win the election.

Moreover, if my campaign attracts significant interest and generates excitement in these three ideas, mainstream candidates and mainstream media would take notice.

Thus, every bit you help and every time you share moves these three ideas more into mainstream focus.

Here is a link to a .pdf of it. I encourage you to print them two sided, then cut in half vertically.

Distribute liberally in your area of operation. Ted’s Triad handout I also encourage you to send a check.

I will print and share a bunch […]

more guns, less crime

STATE OF THE NATION: Lots More Guns, Much Less Violent Crime

Posted by on April 5, 2016 at 11:42 am

Patrick Tyrell noted something interesting yesterday at The Daily Signal.

We’ve noted previously that firearms sales and ownership are both at an all-time high in the United States.

Female, urban, and youth shooters are the fastest growing demographics of gun owners. Sport shooting is the fastest growing sport among high school students in many parts of the nation, and a surge in female shooters is driving both the concealed […]

war on coal

SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee says he’ll approve a bill allowing Washington state’s largest utility to set aside money for the eventual shutdown of two coal-fired electricity plants in Montana.

The Obama administration and friends appear to have declared war on coal energy. This does not seem to relate to coal’s fit in the overall energy production, consumption and environmental impacts. And it very definitely has a negative impact on Montana’s use of our natural resources … which is also jobs and our way of life here.

Modern coal mining and energy production is far cleaner than its reputation, and currently meets 34% of this country’s energy needs. Were one to want to reduce coal energy production, intelligent approaches […]

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cannabis saves lives

Study Proves Legal Marijuana Is Literally Saving Lives

from Counter Current News .com  

A study by the Journal of the American Medical Association has indicated that legalized marijuana in certain areas coincided with a drastic reduction in painkiller deaths. According to the study, between 1999 and 2010, within the 13 states that legalized marijuana, there was a 25% reduction in opiate painkiller overdose deaths.

Study co-author Colleen Barry said that this same trend occurred in every state to legalize the plant since.

A new survey conducted by the Centre for Addictions Research of BC helps explain why Big […]

the wasted vote

Image Credit: 5 Reasons Why Voting Third Party Is Not A Wasted Vote Vote with pride, fellow Americans.

Kasey Cross

from the odyssey online

This November will be my first election that I can vote in, and I’ve already got my candidate picked out.

I’m not a Trump supporter, I’m not vying for Hillary, and I’m definitely not “feeling the Bern” (which, by the way, is a tagline that really just makes me think of a bad UTI). I’m supporting a third party candidate.

Ultimately, the response that I get when I tell others I’m voting third party is that I’m “wasting” my vote. To all my third party friends who are getting the same […]

Trump: A Manchurian Candidate?

By Daily Bell Staff

Trump’s rise disturbs world media … As the U.S. woke up Wednesday to the news that Donald Trump had triumphed in a majority of the states up for grabs in the Super Tuesday contests, the wider world also woke up to the prospect of a man whom some consider a demagogue occupying the world’s most powerful political office … – Financial Express

The mainstream media is filled with howls about Donald Trump. Even the most positive articles about him tend to catalogue his political achievements within a larger context of GOP consternation and evident fury.

Here is our question, as close observers of the mainstream media: Is it propaganda of a sort? Is the evident […]