The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

The Devil Went Down to Georgia

What has happened to my native state? Last night on The Other Podcast with John Hoge, I discussed some of the numbers from the presidential vote in Georgia where, we are told, Joe Biden won by about 14,000 votes. How could this happen? Well, you can start by comparing this year’s election to 2016, when […]

Are You a ‘Far-Right Extremist’?

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, anyone concerned about the integrity of the 2020 election is part of a “cluster of far-right extremists including neo-fascists, white nationalists and militia members.” Thus do they describe the #StopTheSteal rally planned for noon Saturday at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. Among the featured guests at the D.C. […]

‘Chris, We Haven’t Called Texas Yet’

Millions of Republicans have stopped watching Fox News after the Election Night debacle in which the network’s “Decision Desk” (i.e., a Democrat named Aaron Mishkin) called Arizona for Joe Biden at a time when they were still claiming that Ohio and Texas were “too close to call.” When the “Decision Desk” called Arizona for Biden, […]

Articles Mentioning Benford’s Law Are Reportedly Banned on Facebook

Benford’s Law is a principle of statistics relating to the frequency with which various digits occur in random samples. It has been used in accounting as a means of detecting fraudulent bookkeeping, because people will enter fake numbers in a non-random pattern. Benford’s Law has also been used to detect vote fraud, where false tallies […]

Whatever Happened to … ?

. . . Jonah Goldberg, for example. Most days now, I don’t even realize he exists, unless Ace goes off on him, and then I’m like, “Oh, he’s still around?” One of the things we have gained from the Trump era is the knowledge that some people were never really on our side. They were […]

Georgia on My Mind

Last night Wombat and I were texting and I told him I was trying to ignore this development in my native state: Biden has taken a narrow lead over Trump in Georgia, a state Trump must carry to maintain a pathway to an electoral college win and that no Democrat has carried since 1992, on […]

Post-Election Hangover Syndrome

Why is it that rural counties with comparatively few resources can manage to count all their votes on Election Night, while America’s major cities still haven’t finalized their totals by Thursday? Democrats should be asked that question, because it says an awful lot about what’s wrong with the Democratic Party, which governs all the places […]

Sheriff Bob Wins Re-Election

If you’re a fan of law enforcement, you know Sheriff Bob Gualtieri of Pinellas County, Florida. He is a veteran lawman who went to college and got a law degree, worked as a lawyer and then returned to the sheriff’s department as legal counsel and became chief deputy before being appointed sheriff by Gov. Rick […]

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