2020 Election


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  • The Myth of the Technological Deep State
    Claims of fraud figure prominently in the fallout from last November’s Presidential election. Some claim that voting machines actually manipulated votes and vote counts. These claims are sufficient widespread that Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D Nevada) and Senator Tom Carper (D Delaware) refuted those claims on the Senate floor during… Read more »
  • Will Trump’s Attempted Electoral Coup Succeed?
    Joe Biden has won states worth 306 Electoral College votes, 36 more than the 270 needed to win, and received in excess of 5 million more popular votes than Donald Trump. Yet Trump insists the election was stolen from him and he is the victor. Trump started attacking the election… Read more »
  • After the American Election: Overcoming Plague, Chaos and “Mass”
    “The mass-man has no attention to spare for reasoning; he learns only in his own flesh.” – Jose Ortega y’Gasset, The Revolt of the Masses (1930) In the United States, prima facie, presidential elections represent a core fixture of democracy. Nonetheless, though necessary – and never more so than in… Read more »
  • Vote With Your Feet: Foot Voting and Political Freedom
    The United States has just completed a historically divisive election. As I write, the winner of the presidential election is not yet definitively known, though it seems highly likely that Democratic candidate Joe Biden will ultimately prevail when all the votes are counted. Whatever the outcome, many millions of people… Read more »
  • Preserving and Protecting the Rule of Law Now That the Election is Over
    The election is over. The process has begun to transition to the next administration. What must be preserved is the Constitution of the United States. The cornerstone to the success of the Republic is the rule of law. Without it we are no different than any tinpot government in some… Read more »
  • Incarcerated Americans in Maryland and Voting Rights
    Every four years, Americans are met with countless ads and displays encouraging them to vote. However, current and formerly incarcerated Americans are continuously left out of the conversation. Our criminal justice system is so stigmatized that we discount incarcerated Americans from the voting process: the pillar upon which our democratic… Read more »
  • Has the Supreme Court Finally Become a Major Issue in a Presidential Election?
    The U.S. Supreme Court has emerged as a significant election issue for the first time in more than fifty years. The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett has riveted the nation’s attention on the Court in a way that rarely if ever has… Read more »
  • Speaker Pelosi Is Second in Line for the Presidency: Claims to the Contrary Are Weak and Dangerous
    Is Nancy Pelosi, as Speaker of the House of Representatives, properly and constitutionally second in line for the presidency? The question has urgent new relevance in light of President Donald Trump becoming sick with Coronavirus and the spread of COVID infections at the top levels of the administration. If a… Read more »
  • The Social Justice Vice Presidency
    Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for President of the United States, will soon be announcing his choice for Vice President. Biden himself served two-terms as President Barack Obama’s Vice President. If elected, Biden will become the oldest President in American history. His choice of a Vice President is therefore… Read more »
  • What If Trump’s Electoral Defeat Coincides with a Nuclear Crisis?
    “The masses have followed the magicians again and again…Socrates and Plato were the first to take up the struggle against them in clear awareness of what was at stake.” – Karl Jaspers, Reason and Anti-Reason in our Time (1952) On absolutely all matters of existential survival, individual or collective, candor… Read more »