Bernie or Biden? I’m voting Bernie There are several ways people approach this question. Who is most electable? Who is most likely to beat Trump? Which policies do I support? Right now a salient question is electability: who would be most likely to win a general election? At the heart of the question is a … Continue reading Bernie or Biden? I’m voting Bernie
Jeremy’s 2020 Chicago & Illinois Primary Voter Guide — March 17th, 2020 Ok, it is voting time in Illinois so time to know what you are voting on. There are a lot of things on the ballot right now, a few high profile ones and a long list of votes that you may not know … Continue reading Jeremy’s 2020 Chicago & Illinois Primary Voter Guide — March 17th, 2020
Bernie or Biden: Who has a better chance to win from an Electoral College standpoint? At this point reasonable people should want Trump gone from office. Right now a few things stand in the way of that, like gerrymandering, the Electoral College, democratic infighting, and lots of other things! I wanted to go look at … Continue reading Bernie or Biden: Who has a better chance to win from an Electoral College standpoint?
Trump and the US Government as an International Embarrassment is an Understatement I’ve now been to a lot of countries in the last four months, and maybe met people from 50+ countries. It’s a common question to ask: “where are you from?” I say I’m from the US, and so some people ask about politics. … Continue reading Trump and the US Government as an International Embarrassment is an Understatement
Visiting a Chinese Propaganda Museum in Shanghai with a Russian Couple In Shanghai I met a nice Russian couple and we hung out and explored for a few days. One of the things we did was go to see the Propaganda Poster Center. It’s a hidden spot, in the basement of an apartment building, and a … Continue reading Visiting a Chinese Propaganda Museum in Shanghai with a Russian Couple
China: A tough place to travel China really challenged me. I found it pretty difficult to travel in China relative to other countries I have visited. I think it was also the only country I came out of liking it less after I visited. First off it was the most difficult visa that I obtained. I … Continue reading China: A tough place to travel
Tensions Building in Hong Kong with China It was interesting timing to travel to Hong Kong. I arrived in Hong Kong on June 2nd. It turns out that June 4th was the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in China. And there are a number of interesting trends happening in both China and Hong Kong … Continue reading Tensions Building in Hong Kong with China
Thoughts on US and Cuba Relations and Trade Embargo I recently traveled to Cuba. While I was there, I asked a number of Cubans what they thought about the government. It was hard to get too many answers, seems some were fine with it, and some didn’t like it. I was in a taxi and we … Continue reading Thoughts on US and Cuba Relations and Trade Embargo
Talking to a TSA Agent about the Government Shutdown I’m flying from JFK airport in New York to SFO today. The longest government shutdown in US history just got put on pause for 3 weeks yesterday where 800,000 federal employees had been furloughed. I asked him how the last three weeks had been going. It sounds like he … Continue reading Talking to a TSA Agent about the Government Shutdown
Would You Vote For Trump or a Random Citizen? For me, without a doubt, I would vote for a random citizen. If you read the Wikipedia page for Average Joe it shares some of the attributes of the “typical person” in the US. While it’s a a stereotype, it gives a sense of what some of the median … Continue reading Would You Vote For Trump or a Random Citizen?