Author: Kwaisi France

william mckinley

William McKinley: The 25th Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   In 1896, Democrat William Jennings Bryan was making the case for the common man. Republican William Mckinley...

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Grover Returns: The 24th Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   Grover Cleveland Returns Grover Cleveland’s reelection made him the first and still the only President to win...

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Benjamin Harrison: The 23rd Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   Benjamin Harrison was the centennial president elected exactly 100 years after George Washington. While a very good...

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Grover Cleveland: The 22nd Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   Since the Civil War, the presidency had seen 2 assassinations, and 5 less than memorable presidencies. The...

racial demographics

Racial Demographics Of Hillary and Bernie

  I think it’s difficult to admit, but obvious to see, that Democrats are polarized by race in the primary. The results, thus far, can’t be ignored.   Racial Demographics Bernie has won Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma. Here are the racial demographics of...

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Michigan Primary Doesn’t Change Math

  I was wrong (12-4 through 16 chosen). Nate Silver was wrong. Bernie Sanders won the Michigan primary and was able to salvage what would have been a very bad night otherwise. Hillary’s win in Mississippi brought the delegate count for the evening to 87 for her and 69 for...

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Retirement Savings Is Not A Cure All

  The Economic Policy Institute has released a report detailing shortcomings of 401(K) plans. “We’re moving toward a retirement system that magnifies inequality, and doesn’t reduce it,” Monique Morrissey, the author of the EPI report, titled “The State of American Retirement,” said.   Retirement for Working Families The key findings...

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Everyone Pays Because Everyone Benefits

  Everyone pays because everyone benefits is the theme of the Bernie Sanders’ tax plan which would raise $15.3 trillion over the next decade, according to an analysis released by the non-partisan Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center (TPC). The plan would raise another $25.1 trillion in the subsequent 10 years. The...

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NFL Combine Questioning Can Get Personal

  The Atlanta Falcons apologized to Ohio State corner Eli Apple after a coach asked him about his sexuality at the NFL Combine. According to Apple, one of the Falcons coaches asked if he liked men. Falcons head coach Dan Quinn issued a statement that said the team was sorry....