Category: KTB University

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 was backed...

grover

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’s reelection made him the first and still the only President to win two nonconsecutive terms in office....

benjamin harrison

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 speechmaker, he...

grover cleveland

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 power of...

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...

michigan primary

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...

everyone pays

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...

nevada

Nevada Proves Indeed To Be Hillary’s Firewall

  Hillary won the Nevada caucuses over Bernie Sanders by approximately 6 points. She won Clark County, Nevada’s most diverse county, by 10 points. She also won heavily Latino East Las Vegas, calling into question the entrance-exit poll which showed Sanders leading by eight points among Hispanic voters.   The...

piketty

Piketty Can’t Justify Sanders’ Fantasy Economics

  French economist Thomas Piketty claims capitalist societies, with rare exceptions, see ever-increasing concentrations of wealth. Currently, we’re in a destructive self-reinforcing trend back toward 18th- and 19th-century levels of inequality, he argues using data and economic theory. Piketty’s empirical work is both clearly impressive and ultimately unreliable.   Piketty...