America: The Trump Era

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Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:59 pm

but, but, but the economy..
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gorkie wrote:Homogeneous: The Political Affiliations of Elite Liberal Arts College Faculty

https://www.nas.org/articles/homogenous ... te_liberal

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In this paper I find that D:R ratios among fifty-one of the top sixty-six U.S. News-ranked colleges average 10.4:1., Excluding Annapolis and West Point raises the ratio to 12.7:1. This compares with a national D:R ratio of 1.6:1 for people who have some graduate school experience.
Some STEM fields come close to the baseline national average of 1.6:1; potentially ideologically linked fields, especially the interdisciplinary studies fields, do not. Thus, the D:R ratio for engineering is 1.6:1 while for the interdisciplinary studies fields it is 108:0.
Institutional factors at the state government level as well as at the individual college level may play some causal role. Professors in more Democratic states, especially in New York and New England, are more often affiliated with the Democratic Party than in other states.
Since the 1960s, a few liberal arts colleges have not conformed to the homogenizing trend, and these demonstrate that institutional characteristics, at a minimum, contribute to faculty political affiliation in liberal arts colleges. Thomas Aquinas is all Republican, and the two military colleges in my sample, West Point and Annapolis, have D:R ratios of 1.3:1 and 2.3:1. Studies that focus on grand means ignore the association of affiliation rates with institutional characteristics.
These findings suggest important implications for research and policy. For research, a coherent causal model of the imbalance in political affiliation in colleges requires that statistical models integrate institutional effects with individual faculty characteristics. For policy, if political homogeneity is embedded in college culture, attempting to reform colleges by changing their cultures seems a very tall order. The solution to viewpoint homogeneity may lie in establishing new colleges from the ground up, rather than in reforming existing ones.

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So, now that the whole russiagate hoax has finally been obliterated, let's take a moment to reflect on the lies your media frothed up from baseless allegations, how you all fell for it for 2 + years, hook , line and sinker, at the expense of a bucketload of more serious issues your country faced.

How this obsession to see nothing but Russia everywhere gifted Trump with a smokescreen so perfect...

And how, it turns out, some guy from Oz, who you all said had no right to be commenting on something he knew nothing about(" he's never even been to the States...") resulting in a herd like mentality to abuse me and get pretty angry, was right all along.


Boy, that one stings, eh?


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Not sure how you conclude it was a hoax, but your train of thought hasn’t always stayed on track.
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Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:15 pm

Ahh, a conspiracy theorist still?

If you don't think you've just been scammed for two years I don't know what to tell you.
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No matter how bad you might be feeling about yourself, your life or anything really, just remember that there are still some people out there who are so hopelessly moronic that they still believe that Russia didn’t work to influence the outcome of the 2016 election results. Just know that you are an Einstein compared to these hopelessly ridonkulous idiots and you should instantly feel a lot better about yourself and the fact that you are not one of these lobotomized mental midgets.

Hey now.
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misterx wrote:Ahh, a conspiracy theorist still?
In Soviet Russia, irony thick like good borscht!
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gorkie wrote:No matter how bad you might be feeling about yourself, your life or anything really, just remember that there are still some people out there who are so hopelessly moronic that they still believe that Russia didn’t work to influence the outcome of the 2016 election results. Just know that you are an Einstein compared to these hopelessly ridonkulous idiots and you should instantly feel a lot better about yourself and the fact that you are not one of these lobotomized mental midgets.

Hey now.
Bro, Mueller, the guy you Russiagate cultists clung to as saviour( look back, some of the comments I'd quote if I could be bothered, so messiah like are they....) has delivered his report you were all pinning your hopes on.

It disagrees with every premise you Einsteins believed you thought you knew about over the last 2 years re Russia. It was all lies and fantasy.

Then again this is the problem with being part of a zany cult.....impervious to reason !!!
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misterx wrote:Ahh, a conspiracy theorist still?
In Soviet Russia, irony thick like good borscht!
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Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:30 pm

Mueller punted to Congress on whether the known and long-public collusion amounts to criminal conspiracy or is just shady AF, citing the office of legal counsel guidance that a president can't be indicted. Completely documented the campaign from Russia, collusion and meetings, and obstruction of the investigation, much of which has long been public but piecemeal.

https://www.justice.gov/olc/opinion/sit ... rosecution

Also see the front page of every reputable news source.
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Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:39 pm

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/artic ... s-our-turn


This smells to me like someone who’s going to come back into the race once the herd is thinner and the questions like “are you a capitalist?” are no longer being asked.

PS. It smells good
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Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:58 pm

Like under his third-party thing?
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plaink wrote:Like under his third-party thing?
Nonononono

When the Democrats get down to like 5 candidates, if the expected winner is too far left to win the national (Sanders, maybe Warren, but I hope she’s long gone by then), a surprise reentry by Bloomberg seems about right to me.

He could win the general election, but he could not win the primaries, which is frankly a dumb way to operate.
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