This is a good one

It’s probably pretty obvious that I’m not a republican, and it’s probably equally obvious that I don’t like Ted Cruz. Actually, of all the candidates on the GOP side this election cycle, Cruz is probably the one I can tolerate the least. It’s also important to say, up front, that I really like and respect Hillary Clinton. I was a bit undecided between Sanders and Clinton (and was very sad that O’Malley didn’t do better), but I’ve been leaning pretty strongly toward Hillary for the past few weeks. My mind is rarely made up, I’m always open to new information, and legit evidence of criminal behavior (which, contrary to FoxNews world, doesn’t exist) could certainly change my view. With all that out there: my dislike of Cruz and my support for Clinton, I have to say that the new ad from Cruz is really fun.

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On the failure of government…

Our government has failed us numerous times, and it’s safe to bet that it will fail us again. What happened with the poisoned water in Flint Michigan is a recent example, and a horrible one, but it is just one example. The Brookings Institution created the dismal graphic above, showing government failures and plotting the size/impact/type of the failures [edit, 10.6.16: the link to the image died, but the interactive is here]. There is no question that our government is imperfect, and that there is reason to be disappointed. The way each of us thinks we should respond to that disappointment is what seems to divide us, and I just don’t understand the logic behind some that fall on the other side of this.

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