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New York Times interactive map of General Election 2016 results

Just found an interesting, informative link to a New York Times map of how Donald Trump won this General Election 2016.  Here’s the link below.  You can click on the states or the listing of the states below to see the exact popular vote count for all the counties, plus percentage breakdowns and colorized maps (red to blue).


I checked my home state of Hawaii and it’s totally blue, “much more Democratic”.

Arizona on the other hand, is considered “somewhat more Republican” and they had this analysis:

“Race Preview: Democrats believe they have a chance of winning Arizona’s 11 electoral votes for the first time since Bill Clinton carried the state in 1996, but polls show the race leaning in Mr. Trump’s favor. Mitt Romney won Arizona in 2012 by 9 percentage points.”

Trump won Arizona by 4.1 % according to the New York Times.  Arizona Secretary of State website is reporting more votes: http://results.arizona.vote/2016/General/n1591/Results-State.html, with Trump only winning by 3.95%, but provisional ballots are still being counted (as far as I know).

And the maps also show how Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party’s Jill Stein did overall, as well.

Note that the most Democratic place (not a state) is the District of Columbia, where the nation’s capital is, voting almost 93% for Hillary Clinton. They have a very Democratic past as well:

“Race Preview: The nation’s capital has awarded its three electoral votes to the Democratic candidate in every presidential election since it gained the right to vote for president in 1961. Barack Obama won District of Columbia in 2012 by 83.6 percentage points.”



Women are increasingly resorting to DIY abortions? Don’t worry, GOP politicians have a remedy for that.

Big kudos to New York Times columnist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz for his revealing report on the explosion in interest in black market abortion procedures, based on internet searches, in the aftermath of a plethora of restrictions passed by states often under the (ironic) guise of “safety”.

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MLK Civil rights film “Selma” at the Loft




SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6 AT 7:00PM | REGULAR ADMISSION PRICES at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson

“See the Oscar-winning 2014 drama Selma, followed by an onstage discussion with journalist and author Diane McWhorter, whose acclaimed book “Carry Me Home,” an account of the civil rights revolution in Birmingham, Alabama, won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction.

Journalism on Screen is an ongoing series combining films that explore the world of journalism with lively discussions with experts and industry professionals. Presented by The New York Times, The University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, The University of Arizona School of Journalism, The Arizona Inn and The Loft Cinema.

Selma is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition.

The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-winning a Selma tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo, delivering an unforgettable performance) and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history. (Dir. by Ava DuVernay, 2014, USA, 127 mins., Rated PG-13)

Rebecca Diane McWhorter is a journalist, commentator and author who has written extensively about race and the history of civil rights. Her book, “Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution,” was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction and the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize in 2002. She is also the author of the 2004 book “A Dream of Freedom,” a young adult history of the civil rights movement. “page of USA Today, Slate, and many other publications.”


There’s nothing enthralling, or new, about Carly Fiorina’s funhouse mirror “feminism”

Crossposted from DemocraticDiva.com

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Perhaps the most disheartening aspect of the last GOP presidential debate was following it on Twitter and seeing feminists I respect declare Carly Fiorina the “winner” and express admiration of her fierceness and command of information (bad information but, whatever, I guess). While I do agree that Fiorina handled the question about Donald Trump’s buffoonish comment about her face deftly, I had to shake my head at tweets by feminist academics lavishing praise on her performance when these same feminist academics would fail a freshman student for dissembling as much as Fiorina did. Being a glib liar, and especially about things that tremendously affect vulnerable women (like Planned Parenthood) is not worthy of anything but contempt. And it’s not remarkable either but some feminists continue to be “enthralled” by Carly Fiorina even as they are (rightly) alarmed about how anti-women many of her stances are. Continue reading

Yes, it’s Clinton Rules

Crossposted from DemocraticDiva.com

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I don’t buy NYT Public Editor Margaret Sullivan’s explanation for the paper’s glaringly flawed “exclusive” story (splashed across the front page and digital platforms) about a criminal investigation on Hillary Clinton over her emails. No, what happened appeared to yet another instance of “Clinton Rules” though I do agree with the general point about scoop journalism Sullivan makes here:

There are at least two major journalistic problems here, in my view. Competitive pressure and the desire for a scoop led to too much speed and not enough caution. Mr. Purdy told me that the reporters, whom he described as excellent and experienced, were “sent back again and again” to seek confirmation of the key elements; but while no one would discuss the specifics of who the sources were, my sense is that final confirmation came from the same person more than once.

The reporters and editors were not able to see the referral itself, Mr. Purdy said, and that’s the norm in such cases; anything else would be highly unusual, he said. So they were relying on their sources’ interpretation of it. All at The Times emphasized that the core of the initial story – the request for an investigation – is true, and that it was major news, as was the later development. Continue reading

Paul, honey, we pro-choicers could have told you this 30 years ago


Paul Krugman’s Monday NYT column is a sharp observation of how the American Right is untethered from evidence on a wide variety of policy issues.

Of course not. Evidence doesn’t matter for the “debate” over climate policy, where I put scare quotes around “debate” because, given the obvious irrelevance of logic and evidence, it’s not really a debate in any normal sense. And this situation is by no means unique. Indeed, at this point it’s hard to think of a major policy dispute where facts actually do matter; it’s unshakable dogma, across the board. And the real question is why. Continue reading