Archive for February 18th, 2008

What’s a good way to get a superdelegate’s support?

| February 18, 2008 | 1 Reply
What’s a good way to get a superdelegate’s support?

Here in America, we get the support of superdelegates the tried and true way.   If you want a superdelegate’s support, pay them money.   This sordid practice was described by Massie Ritsch, Communications Director for the Center for Responsive Politics, in an interview with Amy Goodman of DemocracyNow: MASSIE RITSCH: Well, what we did, Amy, was […]

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Who’s Afraid of Barack? And why?

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Who’s Afraid of Barack? And why?

I watched a few minutes of a Sunday morning Fox political program, and noticed that their fair and balanced coverage of presidential politics had several distinct spins. On the republican side, McCain is the anointed candidate. On the Democrat side, the race will be decided by the super-delegates. Every bit of subtle mud that can […]

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Experiencing the paradox of choice at the local Schnucks grocery store.

| February 18, 2008 | 11 Replies
Experiencing the paradox of choice at the local Schnucks grocery store.

It’s difficult to overcome the prejudice that having more choices is always better.   In The Paradox of Choice, Barry Schwartz made a convincing case that too much choice can overload and paralyze us.   I couldn’t help but think of the paradox of choice while grocery shopping yesterday.   One of the major chains of grocery stores […]

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