Gongol.com Archives: August 2016
August 7, 2016
Toxic candidate at the top of the ballot hurts everybody downballot
Things are so ridiculous within the Republican Party as a result of the nomination of a toxic candidate that the Libertarian Party ticket, composed of two former Republican governors, looks like the only reasonable "lifeboat" for voters who don't wish to endorse an expansion of government by voting for the Democratic ticket. When things fall apart at the top of the ballot, it's quite hard for people seeking lower office to do so within the same party.
Russian athletes banned from Rio Paralympics
An entire team banished over a doping scandal. It's really sad to see -- especially since the Olympics are supposed to promote openness and international interaction -- but the Russian system seems to have been hopelessly penetrated by cheating.
Evolutionary processes do some wild things
Adoring review of Des Moines from a visitor
Yes, there's a whole lot right with this city
Japanese emperor to give rare speech
If there's anything in politics more ridiculous than a hereditary monarchy -- even when completely toothless -- it's hard to tell what it is