Category: 2020

Rating the Presidential Candidates at the Public Education Forum…with the Danielson Teacher Evaluation Rubric!

Rating the Presidential Candidates at the Public Education Forum…with the Danielson Teacher Evaluation Rubric!

I just got home from Pittsburgh where Chris Savage and I were covering the Public Education Forum for Eclectablog, and have been looking forward to sharing my thoughts on what transpired. Before we get to the candidates’ performances, I want to make sure to congratulate the organizers of this event, especially Randi Weingarten of the American Federation of Teachers, and […]

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The simple reason Republicans back Trump — they know they have to cheat to win

The simple reason Republicans back Trump — they know they have to cheat to win

The GOP gave up on elections when they saw how well stealing Florida in 2000 worked Consider three stories from this week: 1. Georgia closed 214 polling places from 2012-2018. That prevented between 54,000 to 85,000 people from casting ballots, finds new @ajc investigation. Stacey Abrams missed runoff by 21,000 votes. Black voters 20% more likely than whites to be […]

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Predictions for the Pittsburgh Public Education Forum 2020

Predictions for the Pittsburgh Public Education Forum 2020

Given that education consistently ranks among the top issues for voters in most public opinion polls, with the vast majority (82%) of parents of school-aged children reporting that they are either “somewhat” or “completely satisfied” with their child’s education, one could be forgiven for being flummoxed by the near-absence of questions about teachers, schools, or education in general at any […]

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Start your panic giving now!

Start your panic giving now!

Let’s lead in Wisconsin and flip state legislatures and then see if we have any money left April 7, 2020. That’s the date of the Wisconsin primary. It’s also the date of the next Wisconsin Supreme Court election. If you pay close attention to Badger State politics, you may be still be having night terrors revolving around the last Wisconsin […]

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What exactly will it take for GOP Senate candidate John James to renounce Ted Nugent-wannabe Kid Rock’s endorsement?

What exactly will it take for GOP Senate candidate John James to renounce Ted Nugent-wannabe Kid Rock’s endorsement?

When he ran for U.S. Senate against Democrat Debbie Stabenow, John James proudly bragged about an endorsement he received from Ted Nugent-wannabe Kid Rock. See for yourself: He not only appeared on stage with Bob Ritchie (Rock’s real name), he hung out with him backstage: Ritchie has been trying to out-idiot Ted Nugent for a long time in what appears […]

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Trump’s impeachable crimes show he knows how to steal the 2020 election

Trump’s impeachable crimes show he knows how to steal the 2020 election

The smoking gun shows why you can’t underestimate Trump Donald Trump’s central insight is that almost no one follows American politics closely, not even the press. Look at this chart from Dr. Rachel Bitecofer: If you are reading this now, on a Thanksgiving weekend especially, you are highly engaged with politics. You probably know that Trump went to Afghanistan because […]

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For democracy to prevail, the Republican Party must be convicted and removed

For democracy to prevail, the Republican Party must be convicted and removed

Placing your career over the Constitution must have consequences What are the most telling revelations uncovered in impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump? I’d nominate two new facts that are equally revealing and ominous: 1. As soon as Trump gets away with it, he’s at it again. On the day after Robert Mueller testified before the House and it immediately became […]

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The billionaires are mad at us because we’re trillionaires

The billionaires are mad at us because we’re trillionaires

If you want to know what this election could be about, sip the sweat and tears of certain billionaires Even before Emmanuel Saez and and GOTMFV show guest Gabriel Zucman documented that billionaires are paying a lower effective tax rate than the working class, even before two billionaires jumped into the Democratic primary way too late, even before billionaires began […]

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Donald Trump will definitely lose the popular vote by millions — and he could still definitely be ‘elected’ president

Donald Trump will definitely lose the popular vote by millions — and he could still definitely be ‘elected’ president

And the only thing you should be overwhelmed by is how much you can do to stop him This is your brain on polls. Just hours before Democrats swept into voting booths to gain full control of recent swing-state Virginia and the Kentucky governorship, polls from The New York Times Upshot and Siena College, which were quite accurate in 2018, […]

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More on GOP Senate candidate John James’ ties Ukrainian criminal Lev Parnas — there was a meeting

More on GOP Senate candidate John James’ ties Ukrainian criminal Lev Parnas — there was a meeting

Late last month, the Michigan Democratic Party revealed photos of Michigan Republican Senate candidate John James with indicted Ukrainian criminal Lev Parnas, who was doing what amounted to a whistlestop tour around the country with human-Gollum Rudy Giuliani. It was odd to see Parnas with various candidates around the country and it began to raise questions about how much involvement […]

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The Trump Bump for Democrats… Or Republicans? with special guest election analyst & forecaster Rachel Bitecofer

The Trump Bump for Democrats… Or Republicans? with special guest election analyst & forecaster Rachel Bitecofer

Rachel “The Doc” Bitecofer on Twitter: @RachelBitecofer Rachel Bitecofer’s work can be found at the Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy. Rachel Bitecofer’s 2020 forecast can be found here: With 16 Months to go, Negative Partisanship Predicts the 2020 Presidential Election Have a look at Rachel Bitecofer’s evening on Election Night 2018: Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Progressives Everywhere […]

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