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2016 general election presidential poll
May 05, 2016 - 12:10 AM - by erimir
Since we won't actually be voting on the choices here, I'm going to ask a different question.

It is a done deal that it is Clinton vs. Trump, despite the persistence of some Bernie supporters in thinking otherwise. He needs to win by a 30% margin in the remaining states (weighted average). Getting a 5% margin in Indiana ain't gonna cut it (in fact, his required margin rose from 28% to 30% as a result). So it's over, Clinton won.

So the question is, who will be a better president?

This does not mean you think whoever will be a great or even good president. It merely requires that your choice be better than the other option.
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Brazilian Constitutional Clusterfuck
Apr 18, 2016 - 11:22 PM - by The Man
I have to confess to a rather inadequate understanding of Brazilian politics. Apparently the lower house of Brazil’s bicameral congress has voted to move forward with impeachment proceedings against Dilma Rousseff, the successor to the relatively popular Luis Inácio Lula da Silva. Rousseff has been accused repeatedly of corruption, but notably, most of the people accusing her of corruption seem to be tremendously guilty of it themselves. Both Rousseff and Lula da Silva are members of the centre-left Workers’ Party (PT, Partido dos Trabalhadores), and the main supporters of the impeachment proceedings seem to have been the centre-right PSBD (Brazilian Social Democrat Party), their main historical opponents.

I have to confess I haven’t even come close to wrapping my brain around what’s actually going on here. The Byzantine nature of Brazilian politics seems to make American politics look somewhat straightforward in comparison, and there seems to be an absolutely massive number of governing bodies involved. I’m sure a few hours of research could help clarify matters for me, but at this particular moment I really don’t have that much time to spare. That said, via Lawyers, Guns & Money, this roundup seems to be quite insightful indeed. A particularly relevant bit of info:

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The voting took nearly six hours, and was quite the spectacle. Each deputy was given the chance to briefly state why they were voting, and the responses were….various. The causes cited for voting to impeach Dilma included, but were not limited to: for
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