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The Responsible Market-based Universal Health Care Plan

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:22:34 +0000

Months ago, someone asked me what I would do about health care in the United States. My preferred health care policies stand no chance whatsoever of being made into law, but I’m going to explain how I would structure the system if I were in charge. Warning: Not only is this a long post, but […]



Obamacare and Mortality Rates

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 19:37:01 +0000

I’ve heard a lot of people talking about how many lives have been saved by Obamacare, and how many lives will be lost if it is repealed. So I decided to look at the mortality statistics for the United States before and after passage of the Affordable Care Act. The data for 2009-2014 is taken […]



A Smattering of Post-election Thoughts

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:02:12 +0000

On November 4, 2008, I made the following blog post: Congratulations to President-Elect Obama While I didn’t vote for him, I wish him well in doing what is best for our country. It was succinct, but heartfelt. No matter who is President, I want them to do what is best for our country. With that […]



Unlikely but Possible Outcomes for the Presidential Race

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 15:49:07 +0000

Obviously, our next President will almost certainly be either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Most likely, that will happen because one or the other won enough states with enough electoral college votes to have at least 270. And I’ve already discussed the unlikely event that McMullin wins Utah’s six electoral college votes and neither Trump […]



Electoral College Maps

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 02:56:04 +0000

This is what I hope will happen: Click the map to create your own at 270toWin.com This is my prediction for what I think will happen:   Click the map to create your own at 270toWin.com Of course, in 2008 I underestimated the Democrat’s victory margin in the Electoral College. I did so again in […]



Why Evan McMullin winning Utah does not help Hillary Clinton become President

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:14:19 +0000

I’ve seen a lot of people claiming that Evan McMullin winning Utah just helps Hillary Clinton get elected. That is false, and I’m going to explain why. First, McMullin winning Utah makes a difference in who is elected President in only one circumstance: if neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump manages to get to 270 […]



Why I’m switching from Johnson to McMullin for President

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:07:05 +0000

Forty days ago, I explained why I would be voting for Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate for President. Now, I’m going to explain why I’ve changed my mind. On the issues, ISideWith.com shows I agree with McMullin (97%) about the same percentage as I do with Johnson (96%). I still think Johnson’s experience counts in […]



Why I’m voting Gary Johnson for President

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 23:31:52 +0000

UPDATE 10/17/2016: I have since switched to supporting Evan McMullin, as outlined in this blog post. Over the past month and a half since resigning as precinct secretary/treasurer for my local Republican Party because I oppose Trump, I’ve done some serious thinking about who I will vote for. After going to the Gary Johnson rally […]



One Drop

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:07:06 +0000

The 1880 U.S. Census recorded a John Oberlander living in Fon du Lac, Wisconsin. His wife is listed as Isabella Oberlander, a white female, age 30. Isabella’s maiden name was Jones, and in the 1870 census she was recorded as a mulatto female, age 20. Isabella was my great-great-grandmother. My family did not know about […]



Resignation

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:29:39 +0000

Earlier this year, I was elected to the position of voting precinct secretary/treasurer for my local Republican Party. I have worked and volunteered for Republican candidates over the years, but this was the first time I was elected to a party position. I have considered myself a Republican from the earliest time I can remember […]