Joe Biden’s lead in several states may rest on an unconstitutional basis. As of this writing, it seems more probable than not that Joe Biden will soon be declared to have won the Presidential election. This victory will be based on perhaps 30,000 votes scattered across two or three states. President Trump is preparing to contest this but, thus far, his efforts to allege fraud and an unfair election have been hampered by his tendency to bluster in a way conveys emotion more than information. I’m taking a few moments to offer some thoughts as to the legal and political…


One of the striking things about the COVID panic is the degree to which it is driven by the fact that we, as a society, are bad at basic math. Consider this recent poll from a global PR firm:

Asked to estimate the number of dead from COVID-19, the mean American estimated that 9% of the population had died…


As the last week of the election campaign begins the star of Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party is slowly fading, those of the Jagmeet Singh, the NDP, and the Bloc Québécois are on the rise, and that of Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives is holding a steady-but-disappointing orbit. It now appears, as it has for a number of recent days, that the election will result in a hung parliament where no one party commands a majority of seats in the House of Commons. Further, given the regional distribution of votes, it appears likely that the Tories will hold the…


Boris Johnson, the Brexit Prime Minister, took over for Theresa May in 2019.

May, who was a notably ineffectual Remainer who bungled Brexit took over from David Cameron after he backed the losing side on the Brexit referendum in 2016.

Cameron, in turn, took over from Gordon Brown in 2010 following a general election that produced a hung Parliament and a Tory-Liberal Democrat coalition. …

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