Ken Is Speaking Blog

Fingers in a Dam

After Congressman Gallegly (R-CA) announced he would retire, within hours of the filing deadline, there was a mad scramble to salvage the seat for the House majority. Like in Ohio-6th, the seat is a...

Frist Needs a Political Defibilator

This weekend, the Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC) held a straw poll on the 2008 presidential field. With home-field advantage, Senator Frist won the poll, despite a last-minute effort to write-in President Bush as...

Update on PM4E Scenarios

One of my ongoing pet projects is to customize President Forever and Prime Minister Forever with my own scenarios. To truly prove my dorkiness, I have used SG elections in many of these customizations....

If it’s Wednesday…

Then we probably have results from a Tuesday primary! First, congrats to Jeanna Mastrodicassa, as she is Gainesville’s newest City Commissioner-At-Large, beating a former commissioner handidly, by about 55%-45%. Mastrodicassa has long ties to...

Rights Violated?

One little known fact about UF’s Student Government is that it is sanctioned as an arm of the state government – a reform championed by Bob Casey (R-Gainesville) as a way to allow procedures...

South Dakota Bans Abortions

South Dakota, as Mississippi will soon, has banned all abortions except those to save the life of the would-be mother. While I know it’s just because social conservatives want a crack at overturning Roe...

Lola or Ryan?

If the numbers from last week are any indication, along with historical trends for runoffs involving a Greek split, this will be a tough hill for Lola Bovell to climb. She trails Ryan Moseley,...

The Last Thrill?

I just finished reading John Grisham’s The Last Juror. It is a great and easy read, the biographical sketch of a man’s life in a small Mississippi town as the publisher of the town’s...