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The Tell by Matthew Hertenstein

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POLITICAL PUNDITRY: ANY KID CAN DO IT

“Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.”

H. L. MENCKEN

On Election Day 2012, I drove by scores of political signs and advertisements strategically placed by the road to the polling station near my home. My son and I walked past the numerous green camouflaged military cannons before entering the National Guard Armory, where I waited in line for a couple minutes before the volunteer waived me into the next available voting booth. I was delighted that I could bring my son inside with me.

Afterward, as we were leaving, my son asked me why I voted for one candidate over another for president. I explained the social and economic issues that were ...

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