You may have noticed that the name at the top of this page is no longer “The Common Sense Market.” If you hadn’t noticed before now, you might want to get your eyes checked. I decided to change the name of the blog (and the URL, so make sure you update your bookmark if you … More Introducing: Yield the Floor
Behold! A list of things that are not (and should never be) acceptable even though Donald Trump will be our next president. 1. Labeling an entire race of people as ANYTHING. 2. Joking — publicly or privately — about sexual assault. 3. Committing sexual assault. 4. Insulting the appearance of anyone, man or woman. 5. … More Post-Election Ramblings
A few weeks ago, I saw this photo and shared it to my social media accounts. I found it humorous, especially considering the current state of electoral politics. And while I still find it funny, I felt the need to expand on this point about non-politicians running for elected office. One of Donald Trump’s biggest … More In defense of “outsider” candidates
So I’ve seen this meme circulate in conservative circles, but it’s also been shared by some staunch Bernie supporters (she is still in a primary fight, after all), and I wanted to clear a few things up. Before I get started, I want to note that a majority of the information in this post was … More Be a better voter.
My how far we’ve come. Just a year ago, it was all but certain that Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton would be the nominees in the general election. Today, Jeb Bush isn’t even still in the GOP race and Hillary is only just gaining real momentum against her leftist counterpart Bernie Sanders. And then we have … More Election thoughts! (and also a note about polls)
We finally got to watch the Democratic presidential candidates layeth the smack down in their first debate on Tuesday. It was definitely one for the books, and I wanted to put together a stream of consciousness/sophisticated breakdown of the debate as a whole. I’m going to try to break this up by candidate, since there … More Thoughts and ramblings (mostly ramblings) on the first Democratic Debate
Photo credit: http://www.affairscloud.com/banking-awareness/letter-writing/ Dr. Carson, I write to you today as a 21-year-old college student living in Birmingham. I write not to argue or criticize, nor to donate money to your campaign or hold a “Carson 2016” sign. I write, simply, with a message. You are quite an interesting character. I have been watching your … More An open letter to Dr. Ben Carson
I can honestly say that I didn’t think I would be writing a post like this just two months ago when Donald Trump announced that he was running for president. I gave him a month before his poll numbers plummeted, and boy was I wrong. The Donald is surging, leading every other Republican candidate in every … More Trumptastrophe: Examining The Donald’s Impact Thus Far
Time for the Democratic presidential candidates list! Let’s be honest here: this list won’t be nearly as extensive as the Republican list, which I had to break into two separate blog posts. For that I am thankful, because finding that many embarrassing pictures of politicians takes a lot of time and mental scarring (seriously, Google “Chris Christie … More 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidates, COME ON DOWN!!
As I mentioned in my other list of Republican presidential candidates, I categorized them all into two groups. The candidates featured in this list are all long-shots for the nomination and the general election. And when I say “long-shots,” I’m talking about hundreds of miles of obstacles between them and the presidency. The short version here … More 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates, Come On Down! “Snowball’s Chance in Hell” Edition