Vol. 14 No. 22
November 4, 2019
Our Stories
Columns & Features
Asian
Wisconzine
by Heidi M. Pascual
The Naked
Truth
by Jamala Rogers
CENTERSPREAD
BACKPAGE
Editor's Corner
Reflections
by Jonathan
Gramling
     
Political Analytics
through a lot of changes since those times. I remember having debates about different candidates and feeling that if I were involved — along with like-minded people
— that we could change the world through electoral politics. I spent a five months in rural Mississippi in 1978
working for Evan Doss, a Black independent candidate
for Congress. I really Felt we could change the world in Mississippi — we did for that district although the same old Jim Crow politics of Mississippi still rule the
roost today.

But I always thought that it involved pressing the flesh and talking to be people and debating the issues and helping people know how policies would change the lives
of everyday people.

Yes there were the smoke-filled rooms where the leadership determined who the candidate would be before the people “would decide” who their elected officials were.
But it still seemed to be centered around people and how government would impact their individual lives.

That’s how the New Deal coalition ruled national politics from the days of the New Deal under FDR in the 1930s and continued on through Lyndon Baines Johnson.
Social Security and other safety net programs were not debatable except for the most severe conservative. Many Republican conservatives — even Glenn Davis —
supported programs like Head Start. It was a different ballgame back then through my “rose-colored” glasses.

With the advent of technology, scientific polling, an increasingly segregated society physically and digitally and a severely divided electorate — along with the
legalization of unlimited amounts of anonymous money coming into the mix — it’s not about people anymore, again maybe it never was, but I would like to believe so.

It’s about analytics, which is the application of statistics, computer programming, and operations research in order to quantify and gain insight to the meanings of
data. Bill Belichick and other NFL coaches use it to make decisions and he has been successful at it. It’s not about how do we appeal to as many Americans as we can
to get elected. It’s not about how do we improve people’s lives with either more or less government or readjusting policies. --
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going from town to town in rural Waukesha County passing out literature for my dad’s World War II naval buddy, Glenn Davis who was
running for reelection to Congress. Davis was succeeded in his

Congressional seat by James Sensenbrennur, the notorious — in some circles — Republican conservative. I and the Republicans have gone
Politics used to be so human to me. Sure it could be wicked and mean at times, but it was still person to
person.


I remember driving around with my dad in the family station wagon on Saturdays during election season,
The Naked
Truth
by Jamala Rogers
The Naked
Truth
by Jamala Rogers
Angelica's
Adventures
by Angelica Euseary
Racial Inequality
within the Ballet
World
By Rachelle Butler
Racial Inequality
within the Ballet
World
By Rachelle Butler

We the People
By Kwame Salter

By Martinez
White