While Roy Moore’s failed Alabama Senate campaign may have resulted in the loss of a GOP Senate seat, Senate establishment Republicans nevertheless breathe a sigh of relief. As allegations of sexual misconduct began to unfold, Senate Republicans started to distance themselves from the potential of a party deadweight in future elections.
With clear calls for withdrawal having come from all but three Senate Republicans¹, many Republican Senators are fruitlessly blaming the seat loss on Moore’s poor performance as a candidate. The problem with putting the blame on poor campaigning is that it completely negates how a candidate like Roy Moore actually managed to get all the way to the general election in the first place. In order to understand how the GOP could fail in quite possibly the reddest state in the Union, spectators need only to look back on September’s Alabama GOP primary.
Given that all maps on Lone Umbrella have played on data and numbers from the U.S. thus far, I thought it would be nice to create a visual that wasn’t completely Amero-centric for once.
Today’s map features a look at the durations of tenure of current European leaders.
Topping the list is Belarus’s Alexander Lukashenko—the first and only President of Continue reading “Time Ticks Slowly for Tyrants”
As a part of a daily series called Non-Political Politics (NPP), Yusoof Monawvil posts daily maps on the obscure, quirky, and unconventional aspects of the United States’ key political institutions—in an undoubtedly non-political manner
Today’s map takes a look at Senators with experience serving in the lower chamber of Congress—the House of Representatives.
With a total of fifty Senators, exactly half of the Senate has experience in the House. Of this fifty, twenty-six are Republicans, twenty-three are Democrats, and one—Vermont’s Bernie Sanders—is an independent.
As a part of a daily series called Non-Political Politics (NPP), Yusoof Monawvil posts daily updates on the obscure, quirky, and unconventional aspects of the United States’ key political institutions—in an undoubtedly non-political manner
In light of recent events, today’s map addresses the matter of children in the Senate.
…I speak not of childish or immature acts on the floor of the Senate, but of the actual children of Senators.
Some noteworthy points of interest: