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Roy Moore ’17: A Hard-Learned Lesson for the GOP

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.


Where Republican Senators stand on Roy Moore

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.

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Time Ticks Slowly for Tyrants

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.

European mao of tenure of office of leader

Topping the list is Belarus’s Alexander Lukashenko—the first and only President of Continue reading “Time Ticks Slowly for Tyrants”

NPP #6: Old Men With Good Resumes

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


NPP #6_ Service in the House

Light green: none of delegation has experience in House | Green: One of delegation has experience in House | Dark green: both of delegation has experience in House


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.

NPP #4: Children of the Senate

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.

Sum of Senators' Children


Some noteworthy points of interest:

  • Arizona’s Senators have a total of twelve children between them: Senator Flake with five children, and Senator McCain with seven children.
  • Utah’s delegation comes second with a total of nine children between Senator Lee and President Pro Tempore Hatch, with three and six children, respectively.
  • Out of South Carolina’s delegation, neither Tim Scott nor Lindsey Graham have any children.