Entries by David Anderson

Some good news on voting rights

Some good voting rights news from Alabama: “Many” Alabama felons will soon regain the right to vote if Gov. Kay Ivey signs a bill that landed on her desk Thursday morning, according to advocates. The bill, called the Definition of Moral Turpitude Act, passed both houses of the state legislature Wednesday, a victory for backers […]

Go long popcorn, go long butter

The Senate Intelligence Committee will be hearing testimony by fired former FBI Director after Memorial Day. Just in –> Former FBI Director Comey will testify in an open hearing; will be scheduled after Memorial Day. Full statement below. 👇 pic.twitter.com/mt8oMEKMsH — Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) May 19, 2017 Remember, the White House is not disputing that […]

CMS incidentally drops the truth on monkey-wrenching

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a technical release concerning the payment of Basic Health Plan (BHP) funds to Minnesota and New York. They accidentally dropped an official government baseline of what they expected premiums on the Qualified Health Plans to have been absent significant monkey-wrenching. For the trend factor we will use […]

Shame as a limiting constraint

It is always worthwhile to read through the back archives of the now defunct Kung Fu Monkey. Today’s relevant post is on shame as a constraint. It was written in 2007 responding to the US Attorney firing scandal as they weren’t willing to railroad people for non-existent voter fraud. I think it is a relevant […]