Author Archives: Sean Phillippi

The Phlip Side: Gun Politics

The massacre in Orlando has filled me with shock and sadness.  I will never understand what would drive a human being to commit mass murder.  I refuse to accept that it is ever okay, or acceptable on any level, to discriminate against people because of who they love.  The thing that makes me saddest of […]

The Phlip Side: Bernie Sanders should be Pres. Clinton’s DNC Chair

There is no question that Bernie Sanders did much better with his campaign than anybody (himself included) thought was possible just a year ago.  Although his campaign will inevitably fall short on Tuesday, when Hillary Clinton will officially become the presumptive Democratic nominee, the success he has had is an opportunity that should not be […]

The Phlip Side: Proposed Democratic Presidential Primary Changes

We are at the tail end of the process of selecting the Democratic nominee for president, and while there are no serious flaws with the process there are some things that can be done to improve it.  The biggest problem that needs to be fixed is a perception problem, especially with the Super Delegates.  The […]

The Phlip Side: Presidential Election Math

By Sean Phillippi  The Electoral College is an arcane, and not completely democratic, way of electing a president. That being said, it is the system we have, so we must look at this election through the lens of the Electoral College map. For historical reference, here is the 2012 Electoral College projection I posted two […]

The Phlip Side: Which landslide election will 2016 emulate?

Editor’s note: This week Sean Phillippi begins a weekly column for TFS with his latest thoughts and observations from around the political landscape.  By Sean Phillippi Anyone who says that they know what is going to happen with this November’s presidential election is either lying to you, lying to themselves, or they simply don’t know […]