Voting By Post Office

I have been watching the debate over voting by mail in the upcoming elections in November with interest because the debate checks off several issues that have my attention at the same time. They are making sure Donald Trump does not get another term, my disgust with the United States post office and American elections.… Read More Voting By Post Office

Why Are Americans So Afraid Of Mail-In Ballots

The controversy about voting via mail that is intensifying as the pandemic continues to interfere with the upcoming elections. Donald Trump has made his position clear, mail-in ballots are “fraudulent” without providing proof. Republicans seem to generally oppose mail-in ballots while some Democrats are actively pushing for them. The central issue seems to be that… Read More Why Are Americans So Afraid Of Mail-In Ballots

Trump Proves It Is About A Culture War

Last week, Donald Trump, while in Europe, stated that Europe immigration is “changing the culture” of the European countries. Therein lies Trump’s animosity about immigrants, especially Mexicans. Most will gloss over the comments noting that there’s nothing wrong with wanting to keep American “values” intact or that immigrants should “assimilate.” But the “changing culture” comments… Read More Trump Proves It Is About A Culture War

The War on Culture

What many do not seem to understand about Donald Trump’s nativist politics is that he mainstreamed the war on culture against minorities – specifically Mexican-Americans – that started in the late 1970’s. The issue is not about skin color, but rather it is about culture. The conflict being played out in the background is about… Read More The War on Culture

The F Factor

Those that have followed El Paso elections for any amount of time knows that the results for Saturday’s election has already been determined. No, it is not because someone manipulated the election results but rather because El Paso elections are generally determined during the early voting period. At about 7:00 pm on Saturday, when the… Read More The F Factor

Candidate Profile Peter Svarzbein

[Post updated at 12:00ET on April 17, 2015 in regards to amounts of contributions and Paypal] Peter Svarzbein Campaign Treasurer: Noel R. Rosenbaum Website: http://www.peterfordistrict1.com Email: info@peterfordistrict1.com Telephone: +1 915 246 4778 Age: 34 Occupation: Texas Tech College of Architecture Instructor Candidate Informational Narrative: Peter Svarzbein was born and raised in El Paso. Svarzbein is… Read More Candidate Profile Peter Svarzbein

Analysis of the 2015 May Election 30 Day City Council Financial Reports

I added the latest campaign contributions data to my database and I thought I would share some of the data with you today. Total raised by all candidates: $167,887.88 Total raised by the incumbents: $92,603.00 (55.16%) Total contributors in this cycle: 346 Of these, three contributions were made by a political PAC. One was the… Read More Analysis of the 2015 May Election 30 Day City Council Financial Reports

Attorney, Former Television and Radio Personalities Provide Consulting for Politicians

Last week I received a tip from a reader that wishes to remain anonymous. The reader shared with me information about a new consulting group offering consulting services to political candidates. According to the reader, Hector Montes and Stephanie Townsend Allala are providing consulting services to some candidates in the upcoming election in May. The… Read More Attorney, Former Television and Radio Personalities Provide Consulting for Politicians

City Council Requires Three Representatives to Post Agenda Items

City council yesterday discussed and approved a request for the city attorney to draft a change to the process by how city representatives put items on the agenda. Item 23.2 “Discussion and action to give direction to the City Attorney to develop a resolution changing the rules concerning placing an item on the agenda” was placed by Ann… Read More City Council Requires Three Representatives to Post Agenda Items

Why Abeytia and Noe

The two underlining themes in the questions and comments I received, as a result of my articles about Jaime Abeytia’s criminal travails, were about why Michiel Noe would appoint him and why did I bother to write about Abeytia. I would like to take this opportunity to address those two questions. The first question is… Read More Why Abeytia and Noe

How You Are Helping to Build the City you Will One Day Be Excluded From

My two articles last week focused on the impending economic doom of El Paso and the resulting tax increases. I believe that it has become obvious that the tax increases are needed because El Paso government officials have refused to acknowledge the ample evidence of economic strife and instead are hoping to spend their way… Read More How You Are Helping to Build the City you Will One Day Be Excluded From

Hunt and the Flag

Something has been bothering me about the Canutillo flag debacle and Hunt’s involvement in it. At first, I wasn’t able to pinpoint exactly what was bothering me about it. Although it surprises me that a military city like El Paso has had such a muted (corrected typo on 18feb15 at 11:05ET) response to the flag controversy it… Read More Hunt and the Flag