Sumate Will Play Ball with the EU

Sumate, which has taken a very hard line against CNE recently, today welcomed the EU’s decision to send an elections observation mission, calling it a chance to expose CNE irregularities. Great! They’ve had a year to fine-tune their theory of what CNE is doing wrong. They should have it licked by now. Unless Europe is…

Sumate Will Play Ball with the EU

Sumate, which has taken a very hard line against CNE recently, today welcomed the EU’s decision to send an elections observation mission, calling it a chance to expose CNE irregularities. Great! They’ve had a year to fine-tune their theory of what CNE is doing wrong. They should have it licked by now. Unless Europe is…

When opposition is not Opposition

A lot of Opposition supporters are extremely frustrated by the NiNi position. I’ve come to think the heart of the problem is a misunderstanding about the word “opposition.” There are two ways to understand the word in a political context, and the subtle difference between the two has given rise to endless misunderstanding… Princeton WordNet…

When opposition is not Opposition

A lot of Opposition supporters are extremely frustrated by the NiNi position. I’ve come to think the heart of the problem is a misunderstanding about the word “opposition.” There are two ways to understand the word in a political context, and the subtle difference between the two has given rise to endless misunderstanding… Princeton WordNet…

Debating the NiNis

Today, I’ve decided to post the little back and forth between Daniel Duquenal and myself from yesterday’s comments section. Being the Sunday Supplement, it runs a bit longer than my pledge allows. I’m insisting on the NiNi topic because I think the opposition as a whole has a real problem understanding their position, and it’s…

Debating the NiNis

Today, I’ve decided to post the little back and forth between Daniel Duquenal and myself from yesterday’s comments section. Being the Sunday Supplement, it runs a bit longer than my pledge allows. I’m insisting on the NiNi topic because I think the opposition as a whole has a real problem understanding their position, and it’s…

How do NiNis make a living?

Businesses know that it pays to know your market. Rule one of marketing is “know your customers.” How old are they? How much money do they make? What’s their gender? Where do they live? How educated are they? How do they make a living? How does your product relate to their needs, wants, and fantasies?…

How do NiNis make a living?

Businesses know that it pays to know your market. Rule one of marketing is “know your customers.” How old are they? How much money do they make? What’s their gender? Where do they live? How educated are they? How do they make a living? How does your product relate to their needs, wants, and fantasies?…

Building a resonant historical narrative…

Well, now that I’ve convinced everyone that I’m a Venezuela de Primera zealot, I’ll take a moment to criticize their message. While I’m wowed by their discipline in targetting the Ni Nis, reading through their website still leaves me with an uncomfortable feeling. And the reason is that, for all their poll-driven message-honing, the result…

Building a resonant historical narrative…

Well, now that I’ve convinced everyone that I’m a Venezuela de Primera zealot, I’ll take a moment to criticize their message. While I’m wowed by their discipline in targetting the Ni Nis, reading through their website still leaves me with an uncomfortable feeling. And the reason is that, for all their poll-driven message-honing, the result…