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  1. Feature You'd Most Like to See

    @RI Democrat I've noted this - thanks.
  2. ol' virginny

    Those numbers are interesting. If correct, they suggest that American Jews are quickly becoming American Orthodox Jews, especially when you combine it with fertility rates between Orthodox vs. secular and so on. Looks like a similar situation to Israel, where Orthodox have gone from minor to a significant part of the political landscape. This article suggests something similar, giving more numbers.
  3. ol' virginny

    Yes, Virginia's issue centers perhaps could use some changes, as the state has moved to the center over the past while.
  4. Feature You'd Most Like to See

    @NYRep, I don't know what you're referring to with the bug fix, but a new PI is next to be released. I don't know exactly when this will happen - I've updated some of the core technologies and this has taken some time. I'll be releasing a 2017 retrospective - 2018 prospective soon.
  5. Feature You'd Most Like to See

    @Sunnymentoaddict I might add a feature for campaign designers to add multiple dimensions for issues, but there's no ETA on this.
  6. Feature You'd Most Like to See

    Far-right on immigration and far-right on taxes shows the limits of one-dimensional political analysis. Talking of just left-right means simplifying. In reality, politics is n dimensional, where n is some very large number.
  7. voters in states

    No, the game makes no such inferences. Rather, campaigning bonuses or penalties are relative to the center. So, if an issue's center is 'center' in a given state, then a candidate with an issue position of center would get a bonus when campaigning on that issue in that state.
  8. Is there an adult in the room?

    Trump doesn't need to be the one most active in doing something for it to be a victory for him. He was the one who nominated Gorsuch and set in motion the process to confirm him. That he was confirmed (via the nuclear option) was Trump's victory (as well as Cruz's and McConnell's). If these are your standards, victories for Presidents will be few and far between because of the separation of the legislative and executive powers in the States.
  9. Is there an adult in the room?

    @vcczar I agree that 'victory' isn't the best term for the regulation cuts - perhaps 'accomplishment' is more accurate. Getting the Senate to use the nuclear option to confirm Gorsuch was a major victory for Trump. (Whether it was wise for the Senate to do so - whether it was a victory for the Senate and the country - is another question.)
  10. Is there an adult in the room?

    @vcczar I don't think Trump has control of both houses of Congress - some of his fiercest foes have come from within his own party. Part of what is impressive about his success has been how he orchestrated a hostile takeover of the Republican party. He's in a sense not a Republican, but used the two-party system because that's the only way to win the Presidency. Although I disagree with you about the nature of his primaries success (there were many innovations made by his campaign, such as how it used Twitter, Instagram, airport rallies, and so on), I agree that Clinton ran a lackluster campaign and in a sense defeated herself. Her lack of campaigning was a bit of a mystery - perhaps health issues held her back - but there seemed to be little enthusiasm for her as a candidate, probably in part because of her low charisma, and so Trump was able to overcome the MSM full-court press in the states that mattered (Florida, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin). His major victories for 2017 include 1. Gorsuch, 2. tax cuts, 3. regulation cuts, 4. repeal of the individual mandate in Obamacare. So far, economic indicators are fairly good, although the extent to which this is due to him is up for debate. I don't think Trump has sociopathy, I think it's the opposite. He ran for President because he genuinely believed the country was going in a bad direction and wanted to help it, taking very large risks to himself, his family, and his businesses. But yes, he's a bit of a narcissist.
  11. Is there an adult in the room?

    I laughed when I read that tweet - it's classic Trump. He's dealing with a dictator-bully at a level that Kim understands. Remember when he called him short and fat after Kim called him old? Trump's so crazy that ... he's the father of 5 apparently well-balanced, mature children, grandfather of many. He built a multi-billion dollar business over many decades. He outwitted 15 opponents in the primaries despite having never run for office before, then dispatched the Clinton machine and almost all the main stream media in the general, and has now rung up multiple major victories in his first year in office ... and so on. But Trump's threats have to appear credible, therefore he has to appear a bit crazy to his enemies. If someone like Kim has nuclear weapons, there has to be a credible deterrent to him using them. Remember that Trump ran on a non-interventionist platform, and has repeatedly critiqued the cost of various wars (including since he became President). This reminds me of Reagan freaking out his political enemies by joking about how the bombing was going to start in 5 minutes. Yet the results of Reagan's Presidency was the collapse of the Soviet Union and a sharp reduction in the chances of large scale nuclear war.
  12. Question concerning the game.

    Same goes for you, @NYrepublican
  13. Question concerning the game.

    Awesome! If you do attempt that kind of project, you can contact me for info or questions ( http://270soft.com/contact ).
  14. Question concerning the game.

    No plans for a Linux version anytime soon.
  15. Question concerning the game.

    Sounds awesome! Note that the post-election spreadsheets aren't encoded in XML, they're in a simple comma separated format.