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B.A. in History, Northern Illinois University 1974; J.D., Harvard Law School 1977. Lifelong interest in politics, baseball, and 50s-60s rock and roll music.

Diaries published: 6 (887 days since last diary on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 01:21 PM PST)

Comments posted: 500 (744 days since last comment on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 08:18 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 49

Total Comment Ratings: 290

Most Recommended Diary: Blue Dogs On Last Legs?, 25 comments, 32 recommends

People Following Ron Thompson: 2

Ron Thompson's Most Recent Diaries:

Much has been written about the role of demographics in the 2012 election, specifically, the decreasing percentage of votes cast by non-Hispanic Whites, and what it portends for the future of ...
by Ron Thompson
Comment Count 20 comments on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 01:21 PM PST with 2 Recommends
The "Blue Dog" caucus of conservative House Democrats was virtually killed off in last week's voting. For years the caucus was the home of conservative, anti-leadership Southerners and ...
by Ron Thompson
Comment Count 25 comments on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 05:24 PM PST with 32 Recommends
As I did with Iowa last week, this is an attempt to break down the number of voters in the New Hampshire primary in each party by age groups. Here's the results: Age Democratic ...
by Ron Thompson
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 11:05 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Given the percentages in each party by age group at the CNN website, and the total votes cast in each party, it appears that turnout by age group was as follows.
by Ron Thompson
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Jan 04, 2008 at 02:15 PM PST with 2 Recommends
In a country of 300 Million people, fewer than 8.5% watched the network evening news broadcasts during the November sweeps period. If that's a sad commentary on the state of network ...
by Ron Thompson
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Dec 04, 2007 at 09:23 PM PST with 8 Recommends
CNN has a new poll showing Clinton leading Giuliani in Florida 51-42. But don't look for the story. At least not in that form. Instead, look for the story with the headline "Poll: Giuliani ...
by Ron Thompson
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Nov 27, 2007 at 05:30 PM PST with 3 Recommends

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