superposition Free

Superposition: In any network with 2 or more sources, the current or voltage for any component is the algebraic sum of the effects produced by each source acting separately. The superposition of forces in a mechanical/electrical network results in compromise and allows the building of better bridges and interfaces. Using one ideology is like using half of a pair of pliers to grasp something. My avatar represents the % of approval, by party, that our congress enjoys. John Adams wrote in a letter in 1780: "There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution." "I was no party man myself, and the first wish of my heart was, if parties did exist, to reconcile them." GEORGE WASHINGTON, letter to Thomas Jefferson, July 6, 1796.

Recent Comments

  1. 13 minutes ago on Jen Sorensen

    Does ALEC believe that hate/division is good for the US?


  2. about 17 hours ago on Chris Britt

    Have to be sure they do the *right" thing or nothing at all?

  3. about 20 hours ago on Jack Ohman

    Hmm … the “OOPS” strategy Oppose/Obstruct/Prevent/Scapegoat?

  4. about 20 hours ago on Jack Ohman

    I was hesitant to use Vox because of their well-known left bias.


  5. about 22 hours ago on Jack Ohman

    She’s definitely not consistent …

    In 2003, she protested Senator Joe Lieberman’s unsuccessful 2004 presidential bid, telling the Hartford Courant, “He’s a shame to Democrats. I don’t even know why he’s running. He seems to want to get Republicans voting for him – what kind of strategy is that?”


  6. about 22 hours ago on John Deering


  7. about 22 hours ago on Steve Benson

    Things that need to be changed for fair representation but partisanship obstructs …

    Because of their similarities — they are both unusual, state-based, winner-take-all constitutional features — it is easy to assume that the Senate and Electoral College both distort democratic representation in similar ways. But this is not the case. The Senate gives a big advantage to voters in small states, because every state gets an equal number of Senators.

    Thus, California’s 39 million people get two senators in Washington, while two Senators also represent states like Wyoming (578,000 people), Vermont (626,000 people), and Alaska (737,000 people). In 2013, the New York Times pointed out that the six senators from California, Texas, and New York represented the same number of people as the 62 senators from the smallest 31 states. (Florida has since passed New York to be the third-biggest state, but the pattern persists.)

    People in overrepresented states are not the same as the people in underrepresented states. While there are a few small states on the coasts (hello, Rhode Island and Delaware!), many more small states are inland and rural. The coasts and their large cities tend to be in larger states. This means that the economic and infrastructure needs of cities get less representation in the Senate.

    America’s nonwhite population tends to be overwhelmingly in large or medium-sized states. To illustrate, the 10 biggest states (by 2018 Census estimates) all have nontrivial percentages of nonwhite voters, while the 10 smallest states mostly consist of rural, overwhelmingly white states.


  8. about 22 hours ago on Jack Ohman

    The population shifts are going to make things more difficult for the redistricting map makers to gain political advantage.


  9. about 24 hours ago on Gary Varvel

    The monopolies/oligopolies [cable, parcel delivery, goods, e.g. Walmart, Amazon, etc] — through economies of scale — have purchasing power [and profit] that the mom and pop businesses cannot attain while delivering lower costs to consumers. So too federal projects can have more purchasing power/resources than individual states and can deliver goods/services more efficiently. The monopolies/oligopolies do not suffer from impulsive, divisive, emotional, partisanship but are cohesive organizations working together toward common goals while eliminating obstructionists before they can halt productivity.

  10. 1 day ago on Jack Ohman

    Shoring up voting rights and investing in infrastructure would make our democracy stronger so the anti-democracy forces are against it as their goal is to weaken it.