Scrimshaw Unscripted

Evan Scrimshaw
Politics and Elections - with a twist
Created 17 Dec 2020
  • Obama, Biden, Beginnings, Endings, And Salvation
    29 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    It’s unsurprising that the concept of salvation has been on the mind these days, given the title of my book which is coming out on Wednesday. (Buy it here, if you’re interested.) But just as Salvation...
  • Moocher States And The Fight For The Soul Of The Democratic Party
    24 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    (Two things - buy my book and listen to The Scrimshaw Show) Last week, New Jersey Democrat and general jackass Josh Gottheimer put out a series of tweets and comments which referred to the House repea...
  • Alberta: NDP Need An Answer Beyond UCP Bashing
    20 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 0 3
    I’ve been thinking about the 2023 Alberta election a lot in decent months, with Jason Kenney’s atrocious approvals and the big lead the NDP has on the current polls, and yet I find this hard to write ...
  • Scrimshaw Spotlight: College Station, Texas
    19 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    (I haven’t done this bit in a while, so why not. Also, buy my book, so I can shut up about it.) It’s a bit weird to write a book set in a place you’ve never set foot, and yet that’s what I did, settin...
  • A Crisis Of Conservative Compassion
    17 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 1 1
    There’s been two simmering crises for parties of the political right internationally these days - the Australian right’s battles over climate policy and Net Zero, and the unofficial leadership battle ...
  • Sunday Strategy: How Dems Can Give Themselves The Best 2022 Chance
    14 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    (I hate this self-promotion as much as you hate reading it, but - I wrote a book! I’d be honoured if you’d give it a shot.) One of the fun things about being a Canadian who stayed at home for school i...
  • Virginia, 2022, And Tilting At White Windmills
    08 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    A lot of my 2022 optimism has been frequently understood to be about the Global Fucking Realignment, and my belief that Democrats will continue to do better in educated, socially liberal white areas, ...
  • Joe Biden And The Political Cost Of The Accidental President
    06 Nov 2021 • 9 min read • 2 0
    Joe Biden seems, from everything we’ve ever heard from anyone who ever worked with him, a thoroughly decent man, and I cheered for his election in 2020 as hard as any. The legislative record Democrats...
  • Virginia: Red Wave Crashes Onshore
    03 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 4 5
    I’m not sure if anyone cares what I have to say about US elections these days - or, frankly, if they should still care what I have to say - but Glenn Youngkin is clearly the Governor-elect of Virginia...
  • Virginia: Final Thoughts
    31 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    (Listen to this week’s episode of the Scrimshaw Show for more analysis.) We’ll start at the end of this article and work backwards - my final Virginia Governor forecast is Terry McAuliffe by 6%, which...
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