The Week contest: Politics pain
Last week's question: A Virginia woman's obituary gave the upcoming presidential election — and the choice of voting for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton — as her cause of death. If deep disgust with modern politics and politicians were a genuine, life-threatening medical condition, what would the disorder be called?
THE WINNER: "Irritable Ballot Syndrome"Kristin Jacobs, Richmond, Va.
SECOND PLACE: "Electile Dysfunction"Joe Halpen, Reedley, Calif.
THIRD PLACE: "Postpartisan Depression"Andrew Tuite, Chicago
"The PAC Plague"Lane Gjerstad, Auburn, Ala.
"Cronies Disease"Dorothy Waldron, Wellesley, Mass.
"Meh-ningitis"Jay Ripps, Mill Valley, Calif.
"Political Influencea"Mark Rothschild, Wilmette, Ill.
"Irritable Beltway Syndrome"Barb Ficklin, Pinehurst, N.C.
"Primary Season Affective Disorder"Regina Hanan, Oakland, Calif.
"POTUSsium Deficiency"Cliff Chi, Los Angeles
"COPD: Chronic Obstructive Politician Disease"Gwynne Goodlett, Columbia, S.C.
"Asspicksiation"Mary McGrath, Campton, N.H.
"Hoof and trunk disease"Peter Van Siclen, Middletown, Conn.
"Electionnaires' Disease"Jason Sherwood, Davidson, N.C.
"Decide-ration"Cheryl Old, San Diego
"Govern-mental disorder" James Huffman, Grand Island, N.Y.
"Acute Partisan's Disease"Cary Kinkead, Klamath Falls, Ore.
"Ballotosis"Selma Ellis, Rolling Meadows, Ill.
"The Ballot Pox"Patrick Tuite, New York City
"Checkinbox"Emily McClatchey, Winchester, Mass.
"Blovarian Cancer"Mark Weaver, Carlsbad, Calif.