In the Throes of Election Madness

By: Tuesday August 21, 2012 5:08 pm

The people’s ability to influence power has been neutralized by corporate and special interest money. It has been neutralized by bureaucracies whose existence in government is more important than the damage they do to liberty and justice in society. And it has been neutralized by two parties that give Americans the illusion of choice; they [...]

Occupy Doesn’t Need to Get With the Vote

By: Thursday May 3, 2012 11:41 am

From the movement’s early days, there have been commentators who have suggested the Occupy movement really needs to get involved in elections. They’ve proposed running Occupy candidates. Some have gone as far as explicitly suggesting that Occupy become the Tea Party of the left. Josh Harkinson of Mother Jones is the latest to advocate this [...]

The Contentious Debate on Ron Paul Among Progressives

By: Monday January 9, 2012 5:01 pm

There’s something deeply bothersome about the way which Raw Story executive editor Megan Carpentier misquoted Salon blogger Glenn Greenwald in a post published at The Guardian on January 8 that was titled, “Ron Paul’s useful idiots on the left.” What she did was no different than what someone with a news organization like Fox News [...]

The Confines of US Elections & the Scorn a Person Can Face for Challenging Them

By: Thursday January 5, 2012 8:43 pm

(update below) Various “progressive voices” that agree or sympathize with GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul’s positions on wars, foreign policy and civil liberties have spoken in favor of the possible impact Paul could have on debate in this country during the 2012 Election. Those individuals have been quickly met with fervent disapproval from liberals who [...]

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