Two-Party System’s Stranglehold Threatens Future Where Frankenstorms Like Sandy Become Normal

By: Monday October 29, 2012 6:57 pm

As Hurricane Sandy thrashes the northeastern part of the United States, the connection between climate change and this extreme weather must be made. That connection must involve a reflection, especially one on the politics of the present that have only intensified the impact of climate change. Both President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt [...]

How Obama Boosters Delude Themselves into Accepting & Ignoring America’s Two-Party System

By: Thursday October 25, 2012 1:32 pm

A show on Al Jazeera English called “The Stream” invited me to appear to discuss third parties, supporters of third party candidates and US electoral politics in general yesterday. They did a full show on the election and how it was a close contest, highlighted the views of voters who consider Obama and Romney to [...]

Kevin Gosztola Discusses Contrast Between Third Party Debate & Obama-Romney Debates on Al Jazeera English (VIDEO)

By: Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:11 am

A nonprofit, Free and Equal, committed to promoting fairness in the US electoral process, hosted a debate last night, which included third party candidates running for president. The debate, held at the Hilton Hotel in Chicago, stood in stark contrast to the Obama-Romney debates put on by the anti-democratic and corrupt Commission on Presidential Debates. [...]

Leaked 2012 Presidential Debates Contract: Few Critical Points Worth Raising

By: Monday October 15, 2012 8:25 pm

A copy of the secret debate contract the campaigns for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney drew up for the 2012 presidential debates has leaked. TIME has posted it. The contract includes express limitations related to other candidates qualifying for debates, not publicly calling or participating in additional debates, not mentioning people in the audience beyond [...]

On Radio Dispatch: How the Two-Party System Constrains Political Action

By: Tuesday October 9, 2012 7:02 pm

The United States is in the final month of election madness. There has been much discussion here about liberals, progressives or the left and Obama and how liberals react to the inclusion of third party candidates in elections. The Dissenter will continue to cover delusions among liberals about this election. Last week, I wrote about [...]

The Craven Desire Amongst Liberals to Fix America’s Deficit of Liberal Hacks

By: Tuesday October 9, 2012 1:02 pm

Every year, Salon‘s Alex Pareene publishes a hack list. The list is supposed to call attention to political commentators, newspaper columnists, political news show hosts and cable news pundits, who are constantly on television. They are listed and described rudely because there is no reason to respect people who are typically “wrong about literally everything” [...]

The Illusion of Democracy in the 2012 Presidential Election

By: Wednesday October 3, 2012 3:57 pm

All presidential candidates able to get a percentage of support in a national poll, qualify for federal matching funds or get on enough state ballots to win the number of electoral votes needed to become president should have a right to run in elections in the United States. Tonight, only Democratic Party presidential candidate President [...]

Issues the Two Major Party Presidential Candidates Refuse to Discuss

By: Thursday September 20, 2012 8:32 pm

The liberal think tank Center for American Progress has a posting on their blog Think Progress which highlights ten “huge issues” that are being ignored in the presidential campaign. Each of these issues are definitely significant or have profound implications and they do deserve much, much more attention. It is certainly to be commended that [...]

Interview with Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein: Governing as an Organizer-in-Chief

By: Thursday August 23, 2012 12:56 pm

When Eugene Debs ran for the country’s highest office in 1912 as a Socialist Party candidate, he considered the election to be of the “profoundest interest to the working class and the country” but lamented the fact that in the campaign there were “but two parties and but one issue.” “There is no longer even [...]

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