The Problem with ‘Safe State’ Strategies or Strategic Voting

By: Thursday November 1, 2012 1:21 pm

During the 2008 election, the late great people’s historian Howard Zinn wrote about “election madness.” He said every four years it “seizes the country” because “we have all been brought up to believe that voting is crucial in determining our destiny, that the most important act a citizen can engage in is to go to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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