I'm not sure if this is as bad as it looks, but I'm interested in seeing what other people think. In danps's post on emergent party laziness, I commented that Greens were irrelevant in California, because other than the presidential race, there are none on our ballot. Boy, was I wrong.
Here's "top two" in a nutshell: Read more about The Emergent Party "Solution": Keep Them Off the Ballot? Now with Post-Election Update!
Maybe it's me, but last night's convention/sideshow convinced me that this whole process of electing a president is nothing but a sham, something for the rubes to chatter about while the real action is going on in an entirely different tent.
I know this isn't an original thought by any stretch, but the R convention really drove it home. It just seems like the decision about who is going to sit in the oval office has already been made. But to continue the illusion of democracy, they've got all three rings going full tilt. Read more about Anyone else feeling like the fix is in?
Nancy Bordier and Joseph M. Firestone
As the Occupy Wall Street movement grows, OWS members are weighing their options for obtaining redress of their grievances.
Holding and expanding the ground they occupy is an obvious priority. It draws worldwide attention to their grievances and increasing numbers. It gives them a place to meet, build relationships, discuss and debate their issues, and plan. Read more about A System-Changing Solution for the OWS Movement?
2012: How US Voters Can Wrest Control of Congress from Special Interests -- Part II. Why the Political Context Is Favorable
2012: How U.S. Voters Can Wrest Control of Congress from Special Interests -- Part II. Why the Political Context Is Favorable for A Populist Takeover of Congressional Districts Using The Interactive Voter Choice System