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Barbarism Begins at Home

In what has now become a periodic sacrifice of innocents for the apathetic bliss of a nation, we are complicit. Read More »

Voters’ Zero-Sum Faceoff with Wealthy Campaign Donors

Voters find themselves on the losing end of the bargain known as representative democracy. It adds up to a zero-sum faceoff with wealthy donors. Read More »

An American Shadow: Citizen Projection and Government Dereliction

What afflicts our nation's politics is an influence gap that continually thwarts the will of voters. Read More »

Beyond “Lesser of Two Evils”

Voter unrest stirs the currents of campaign finance reform; will the real, interested parties show up? Read More »

The Only Campaign Pledge that Matters

A regressive family-values pledge opens the door to consideration of a far more meaningful campaign promise. Read More »

Book Review: The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin

A late 19th century love affair with the aristocracy. Read More »

Debate over Health Care: Rationing of Intelligence Again

Finally, a break through the bluster of partisanship to single out the greatest unquestioned assumption about health care. Read More »

The Cracked Genius of Michele Bachmann

Is her recent campaign appeal an exploitive trial balloon for a presidential run or an opportunity for voters to decide who gets nominated? Read More »

A Modest Refusal

Why voters see their democracy wrested from their grasp election after election. Read More »