Dateline: where politics, aesthetics and human condition intersect
In what has now become a periodic sacrifice of innocents for the apathetic bliss of a nation, we are complicit.
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.
What afflicts our nation's politics is an influence gap that continually thwarts the will of voters.
Voter unrest stirs the currents of campaign finance reform; will the real, interested parties show up?
A regressive family-values pledge opens the door to consideration of a far more meaningful campaign promise.
A late 19th century love affair with the aristocracy.
Finally, a break through the bluster of partisanship to single out the greatest unquestioned assumption about health care.
Is her recent campaign appeal an exploitive trial balloon for a presidential run or an opportunity for voters to decide who gets nominated?
Why voters see their democracy wrested from their grasp election after election.