Category: Electoralism/Democratism

Is the US Going the Way of Afghanistan?

By James Bovard, Ron Paul Institute Acrimony and recriminations continue to swirl around the 2020 presidential election. Three out of four Republicans believe that there was “widespread fraud” in the election, while Democrats have sought to turn criticisms of the election into a “Big Lie” heresy against democracy. Senior congressional […]

Trump gears up for war with his own party

I wish Trump luck with this. A Trumpist third party would neutralize the Republicans. Fragmenting the right-wing into two parties where neither can get the upper hand but where both collectively can constrain the Democrats sounds about right. By Gabby Orr and Meridith McGraw, Politico There’s no longer […]

Proposal would radically change U.S. elections — including adding members of Congress and increasing size of Electoral College

By Anthony Man, South Florida Sun-Sentinel U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings has introduced legislation that could drastically change U.S. government and elections — including increasing the size of the House of Representatives and the number of Electoral College votes that decide the presidency. The ultimate impact of one key […]

Kick the Puppy S2: E5

Keith & RJ Study claims vaccines saved 37 million lives mostly children over the past two decades, anti-vaxxers are growing, backlash to over-medicalization, the complexity of the immune system, a long history of human poisonings, paranoia and the American tradition, criticisms of scientism, SpaceX Starship SN9 explodes during […]

The Bernie Sanders Paradox

Murray Bookchin’s critique of Bernie from 1986. By Murray Bookchin, Anarchist Library The posters that appeared all over Burlington — Vermont’s largest city (pop: 37,000) in the winter of 1980–81 were arresting and provocative. They showed an old map of the city with a label slapped across it […]

Your candidate isn’t Jesus

As I have said before, political ideologies are the new religions and political interest groups and subcultures are the new ethno-cultural/linguistic tribes. By Devin Foley, Intellectual Takeout If you’ve ever spent any time in politics, especially during caucus or primary season, you will quickly learn that there are […]