the mindless rat-maze of the american two-party system

Someone else besides me has noticed the "unusual" alliances between libertarian Republicans and progressive Democrats, and has documented a dizzying amount evidence to show that such lineups aren't, in fact unusual.  I highly recommend this article.  I cannot help but feel that the powers that be smile every time pundits push this game of "Let's … Continue reading the mindless rat-maze of the american two-party system

the four major political parties of the united states

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives held a rather extraordinary vote that says a lot more about the reality of American politics than most media pundits would have you believe, and provides Exhibit A as to why not to take either MSNBC or Fox News very seriously. The vote was known as the Amash/Conyers Amendment--introduced … Continue reading the four major political parties of the united states

everything you know about politics is wrong (the view of the fistfight from 30,000 feet up version)

In my last three posts I talked about the revelation of the existence of the mass surveillance program in which your emails, internet searches, and mobile phone data are collected, stored and subject to review by the U.S. government at any time. One of these posts talked about potential links between this PRISM program and … Continue reading everything you know about politics is wrong (the view of the fistfight from 30,000 feet up version)

the new york times unwittingly tells the truth about american journalism

You know how they say a picture is worth a thousand words?  Well, I just caught the New York Times saying much more about journalism than I ever thought it would say. "Journalism, Even When It's Tilted," was written by journalist David Carr. The article was about Glenn Greenwald, the journalist for The Guardian who … Continue reading the new york times unwittingly tells the truth about american journalism