Almost as soon as the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee released its report on torture by the CIA, the Department of Justice reiterated the intention of the Obama Administration not to prosecute anyone who was involved in the torture, even though torture is a crime. The Democratic Party is standing behind the President’s policy of […]
In November 2013, J. Clifford wrote here about a Green Party that complained about ballot access but wasn’t running candidates.
In November 2014, the Maine Green Independent Party ran 13 candidates for state legislature — an impressive feat for a party with very few members and zero corporate support. It’s true that none of those […]
Back in November, I wrote a critical article about the Green Party, wondering why the party had failed to find congressional candidates to run in most of the districts across the United States. Since then, many congressional candidates have stepped forward. In some districts, more than one candidate has come forth.
Such is the case […]
A campaign, whether it’s run by a major party candidate or by a candidate from a smaller party, has the opportunity and responsibility to speak to the issues that matter to voters. Luis Rodriguez is failing in that duty. […]
The Maine Green Independent Party has some exciting things to show on its front page this morning. Yesterday was the deadline for Green Party candidates to file their campaigns to run for Congress. Maine has three seats in Congress in play for this year’s election – one U.S. Senate seat and two seats in the […]
This weekend’s big story has been the escalating conflict between Russia and the Ukraine. (What’s up with the muted reaction to the Optic Nerve story?)
It’s a complex situation, but I find that I just can’t move beyond the dread that the United States and Russia could be moving toward a new Cold War.
The Green Party wants to create an international takeover of Japanese territory even though the plan lacks the support of 7 billion, 139 million, 329 thousand people across the globe. […]
The Green Party can talk all it wants about how corporations control the system, and how the electoral system is rigged, but these complaints are insignificant in comparison to one much more basic problem facing the Greens… […]
If the function of third parties is to keep idealism out of the political mainstream, what are idealists to do? […]
What I would do, if I was in Barack Obama’s place, would be to say, “Okay, Republicans, if you don’t like Obamacare and its requirement to purchase insurance, that’s fine.” […]