How would politics change if we stopped talking about party candidates? Oh, I don’t mean that we stop talking about candidates who are running with the Libertarian Party or Green Party or Americans Elect Party or Democratic Party or Republican Party, or what have you.
Richard Winger’s Ballot Access News points me to fresh polls in a California Secretary of State race reopened by the revelation that gun control candidate Leland Yee had been brokering illegal gun sales on the sly. The story of Leland Yee is surely an entertaining
On the first page of the new book Independents Rising, author Jacqueline Salit offers a fair warning: the book is “based on my personal experiences, rather than dictated by a single illuminating and unifying idea.” Independents Rising is not a book about ideas or even
The summer is an empty stage. With Congress and the President going on extended vacations, with students away from campus and student activism on hold, there is a vacuum of traditional political news during the summer months, a vacuum that begs to be filled by
The following is a transcription of a conversation I had with two women from Zanesville, Ohio I met in line for the October 10, 2008 rally featuring Barack Obama in Columbus, Ohio. They wish to remain anonymous. Jim Cook: I’m Jim Cook and I’m with