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The Indecisive Decision Book

I might have bought The Decision Book if its authors had themselves demonstrated the ability to be decisive. [...]

Americans Elect Leader Daniel Winslow: Our Lack of Transparency is like a Tea Party Revolution

In a tweet sent to Americans Elect chief legal representative Dan Winslow on August 6 2011, “KevinL” linked to the revelation of hedge fund money behind Americans Elect and wrote to Winslow, “Your support of AE exposes you as a hypocrite on transparency & opposing special interests.”

For Daniel Winslow, Americans Elect is like [...]

Paul LePage Admits: I’m Pushing Charter Schools to Get Creationism in Public Schools

In the summer of 2010, after Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul LePage shot his mouth off about believing in creationism and wanting to put creationism in Maine’s public schools, Republican Party apologists for his candidacy tossed themselves into the media to allay concerns that LePage had veered into insanity. Don’t worry, they said and wrote, it’s [...]

Palin and Pawlenty Point the Way for GOP in 2012: Outside Agitators for President

This week, Republican former governor Sarah Palin enthusiastically endorsed NY 23rd District Conservative Party congressional candidate Doug Hoffman. Her statement left no doubt of her position:

The people of the 23rd Congressional District of New York are ready to shake things up, and Doug Hoffman is coming on strong as Election Day approaches! He needs [...]

Monique Hoeflinger of Equality Maine on Marriage Equality Campaign Strategy

Last week, as part of a “community conversation” in the city of Auburn Maine, Monique Hoeflinger of Equality Maine shared the strategic vision of the NO on 1 / Protect Maine Equality campaign to preserve Maine’s new same-sex marriage law. My transcription of her remarks (including embedded video where these were shown to us) follows:

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Why Announce Your Heterosexuality Before Supporting Homosexual Rights?

The right wing argues that same sex marriage will destroy heterosexual marriage. When heterosexual married couples point out that it’s no skin off their noses if gays and lesbians marry, it strongly undermines the right wing’s arguments. [...]

Cynthia McKinney and the Green Party

I’m extremely sympathetic to the ideals that the Green Party purports to hold. I am not very sympathetic to the Green Party’s whining about its own troubles, and otherwise talking about itself all the time. [...]

Strategic Third Party Vote Didn't Work in New York

Cynthia McKinney didn’t get anything close to the number of votes that she would have needed to propel the Green Party to an automatic ballot position. [...]

Why This Liberal Will Not Be Voting For Obama Tomorrow

If you’re in a state that has any possibility of tipping to McCain, I urge you to vote for Obama. If you’re in an Obama-secure blue state like mine, however, take a closer look at your state’s ballot, and consider a progressive alternative. [...]

Cynical Politics, Not Military Need, Led to Attack on Syria

Motivated by the belief that a President Barack Obama would not continue the reckless Republican military policy, this attack may be a last-ditch effort to swing the election to McCain. [...]

Activism After the Election

Is unity really a worthwhile goal for activists, or is it just a tool for leaders who seek to use activists for their own purposes? [...]