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Progressive Liberal or Conservative Libertarian

Where do I fit into America’s political system? My representatives promised to be problem solvers and I expected them to provide solutions but the only solutions I see are those that are geared for reelection. 1,588 more words

Social/political Commentary

Two Pennsylvania Counties Seek Voter Reform, to Consolidate Polling Places

Two Pennsylvania counties are seeking changes in the way elections are conducted, and where people can vote, respectively.

In Butler County, elections officials say they are seeking reforms – saying they could help save money. 271 more words

Bailing by the Thimbleful

My world is almost entirely structured around climate activism these days, from engaging with other local activists to hold our elected officials to account for their pledges – the… 812 more words


Why You Should Focus On Election Reforms That Make A Difference

Pew Research released a poll surveying Americans’ feelings about the 2014 midterms, and down at the bottom were the responses from those who didn’t vote.  956 more words


Do Dems want advice? Doubt it.

In the commentary following the Dems’ expected mid-term drubbing, I’m getting echos of childhood and not-so-childhood.  Let’s see if you can follow me here.

We’ve all known that kid. 1,247 more words


Not free, not fair: The folly of ‘finding meaning’ in the 2014 midterms

As the dust settles from the Democrats’ midterm shellacking – with the GOP last week picking up three governorships, 12 House seats and seven Senate seats, gaining control of that chamber for the first time since 2006 – pundits continue to debate the root cause of the Democrats’ failure, searching for the elusive “meaning” of this so-called “Republican wave.” 1,932 more words

Political Strategy

U.S. midterms fall short of international standards for democratic elections

With the “truly staggering” role of money in campaigns “overshadowing the real issues at stake in the elections,” Tuesday’s midterm elections in the United States failed to meet a number of important international commitments, election observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe… 1,535 more words

Election-Related Commitments