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If I Could Rate Presidential Candidates the Way I Rate Novels

What if I told you there are two presidential candidates that I really like?

Nope, this isn’t a joke. Unfortunately, neither of the two are front-runners, but that won’t keep me from voting for one of them when my ballot arrives in the mailbox. 2,249 more words

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Australia is already one of the largest donors to foreign aid, yet I wonder how much of that money ever makes it to the people most in need. 369 more words

Mark Aldridge

Episode 28: Room for Independents with Quin Hillyer


The major party candidates are set. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both had to win a bunch of elections to get to this point, and still no one really likes them. 189 more words


Independent candidate wants to end “Discount Democracy”

Independent candidate wants to end “Discount Democracy”

The Australian electoral commission for the past 2 decades has endured funding cuts, where one would hope we would expect increased funding in relation to secure democracy in this country. 465 more words

Mark Aldridge

Episode 27: Third Party Presidential Politics with Chris Younce

Man, was I talking fast at the beginning of this episode. But I had a good reason: With everyone talking about the possibility of a third party crashing the Presidential vote this November, … 120 more words


Attention Independent Candidates - Time's Up in Texas

The deadline for independent candidates to get on the ballot in Texas passed yesterday without any action.  An independent presidential candidate would have had to present petitions with almost 80,000 signatures of registered voters who did not participate in either the Democratic or Republican primary in March.  39 more words

Texas News

Angry Voters and the Two-Party Betrayal: Trump/Sanders

Interesting thing: This presidential elections are showing without a doubt that the most important element dividing the 99% is the two-party system.

When you look at the two ‘outsiders’ in the primaries, Trump and Sanders, you can see that their respective supporters are complaining about the same problems: the proposed solutions is what  separates them…and the degree of racism and of lack of class-identification. 699 more words

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