Broadening the Dem’s Big Tent – Attention Liberals: You Blew It.

“In every political community there are varying shades of political opinion. One of the shadiest of these is the liberals. An outspoken group on many subjects. Ten degrees to the left of center in good times. Ten degrees to the right of center if it affects them personally.”

-Phil Ochs

 

As you might recall if you’re not new to my column, I feel so alienated from mainstream liberalism that I was reluctant to even drag my ass to the voting booth.… [Read more]

Sit Down and Don’t Be Counted

I stand by what I said in my last article: the electoral process in Amerika is “democratic” only for intents and purposes, not in practice. The idea that we as voters have a “choice” is a lie the government placates us with to prevent us from getting uppity and challenging them. And if the hippies and the ineffectual flash in the pan that was Occupy are the best we can do to fight back, they’ve succeeded.… [Read more]

Mock The Vote

Election day is just a few days away. Much ado has been made about remembering to register, and this is aimed especially at people like me: those who are young and not yet used to exercising their democratic privilege, and who are more likely to have moved from one voting district to another and need to get their info updated.… [Read more]

Buck Wild Election Year 2012

As hard as it still is for me to believe, I am writer for a news website, and yet I have not written anything about the most pressing political issue in our nation today: the upcoming presidential election. That’s because I have NO INTEREST in it. Up until this morning, I’d barely even read about it aside from a few clips on my Yahoo news feed, which is about as informative as a celebrity gossip tabloid, and even that was more out of a kind of sardonic “hahaha look at these fuggin’ idiots” need for a quick laugh than any desire for information.… [Read more]

Instead of IDs, Let’s Focus on Voter IQs

For me, Election Day has always been akin to the Super Bowl. I always know I’ll have a team competing for the ultimate prize. As a Jets fan, this hasn’t been the case since 1970. I wasn’t eligible for personhood in 1970. But my excitement level goes into overdrive when it’s time to elect a president.… [Read more]