Epstein is not merely a pedophile or a pimp, but a dangerous political pioneer. Until we find the will and the methods to counter the new machine, the rest of our political engagement will be wasted. We are approaching the Dunkirk of liberal democracy.
Labor unions, like political parties, are tools. Using the wrong tool makes jobs slower, and reduces odds of success. Workers are rejecting labor unions in their present form because they are the wrong tool. Instead of simply shouting at them louder, we should perhaps listen.
The man who stood at the Berlin Wall and taunted a dictator believed a world with fewer barriers was a world Americans would dominate. That was the Republican Party I joined as soon as I was old enough to vote.
Yes, the stakes are high and yes, every vote counts and yes, we need to take this very seriously. But no, this is not the most important election of our lifetimes and we’d be wise to remember that.
Here’s how this program would actually work, once it’s been ground into political sausage.
So what exactly is the devil’s bargain then? It is this: gerrymandering allows you to win close elections, but makes you more susceptible to being washed out in wave elections.
On December 8, 2016, in a clarion call to action, Political Orphan’s founder, Chris Ladd, challenged his readers to begin mobilizing. “Next spring is not the time to figure out how you plan to get engaged in politics,” he warned, urging immediate action “while things are quiet and there are …
Never lose sight of the bedrock of success in American politics: Get more of your voters to the polls than your opponent does. You do that through appeals to fear and hope, in that order.
We cannot return to stability until the Republican Party has been thoroughly destroyed, hopefully through electoral failure, but by any means necessary.
It was a hopeful, promising night, but serious dangers remain. A map of Virginia’s results reveals one of those more critical challenges.