I’d like to build a catalogue of opportunities for engagement and maintain it here in the OffTopic Forum.
We can retreat from the demands of this age, hiding beyond excuses about civility or institutions, or we can engage aggressively and build a new order.
The Caesars of the world only arrive when the ground has been prepared for them.
Political norms, respect for law, and even simple decency, survive only because people are willing to fight to protect them.
Millions of people feel compelled to protest for the first time in their lives, and many of them could use some advice.
Under the wrong circumstances, standing on civility can get you killed. These are the wrong circumstances.
Voting is the least powerful thing we do in a democracy. On the other hand, coordinating our voting behavior with others, backing that coordination with financial donations, and expressing our preferences with actual work in the streets converts that small influence into something potent.
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 …
If you’ve been feeling helpless and frustrated, here’s a chance to channel those negative emotions into action that can make a difference.
A post today at Forbes explores the nuts and bolts of building a sub-party strategy.