False Choices Aren’t Choices: What If Athens Had the Internet?

Coke is better than Pepsi.  The National League is superior.  Heinz > Hunts. The Democrat and Republican brands at the national level?  Both unappealing. The populist, rational elements in the Tea Party and Occupy movements?  More aligned than everyone who benefits from the "your two choices are" narrative wants to admit.  (Everyone like both national … Continue reading False Choices Aren’t Choices: What If Athens Had the Internet?

Ross Perot Was Not My High School History Teacher (The Election’s Not Achtung Baby)

This grew out of a response to comments by Mr. Salk and Chad Hogg (not a friend of Buddy Roemer, necessarily), but I thought I'd share it here, lest ye forget, lest, as my 11th-grade history teacher used to say, ye be bored. Before Perot left the race in ’92 (only to come back later), … Continue reading Ross Perot Was Not My High School History Teacher (The Election’s Not Achtung Baby)

Americans Elect: Common Ground Between Tea Partiers and Occupiers of Good Will?

Our good friend Chad alerted me to the Americans Elect project a few months ago in a comment here on The Daily Cocca.  Americans Elect aims to by-pass the major parties and nominate a centrist candidate directly on the internet.  I love the concept, and yesterday's post about the Tea Party and Occupy needing to … Continue reading Americans Elect: Common Ground Between Tea Partiers and Occupiers of Good Will?