Democracy

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During a group exercise at my recent grad school interview, we were asked to consider a post-apocalyptic scenario where there were 12 survivors but only enough arable land to support 8 people. We were to review brief ...
Do We Trust Either Of Them Anymore?

Which Came First: Hatred of Politicians or the Press?

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During a group exercise at my recent grad school interview, we were asked to consider a post-apocalyptic scenario where there were 12 survivors but only enough arable land to support 8 people. We were to review brief descriptions of the survivors and decide which would make the cut. The one thing that everyone in the [&hellip
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Last week, I had the opportunity to take my 12-year-old son to a city council meeting. We were there to show support for his school, BASIS Scottsdale, which was asking the Scottsdale City Council to nullify easement ...
But It's Got Teeth

Democracy in Action: It’s Not Sexy

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Last week, I had the opportunity to take my 12-year-old son to a city council meeting. We were there to show support for his school, BASIS Scottsdale, which was asking the Scottsdale City Council to nullify easement restrictions at the proposed site for a new campus. Hundreds of other students, parents and supporters of BASIS [&hellip
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By and large it seems that given the opportunity, a lot of people will be terrible to their fellow human beings. ‘Murica may be the land of the free and all that, but dear sweet baby Jesus do we just love lording it over ...
People Are The Worst

Class Act

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By and large it seems that given the opportunity, a lot of people will be terrible to their fellow human beings. ‘Murica may be the land of the free and all that, but dear sweet baby Jesus do we just love lording it over people whenever we get the chance! Maybe that’s why we’re still [&hellip
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I talk a lot about how I will eventually become Queen of Everything (QoE). For the wildly uninformed, that is not an actual job. I cannot pass a test to be declared QoE, nor could I win an election to gain the title. I ...
And What Else Could We Do With That Money?

Why Do Elections Cost So Much?

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I talk a lot about how I will eventually become Queen of Everything (QoE). For the wildly uninformed, that is not an actual job. I cannot pass a test to be declared QoE, nor could I win an election to gain the title. I imagine I will simply awaken one day to find everyone has [&hellip
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As we slowly creep toward the 2016 Presidential election, a lot of “folks” are talking about how they don’t trust elected officials. “Washington” and “career politicians” have the same negative connotations as ...
And How You Can Change That Travesty

Why Your Vote Doesn’t Matter

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As we slowly creep toward the 2016 Presidential election, a lot of “folks” are talking about how they don’t trust elected officials. “Washington” and “career politicians” have the same negative connotations as “executioner” and “pedophile.” For that reason many people are turning to the likes of Donald Trump, who has
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On June 16, in the midst of announcing he was running for President of the United States of America, Donald John Trump, Sr. said a whole lotta horrible things about Mexico. Two weeks later, a CNN/ORC poll showed that 12 ...
And We're Not Even Talking About the Combover

The Ugly American

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On June 16, in the midst of announcing he was running for President of the United States of America, Donald John Trump, Sr. said a whole lotta horrible things about Mexico. Two weeks later, a CNN/ORC poll showed that 12 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning voters said Trump their guy, second only to Bush. That [&hellip
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The Snap A few short weeks ago Florida reasserted itself as the destination that makes democracy fun. Sure, the state is chock-full-o-weirdness and tends to shoot people for walking around or listening to music, but ...
Putting the Funk into Our Dysfunctional Electoral Process

Feats of Strength

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The Snap A few short weeks ago Florida reasserted itself as the destination that makes democracy fun. Sure, the state is chock-full-o-weirdness and tends to shoot people for walking around or listening to music, but it’s also the state that gave us hanging chads back before Al Gore became a rockstar environmentalist and George Bush [&he
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The Snap: Running for election/reelection is its own little industry. Actually, not even that little; according to FEC data as of October 13, people running for the House of Representatives raised $761 million and Senate ...
If This Doesn't Work, Elections Will Be Decided Via Dance-offs

When I Am Queen of Everything: Making Campaign Season Suck Less

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The Snap: Running for election/reelection is its own little industry. Actually, not even that little; according to FEC data as of October 13, people running for the House of Representatives raised $761 million and Senate candidates raised over $415 million, with Republicans banking more than Democrats in both chambers. In 2012, people who
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The Snap: As we slowly lurch forward on this runaway campaign train to the fourth layer of mid-term election hell, let us take a step back to see how we are finding new and awful ways to sully the concept of democracy. ...
Campaign Hell In This World And The Next?

You Gotta Pray to Win

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The Snap: As we slowly lurch forward on this runaway campaign train to the fourth layer of mid-term election hell, let us take a step back to see how we are finding new and awful ways to sully the concept of democracy. Here at TSD we usually focus on the root of all political evil [&hellip
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