Archive for the 'Green Party' Category

GREEN SHADOW, NO KATO…

July 19th, 2013

In 2012 I cast my presidential vote for Green Party candidates Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala. (I voted for Ralph Nader in 1996.) Unlike traditional political duos, Stein and Honkala did not go their separate ways after the election. Instead, they chosen to continue the fight and nearly 90 days ago, on Earth Day, they […]

FOR THE 99 PERCENT, TUESDAY NIGHT DID SUCK…

November 8th, 2012

So, I managed to read three pages of comments on Matt Taibbi’s election day piece — Election Day Is Finally Here: Tonight Is Going to Suck No Matter What — before I couldn’t any longer. I agree with Taibbi: Tuesday night sucked for everyone, even for those dancing in the street falsely believing that somehow […]

MARIJUANA TRUMPS THE GREEN DEAL…

November 7th, 2012

Appearing in my inbox this morning from Bob Manski: Dear Jeff, The election season begins today. Will you run for office in 2013? Will you volunteer on a campaign? Will you take advantage of the vibrant energy, the supporter lists, and the clarity of purpose that are our new strengths as Greens? By tonight’s end, […]

IF YOU HAVE NOT YET VOTED, CONSIDER…

November 6th, 2012

Glenn Greenwald writes: This, to me, has always been the most uniquely pernicious aspect of the War on Terror civil liberties assaults of the last decade: they will not end when the “war” does because the “war” will have no end. Each new power is embedded permanently into the political framework, incrementally transforming the political […]

THE TWITTER CURSE…

November 5th, 2012

[Updated on 8 November.] Mano Singham writes: Dana Millbank reports on what he saw during the debates. He said that the reporters were not in the auditorium but were in a separate room in which the debate was shown on a large screen. But the reporters were also glued to their laptop screens reading other […]

FIND ME A REPUBLICAN REJECTING FEMA HELP…

November 4th, 2012

Matt Taibbi writes: In the abstract, most Americans want a smaller and less intrusive government. In reality, what Americans really want is a government that spends less money on other people. Elect Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala…

WHAT LIVING IN THE BUBBLE GETS YOU…

November 4th, 2012

Elect Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala…

THIS WILLARD MITT ROMNEY BELIEVES…

November 4th, 2012

Robert Reich writes: It’s time for a final summary of the worldview of Mitt Romney. Despite its contradictions and ellipses, Romneyism, as this creed might be called, has an internal coherence. Here are its ten core principles: 1. Corporations are the basic units of society. Corporations are people, and the overriding purpose of an economy […]

ISN’T IT BETTER TO VOTE FOR SOMEONE…?

October 29th, 2012

Elect Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala…

JILL STEIN DOES TALK ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE…

October 29th, 2012

Tim Russo writes: I used to get mocked by my friends for having any faith at all in the American electorate. Most of my political colleagues over my 24 year history in Ohio and international politics think the American voter, and particularly the independent undecided American voter, is just a total moron. I’d always argue […]

IF GOVERNMENT IS OUR BIGGST ENTERPRISE…?

October 29th, 2012

Tom Peters writes: If there is a single tragic flaw that mars our biggest enterprises, it is conservatism — the failure to fail, and fail big, in an era of unprecedented volatility and ambiguity. In a chaotic world, your strategy must be chaotic enough (sufficiently failure-strewn) to up the odds of keeping pace with the […]

FOCUS ON WHAT OBAMA HAS DONE…

October 28th, 2012

Matt Stroller writes: So why oppose Obama? Simply, it is the shape of the society Obama is crafting that I oppose, and I intend to hold him responsible, such as I can, for his actions in creating it. Many Democrats are disappointed in Obama. Some feel he’s a good president with a bad Congress. Some […]

THE RATIONALE OF THE 1 PERCENT…

October 28th, 2012

Elect Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala…

VOTING GREEN IN A PURPLE STATE…

October 28th, 2012

Sidney Smith and I agree: I live in a purple part of the country (Virginia) and move in academic circles, so of course I know many, many people who will be voting for Obama. It is impossible to know, but if I sodomized the Easter Bunny in front of their children the look on my […]

I GET THIS, BUT I’M STILL OFFENDED…

October 26th, 2012

Elect Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala…

CHOOSE TO STEP OUT OF LINE…

October 20th, 2012

You have a choice… Take the green pill…

THE CONSEQUENCES OF SIMPLE ACTIONS…

October 18th, 2012

Republican congressman and vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan demonstrated what kind of vice president (and, gawd forbid, president) he might be when he saw an opportunity and took it with total disregard for how his actions might cause real injury to caring people and the least of our citizens. Connie Schultz writes: Last weekend, Ryan […]

THIS IS HOW JIM CROW ROLLS IN OHIO…

October 16th, 2012

[Update @ 1304: Supreme Court won't block early voting in Ohio.] In his piece written for Slate, Richard Hansen writes that: Ohio’s cutback of early voting could have a negative effect at the polls and was done for no good reason. Indeed, the Ohio legislature probably eliminated the last weekend of early voting for purely […]

IF ONLY THIS WERE REALLY FUNNY…

October 15th, 2012

Once again, comedians are the ones telling the truth. Elect Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala…

FECKIN’ SING ALREADY, WILL YOU…!

October 15th, 2012

Matt Taibbi writes: Well, it’s over. Or almost over, thank God. It looks like Obama will probably win, which I guess is good news, compared to the alternative – a Mitt Romney presidency would have felt like four straight years of waking up with a naked Lloyd Blankfein sitting on your face. But it’s not […]

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