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Duverger’s Law Is Why Voting For Dr. Jill Stein Will Never Change Things

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Dr. Jill Stein – Green Party Candidate in 2016

When arguing with friends why they shouldn’t support 3rd party candidates in the national elections, I never had any solid evidence why it would never work. They made good points about principles and needing to ‘send a message’ but Duverger’s Law is concrete proof that voting 3rd party, in our current election system, is plain dumb and helps give us elected people like Donald Trump.

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Ohio Press Group Says We Deserve Better Political Reporting

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offical image Dennis Hetzel, executive director of the Ohio Newspaper Association and president of the Ohio Coalition for Open Government
Dennis Hetzel, executive director of the Ohio Newspaper Association and president of the Ohio Coalition for Open Government

I found an interesting guest column in my local paper the other day from Dennis Hetzel, who is executive director of the Ohio Newspaper Association and president of the Ohio Coalition for Open Government. In his column, he admits that journalists in Ohio need to do a better job in reporting on the upcoming elections. Hetzel believes it should be based on issues and not the horse race. I’ve been complaining about that for years and I’m glad Hetzel offers some solutions.
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Swiss Cheese 2016

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Official campaign page for the Swiss Cheese for President 2016 campaign

Cheese! 2016 logo

Read the first interview with the candidate

Swiss’ 4 Point Plan to return America to greatness:

Here is the announcement video:

Download and share this poster on all your social media accounts:


Editor note: In case you read this far I hope you realized this has all been a satire on our sometimes stupid election system. If you didn’t know it before know I apologize for your confusion.

Support real candidates who don’t pander to the small subset of bigots in this country and who want to actually create change.

Not Surprised I Side With Jill Stein

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featured image with text I side with Jill SteinOne of the mainstays of the Internet are self-check quizzes you can take. The ones I like are the political ones. The most famous is the “World’s Smallest Political Quiz” to find out if one is a Libertarian – I’m not by the way. Another quiz that actually can help one understand US politics today is the isidewith.com. You answer questions on various issues and as if by magic the quiz tells you which Presidential candidate your views align with. I wasn’t surprised mine were aligned with Jill Stein from the Green Party.
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National Atheist Party Is Too Thin For A Political Party

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image of National Atheist Party logoRead an article on the Washington Post about a new political party called the National Atheist Party. While I applaud the effort to get atheists more involved in the political process, trying to include a broad progressive platform into such a narrow religious belief label is the wrong way to go.
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