It doesn’t matter if Trump wins. 2016 is already a revolutionary election

Summary: The public, and so journalists, focus on the presidential elections as races, reasonable since the political consequences of each party's victory are large but predictable. The 2016 election is different. Focusing on Trump's latest outrageous sound-bite conceals the massive change made by his success to date. What if the parties' control of political money … Continue reading It doesn’t matter if Trump wins. 2016 is already a revolutionary election

Trump, not Sanders, is the revolutionary

Summary:  Journalists and political gurus dismiss Sanders as a wannabe revolutionary while focusing on the minutia of the GOP presidential horse-race. That's wrong. Trump is a revolutionary, and only seeing the big picture reveals why. Even if he fails, others will travel the trail he blazed. "Although Nero's death had at first been welcomed with … Continue reading Trump, not Sanders, is the revolutionary

More people participating in politics: is this good for America?

Summary:  I have often advocated increased public participation as cure for our increasingly dysfunctional politics.   It's happening, and the result might reveal a terminal weakness in American's political regime. The posts listed below chronicle the rise of the Tea Party movement, the first mass political movement in American since the 1960s (which saw them among … Continue reading More people participating in politics: is this good for America?