POLITICS IS A NEGOTIATION: DON'T ASK US TO VOTE IF WE DON'T HAVE A VOICE AT THE TABLE
Now we have a new generation of politicians and voters who are not afraid of the "S" Word, and they won't be cowed by conservative clatter about creeping socialism.
WHEN THE POLITICS IS SO DISTORTED I have a problem. You see, since I started this blog eight years ago, during an historic election year no less, it has always been the policy that the Mad Sociologist Blog was not a platform for endorsing candidates. For eight years I've been faithful to this policy. Yes,... Continue Reading →
DISCUSSING THE 2016 PRIMARIES AT THE KAMINSKI CODE PODCAST With Joseph Kaminski and Elliot Declet. And they were good enough to edit out my colossal sneeze about half way into the discussion! It was great fun sitting down with serious students of the political scene and sharing my wisdom and having a few laughs while... Continue Reading →
A SANDERS AND A CLINTON ARGUMENT FOR DEMOCRATIZING THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY This election cycle has really been a lesson in American politics. The most significant lesson comes with an awakening and clarifying awareness of how delegates are selected in both parties' nominating process. We've always known that delegates played a role in selecting presidential nominees, but... Continue Reading →
THE UNHOLY SPAWN OF DEMOCRATIC FEAR MONGERING On November 7, 2000 I stepped into a Florida voting booth and pulled the lever for...dun dun duuuuun... Ralph Nader! (Insert blood curdling scream here!) That's right. I said it. George W. Bush was all my fault! At least that's the claim of Democratic operatives. Yes, it's likely that Nader... Continue Reading →
I BELIEVE IN BERNIE'S MESSAGE, BUT I ALSO BELIEVE IN MATH It has long been this sites and this author's policy to not endorse political candidates. I have this policy for a couple of reasons. Most notably, though I make no effort to be "unbiased" I do try to maintain a sense of objectivity. Endorsing... Continue Reading →