The Two-Party System is a Box

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

The second presidential debate is tonight. Have you wondered why only McCain and Obama are debating even though many voters would like other candidates included? Why not Libertarian Party candidate Bob Barr? Or Green Party candidate Cynthia McKinney? Or any of the other candidates running for the presidency? The Commission on ...

Does Nader Play Cricket?

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

One more perspective on Ralph Nader's 08 campaign, this time from Riaz Haq, a South Asia watcher and high-tech expert in California. Haq equates Nader's commitment to orphan issues with that of Pakistani cricket-legend-turned-politician Imran Khan: Ralph Nader reminds me of Imran Khan in Pakistan. Imran Khan is a well-meaning, well-respected, ...

He’s Baa-aaaack

Posted by Katherine | Monday, February 25th, 2008

So Nader's running again. Johnny Camacho, a teenaged Virginia Democrat, defends Nader's bid against the tidal wave of Democratic vitriol that followed yesterday's announcement. He argues that Nader didn't cost Al Gore any votes in 2000 and believes Nader may actually have handed the Democrats extra votes that year. As to ...