Will 2016 Mark the Death of Two-Party Politics?

Yay! After much searching, I finally stumbled on a reason for rejoicing in the 2016 election—it might mark the death of two-party politics. Most of us thought we would never see this day. We thought upending the two-party system would take a charismatic third-party candidate with cross-over appeal to sweep the middle voters off their feet. But it turns out there is another way for the GOP-DNC hydra to be conquered: it can commit suicide. More and more, the 2016 election year is looking like Read more […]

Why Americans Hate Incumbents Yet Still Re-Elect Them

In a recent article, PolitiFact ran the data and apparently the approval rating for Congress is around 14%, yet the incumbent re-election rate is around 95%. Just in case you just suffered blunt force trauma to the head, let me explain why that statistic is odd. It means potential voters overwhelmingly hate the people who are currently in office, and yet actual voters overwhelmingly re-elect those same despised individuals. That is odd, to say the least. But what exactly does it mean? I think Read more […]

“None of the Above” Ballot Option Considered in NH

If you have been reading my articles with any regularity (I don’t blame you if you haven’t), you know that I am no fan of the two-party system. A while back, I proposed a fairly simple ballot measure that I think would break the two-party system. It involved allowing each voter to vote yes or no on every candidate, with every “no” canceling out a “yes.” The candidate with the most affirmatives would win. This would mean that, in theory, every candidate could receive more negatives Read more […]

A (Not So) New Debt Deal

Well, the Senate has finally hammered out a new debt deal to raise the debt ceiling and fund an increasingly non-essential government. So if the House passes the legislation, everything in Washington will be hunky dory. Except for one small detail overlooked by pretty much everyone in the Senate but Rand Paul: You can’t spend what you ain’t got. “Au contraire, Senator Paul,” says Washington, “we’ve been spending what we ain’t got for years.” ((Just so no one gets me wrong, I think Read more […]

Bradlee Dean: Divide & Conquer – The Two Party System

“There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.” – John Adams Here we go again … The so-called “right” has been capitulating to anti-American socialists/communists who attempt to force their agendas on the American people. Rand Paul voted in Read more […]