Author Archives: waughuspolitics

What Makes an American President Presidential?

Self-styled “Democrats” — Why is Mr. Trump presidential when he bombs another country but not presidential when he enforces border-control laws which may lead to temporary separation of some children from their parents, but the bombing that kills and separates … Continue reading

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“Abolish ICE”?

Some members of the “Democratic” Party are now saying “abolish ICE”. When ICE was established in 2003 as a part of Homeland Security in response to the 9-11 shock, the “Democratic” Party leadership/congresscreatures did not oppose it. The Homeland Security … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court’s Decision Against the Unions

By guest blogger Cassandra Pax. Today, Monday, July 2nd, 2018, the New York Times reports on the most recent Supreme Court decision “striking down mandatory union fees for government workers”. Obama, who had promised the unions, did not implement the … Continue reading

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Response to Paul Craig Roberts’ “Democracy Is Fighting to Survive the Rise of Western Authoritarianism”

Responding to https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/06/01/democracy-fighting-survive-rise-western-authoritarianism/. You say that Trump was elected democratically. This is not the case, because the Electoral College distributes political power unevenly among the US citizens. Democracy requires equal power. Otherwise, “one person, one vote” is hollow. Even the … Continue reading

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America’s War on her Young

By guest author Simin Royanian. The US is using student loans as a means to force its young people into a system of serfdom in the interest of global capital (corporations, 1%). Since the 1980’s, the US Congress and various … Continue reading

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Money in Politics

I often read advocacy to restrict money in politics. Emphasizing attempts to restrict it may amount to a misdirection of effort. What may be more effective is to arrange matters in such a way that the money and advertising won’t … Continue reading

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Balanced Elimination Voting, Version _n+1_

This version revises the triggering rule for ranks mentioning more than one candidate. I propose the following form of balanced elimination voting for single-winner elections, unless the political forces favoring the elimination of single-winner elections prevail. The voters list on … Continue reading

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