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Down the Rabbit Hole at the RNC

Tumblr sent convention correspondents to cover the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Here’s Tumblr correspondent Meg Lanker-Simons on attending the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. Monday: Arriving in Wonderland After cramming every passenger possible on board United Flight 741, departing Denver International Airport, the bored-looking flight crew began playing the instructional safety video. I settled in,

From the "Vote for Nobody" campaign website

Argument to Boycott Presidential Elections Driven by Perception of Money Hijacking The Process

Not everyone who is dissatisfied with the bourgeois duopoly is turning toward alternative parties like the Greens or various socialist parties. Some are calling for a boycott of the presidential elections, modeled after boycotts of elections by groups in other countries. The group has its own Facebook page, and frequently posts on various political web


Jill Stein Talks to Political Context: “We would resurrect old-fashioned democracy”

Matt J. Stannard’s interview with Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein addresses several standard questions asked by progressives concerning alternative candidates, including how a Green White House and congress would deal with Republicans, and whether the Greens aren’t, in fact, helping elect Mitt Romney, and whether that’s not, in fact, an unmitigated disaster. Stein’s answer


The Fog of Capital: Reflections on the Detroit Auto Bailout

The Prussian military analyst Carl von Clausewitz wrote of action in war that it must “be planned in a mere twilight, which – like the effect of a fog or moonlight – gives to things exaggerated dimensions and unnatural appearance.” As I attempted to research and write an article that would undertake a left-independent analysis

Socialist Party USA Presidential Candidate Stewart Alexander

Socialist Party Presidential Candidate Stewart Alexander Comments on Obama’s State of the Union Address

The Socialist Party, whose Presidential Candidate Stewart Alexander will be featured in an interview here at politicalcontext.org in the coming days, has released the following statement by Mr. Alexander in response to President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union Address. We are reposting Mr. Alexander’s commentary in full: The phrase that came to mind immediately upon hearing

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