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I Lost Her at the Voting Booth — a short story

November 4, 2018

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Insanity in individuals is something rare, but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule. — Friedrich Nietzsche Politics can be hard on relationships. Take me, for instance. I had a girlfriend who broke up with me on Election Day. We’d been together only a few weeks. Already some of her stuff was […]

Addicted to Democracy

February 19, 2015

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Too much democracy is a sort of sad thing. — Ann Richards People love to argue politics. Lately, though, even the most disputatious among us bemoan “polarization”. Apparently the American political system has broken down in some manner. For many, polarization means “gridlock”, where the operations of government grind to a standstill as warring parties jam the gears. […]