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Is a two-party system actually best?
Posted By: Kim Davis in USA

I, like many people frustrated with the choice of just two (viable) candidates for major national office, have often lamented the silly, but enduring two-party system of US politics.  I reasoned that if there were more choices, people could find candidates they'd be happier with, candidates who more nearly fit their personal values.  This is a big... Read More »

 
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The Weight of a Vote (in swing vs. solid states)
Posted By: William Mantzel in USA

If you live in Georgia, California, or Texas, Obamney will either win or lose the presidency with or without your vote. If you really want to help your Republocrat of choice, call up a friend or family member in Colorado, Ohio, Florida, Virginia, Iowa, or North Carolina, where one changed vote (or someone you convince to vote who wasn't going to) has... Read More »

 
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Myth of the Rational Voter
Posted By: William Mantzel in USA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKANfuq_92U

Is a large voter turnout really required for a functioning democracy? Can a government really be of the people if only 40% of its citizens vote?

I think that while everyone should be *able* to vote, not everyone *should* vote (similarly to how you should be able to say anything, but there are certain things you shouldn't say).... Read More »