The author states that we have an imperfect system. Indeed. And his rationale of voting for the lesser of two evils is what maintains this system. Vote for the candidate that most aligns with your vision for your country and don't worry about anybody else.
Hillary is like prune juice. You don't really care for it and it is hard to swallow. But if you don't you'll be full of s__t for years to come.
If they cared about democracy they wouldn't have made a mockery of it during the primary.
Understandable take on the presidential race, but glosses over the benefits a third-party could gain from hitting the 5 percent threshold in the election.
Yes, I would be thrilled to vote for a criminal who has sold her country out for cash.
This was a great essay that precisely mirrors my own experience. I too opted not to vote in 2000, in my case because Nader wasn't on the ballot in NC. As a 20 year-old I should have known better, but I can't fully condemn young voters for clinging to Stein or Johnson since I made the same mistake myself. As for the 30 and 40 and 50 year-olds out there though, there's no excuse. If you don't vote for Hillary then you are unequivocally demonstrating that you are OK with a Trump presidency. If that's how you feel then fine, I think you're wrong but at least you're not playing yourself. As you so succinctly put it though, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein are not going to be president, and when you do anything besides vote for Clinton, you are saying I'm doing nothing tangible to keep President Trump from happening.
Worst. Advice. Ever.
The whole "vote for her because we hate Trump more" rhetoric is exactly why we have this pair of dullards running for office, and why millions of Americans that aren't enamored with either of them will still cast their vote for their respective shrunk-wrapped brands of democracy.
Neither of the major parties has even come close to earning my vote, which is why I will proudly vote for a third party. At least I'll be able to look people in the eyes and tell them that I voted my conscience, instead of trying to pick the lesser of the evils -- a more daunting task in this election than any prior election I've been old enough to vote in.
Your unnecessarily lengthy spiel in defense of Republicans suppressing votes, doesn't seem to be needed, as like you said, even after the Democrats passed legislations to make voting easier, Republicans won across the state. So, what are you so afraid of?
Burr if anyone has noticed is nothing but an asshole and a corporate lackey...He works for corporate and not for the citizens of this state he has supported everything bad that has happened here in our beautiful state and left to republicans our state will be nothing but poisoned water and land and AIR...as long as his rich buddies make enourmous profits at our expense....All of us who work for a living will suffer the theological and corporate bull shit these assholes have pulled on us.....They havent saved us a dime on taxes...in fact we pay more now than ever and get nothing in return...They are LIARS and CROOKS period.
McCory=AsshOle......2016 is our time to kick these crooked scum suckers out of office.
The McCrory cabal lies on spec.
If you've seen Richard Burr outside of a major GOP "give me your bucks bazaar"--raise your hand! Oh, my!! Not many regular North Carolinians get to see or hear from Burr about jobs, affordable housing or bringing home the bacon. What's more-- the "invisible" senator was nowhere to be found Tuesday when his party's presidential nominee spoke in Wilmington. Huh? Guess Burr doesn't want North Carolinians to know he supports Trump because the party told him who to back and how to vote.
Maybe Richard Burr can explain why an American flag lapel pin makes him more patriotic than anyone else. Patriotism is about loyalty to America not allegiance to a political party over all else. Patriotism is about protecting the rights of all, including the incendiary and threatening comments of "Donny Dangerous."
BTW, gov. Pat McCrory didn't shy away from saying he supports Trump. McCrory delivered a cutesy stump speech for his flagging gubernatorial campaign.
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I'm sure you will get blow back from this as it doesn't match the 'Genesis story'...science be damned...
Fresh ideas are essential to progressive journalism - Bravo to the new team - it feels like the old Indy is resurging. Maybe we can once again count on the Indy for quality, substantive reporting. Particularly impressed with the work of David Hudnall - a beacon of light in a world of mostly content-free news.
Good luck to Skillet and Grayson! I've enjoyed their work for years and will miss them in these pages.
Ronald C. Tanciar - if your brand of mythology demands "don't be gay", then by all means, do whatever you have to do to not be gay. Ditto for eating pork, working on Sundays, etc. But your mythological tenets should not be used to suppress others... or even attempt to make others seem lesser human beings than yourself.
Me? I don't like coconut. It is repulsive to me. But I'll be damned (pun intended, of course) if I'll demand others be prohibited from eating coconut. That would just be wrong.
I freak out a little when I see Reidsville mentioned. :) Beautiful story.
That's a great story.
Thanks Matthew! We have update the playlist with the correct track listing. Blame iTunes for somehow grabbing the wrong titles from their database : )
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