we the people

The lockdown on 3rd Party candidates and Democracy is further exemplified by the concession of the Presidential debates by the League of Women Voters to the Commission on Presidential Debates.
Only by graduating from being manipulated by one side or another, and by gathering together beyond the two parties and outside the boundaries of the mainstream media can we activate the true heart and soul of America, and for the first time in a long time, be a beacon to the world.
I know our nation has never quite lived up to our fullest promise, but I always believed that in our democracy The People had a voice. No more.
We couldn't help but cringe when two separate petitions with a combined 320,000 signatures demanded that the White House
In our "Bridging Differences" conversation on Education Week, Deborah Meier raised the role of "structures" in a democratic way of life in her last blog. She brings to mind my discussions with students at Lonestar Community College in Houston last week.
The legal argument the petition made was questionable anyway.
We've now had the opportunity to view debates from both major parties. Not to worry, with the election almost a year away there will be countless more. Did anything change for you?
Anyone familiar with my own view -- considered, alas, "radical" (not in a good way) by many adults, including many so-called progressive -- knows that I maintain that our millions of citizens under age 18 should have equal right to self-determination, and be given equal opportunity to achieve that.
In normal years, this would be the official kickoff to the political Silly Season. This year, however, is not normal, as instead we're right at the kickoff of Presidential Debate Season, and the votes are already in -- the silly subject we're all going to obsess over this year is named Donald Trump.