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Un-Corrupting Congress: A System-Changing Solution

Last week, Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) abruptly announced his intention to retire from the Senate in 2014, on the heels of Harry Reid's failure to get the two parties to agree to reform the Senate's notorious filibuster after the 2012 election.

According to Harkin, the failure of filibuster reform will make it "virtually impossible" for Obama to carry out his vision for his second term. Read below the fold...

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Congressional responsibility for the Giffords assassination attempt

Many interacting factors caused the Giffords assassination attempt. No single factor suffices to explain it. However, the acts and omissions of the U.S. Congress and the nation's two major political parties are among the most significant of these interacting causes. They include the following:

1. Congressional refusal to pass campaign finance reform legislation to prevent elections from being dominated by special interests, like the National Rifle Association, and U.S. politics from being dominated by vitriolic diatribes between politicians and pundits aimed at raising special interest campaign funds and inflaming and dividing the electorate in order to win elections; Read below the fold...

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No Labels + Americans Elect = Bloomberg?

In October, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman wrote that industry leaders in Silicon Valley and elsewhere were disgusted with Washington D.C. and the two party system. He reported that "at least two serious groups" on the East and West coasts were "'developing third parties' to challenge our stagnating two-party duopoly that has been presiding over our nation's steady incremental decline."

Friedman also predicted that "there is going to be a serious third party [presidential] candidate in 2012, with a serious political movement behind him or her -- one definitely big enough to impact the election's outcome". Read below the fold...

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2012: The Game Changing Implications of the Interactive Voter Choice System (IVCS)

Tom Atlee recently described the game changing potential of the Interactive Voter Choice System in the following terms:

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How Voters Can Unrig the 2012 Elections with Transpartisan Voting Blocs and Electoral Coalitions

Voters did not get what they said they wanted from the 2010 elections. In fact, they got the opposite because the two major parties rigged the elections.

The parties have been rigging elections for decades by gerrymandering election districts and passing campaign financing and election laws that prevent third party candidates from beating major party candidates. Read below the fold...

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Third Party Rising?

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Thomas Friedman wrote in a recent New York Times article, "Third Party Rising", that he is "astounded" by the level of disgust with Washington D.C. and the two party system he has found among industry leaders in Silicon Valley and elsewhere. He says he knows of "at least two serious groups" on the East and West coasts "'developing third parties' to challenge our stagnating two-party duopoly that has been presiding over our nation's steady incremental decline."

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