The Monday Morning Teaser

Tomorrow is Election Day, so that’s what I’m focused on. The Sift never claims to be non-partisan*, but least of all today: I want the Democrats to hold the Senate.

So this week has two featured posts. The first is my encouragement to vote: “Vote. It’s Not Nearly Enough. But It’s Something.” I’m arguing against the people who think they’re protesting by not voting. I admit that the two-party system doesn’t give us the choices we wish we had. But all that says to me is that voting isn’t enough; we also need Occupy-like efforts to change the political conversation and change the larger culture.

I also think that the choice the two-party system does give us is clear, and I argue that in detail in the second featured post, “The Case for Voting Democrat”.

“Vote” should be out shortly, and “Democrat” later in the morning. A short weekly summary should appear before noon.

* All I claim is that I’m honest. I’ll try to convince you, but only by telling you things that I believe are really true.


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  • Roger Green  On November 3, 2014 at 8:01 am

    got into ultimately pointless debates with “don’t vote, it only encourages them” folks this week.

  • son of immigrants  On November 3, 2014 at 8:10 am

    If you don;t vote, you deserve what you get.

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