Third Party Politics/Democratic Rebellion

I want to go where the grownups are

By · Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 · 8 Comments »

Where the hell are they, anyway? Here’s one place.

Attention: Justice Party People

By · Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 · 29 Comments »

Read this post and report back. I like it very much.

Oh, hey, a java party…

By · Sunday, March 7th, 2010 · 30 Comments »

Hey, all you third-party rebel types — check this out in the Times: Democrats Need a Rally Monkey By KATE ZERNIKE “Wake Up and Stand Up.” So urges the bold motto of a seedling movement calling itself the Coffee Party, a leftish alternative to the Tea Party movement. The Coffee Party! Jeesh, why didn’t we […]

Snowed in!

By · Saturday, January 30th, 2010 · 6 Comments »

Several inches of snow arrived at the Smoking Lounge today, as you can see from the above photo. By the way, this is a rare opportunity for you all to see Raoul in his ectoplasm form, albeit covered in snow. See those two snow drift shapes in the chairs? That’s actually Raoul and Nietzsche in […]

On the other hand, maybe this is exactly what we need…(Justice Party reboot/open thread)

By · Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 · 88 Comments »

Last night, considering the Brown victory in Massachusetts, I predicted: “The overwhelming shit train of nonsense that will emerge from this will not be in our favor.” I would love to be proved wrong. I still maintain that the Democrats will interpret this election as meaning they need to move right. That’s what Democrats do. […]

Ten million people could march on Washington dressed as Che Guevara, and the Democrats would interpret it to mean that Americans want the party to move right

By · Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 · 28 Comments »

A little over a year ago, Americans elected Barack Obama by a landslide. They elected him because they wanted an end to Republican government. They elected him because they wanted to see a genuinely progressive agenda enacted. True, they had absolutely no reason to expect that Obama would do those things, but still: that’s what […]

A fair deal for every American

By · Friday, December 18th, 2009 · 71 Comments »

That’s what the Justice Party is about: a fair deal for every American. Whether you’re rich or poor, male or female, black or white or brown or beige — no matter who you are, you deserve a fair deal. All of us do. Not just the bankers and the fat cats and the Village Idiots […]

Justice Party planning will resume after the holidays

By · Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 · 13 Comments »

I thought I’d already posted this, but I guess not. It’s probably buried in a comment thread somewhere. Anyway: we shall pick back up with the Justice Party (or whatever we’re gonna call it) planning after the holidays. It’s impossible to do any organizing right now, and besides, I’m up to my arms in Christmas […]

Working proposal for a new movement: the Justice Party

By · Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 · 138 Comments »

For past few weeks, we’ve been talking about the need for a new feminist-progressive movement or party in this country. The Democrats, as is all too clear, are merely Republicans under a different name. From the Stupak Amendment to the Af-Pak surge, from the Wall Street bailout to the healthcare debacle, we might as well […]

A more Diocletiany follow-up to the Diocletian post

By · Sunday, November 29th, 2009 · 37 Comments »

We already have one follow-up to the Diocletian post: What would be the core issues for a women’s party? But while we’re doing that, I’d also like to open a simultaneous thread on government and electoral reform. My original reference to Diocletian was a nod to his ability to trade in an outmoded constitution in […]