Blog Posts - Partisanship



Does Washington need to bring back pork barrel politics?

The trend to extreme partisanship in American politics may have diverse origins and causes going back several decades, but at least one recent change may have made it worse: the 2010 moratoriums on earmarks by the Senate and Congress.Earmarks are spe...
by Screeds and Quibbles on Jan 17, 2014

Why Are Things so Partisan?

In my previous article (on how you can write-in “None of the Above”, rather than be forced into the choices dictated by the two party system, http://donklephant.com/2012/10/18/you-can-vote-none-of-the-above/), I just noted how the write-i...
by Donklephant on Oct 19, 2012

You Can Vote “None of the Above”

Think about everything you have heard from the two presidential campaigns. How much of it was attempts to convince you that an opponent is a “bad guy”, someone who probably doesn’t even care about the country (or even, in some diatribes, actual...
by Donklephant on Oct 18, 2012

a rethink

If I were writing the President's speech at the Democratic National Convention: My fellow Americans good evening. It is with pride that I accept your nomination to be the next President of the United States. It is with humility that...
by ~synthesis~ on Jul 9, 2012

Is Congress Broken? - Revisited

If so, who broke it?
by friday coming soon on Mar 24, 2012

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – Tribute to Fox News

I make my living watching Fox News three hours a day. I'm already in hell. - Jon StewartThe Daily Show with Jon Stewart – Tribute to Fox News via: Self Deprecate Political Humor & Cartoons   Follow @selfdeprecate...
by Self Deprecate Political Humor on Mar 20, 2012

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – Tribute to Fox News

I make my living watching Fox News three hours a day. I'm already in hell. - Jon StewartThe Daily Show with Jon Stewart – Tribute to Fox News via: Self Deprecate Political Humor & Cartoons   Follow @selfdeprecate...
by Self Deprecate Political Humor on Mar 20, 2012

Nation Divided, Needs Reconciliation … Will Obama Offer Olive Branch?

Authored by News Donkey A recent Associated Press news story, Analysis: ‘You lie!’ further erodes discourse, tells us that political dialog in this country has eroded to the lowest lows we’ve seen in many many years. The two major p...
by News Donkey on Sep 12, 2009


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