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  1. Dawn Wolfson

    All the finger pointing and blame gaming just distract people from the real issues. You will never see a post like this one in the mainstream media, and too few people even realize that anything else exists. Sad..


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  3. I hate to brag, but I beat Ferguson to the punch on calling our current political system a duopoly:
    http://mainea01.blogspot.com/2010/03/dump-duopoly-diatribe-against-two-party.html

    The reality is the duopoly has been around since before the Civil War with the Apportionment Act of 1842, which mandated single-member districts, further edified with subsequent congressional acts, as well as more recent restrictions on third party political participation that has been documented elsewhere. However, these kind of basic reforms to our political system are dead in the water until we can take money out of politics.

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