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Trump’s Second Impeachment

Resolved, That Donald John Trump, President of the United States, is impeached for high crimes and mis- demeanors and that the following articles of impeachment be exhibited to the United States Senate. Article of impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives of the United States of America in the name of itself and of the […]

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How can we reimagine democracy?

Australians’ faith in politics has collapsed – how can we reimagine democracy? “Late last year the Democracy 2025 project of the Museum of Australian Democracy and the University of Canberra released a major piece of research finding that trust in democracy in Australia has plummeted from 86% in 2007 to 41% in 2018. Through quantitative […]

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A Contract with the Electorate

This doesn’t require any structural change, just a procedural one. Contesting parties and independents each publish a policy prior to an election at any level. Each candidate enters into a legally-binding contract with their electorate to uphold the policy they subscribe to, whether party or individual. If it’s a party policy, then each party-endorsed candidate […]

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Will Trump Be Meeting With His Counterpart — Or His Handler?

On June 14, 2016, the Washington Post reported that Russian hackers had broken into the Democratic National Committee’s files and gained access to its research on Donald Trump. A political world already numbed by Trump’s astonishing rise barely took notice. News reports quoted experts who suggested the Russians merely wanted more information about Trump to […]

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The Coming Collapse

It is impossible for any doomed population to grasp how fragile the decayed financial, social and political system is on the eve of implosion. by Chris Hedges The Trump administration did not rise, prima facie, like Venus on a half shell from the sea. Donald Trump is the result of a long process of political, cultural […]

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Flux & Issue Based Direct Democracy

by Max Kaye, first published on http://voteflux.org on Friday, 26 May, 2017 The Flux Movement is founded on (what I now call) Deutschian Fallibilism. It’s an evolution of Popperian Fallibilism and David Deutsch’s book The Beginning of Infinity does a great job of explaining both the theory and exploring the breathtakingly profound consequences. In one light it’s […]

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Ordinary Australians

ORDINARY AUSTRALIANS © G. J. Olsen Esq 2017 Ordinary Australians, take a bow Proud of what you’ve done? Set the bar oh so low And acted so very ho hum Your politicians appeal to you “Mums and Dads” they say They throw you bones for you to chew And send you on your way Ordinary […]

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