Tuesday, August 03, 2004
New Must Read Articles in GuvWurld Archive
There's been a lot of new material added to the GuvWurld News Archive. To see all the recent additions, click Week in Review. Here are some highlights:
- NYTimes on Monday: "Convictions Intact, Nader Soldiers On"
This article doesn't present a detailed progressive vision from Nader, as the title suggests. Instead, it thoroughly describes how the Democrats are spending a lot of time and money to discourage Nader support and prevent his ballot access. Identifying such anti-competitive behavior is a big part of grasping how democracy has become a myth in America. All ideas must be welcome to compete and may the best ideas win.
- Miami Herald on Sunday: "Florida knew of voter list problems"
This headline could be more specific. Some of the problems with the voter purge list were known before the state attempted to introduce it. This represents not only a willful attempt to disenfranchise eligible voters, but also an indictment against those who supposedly spent the past four years addressing the fallout from 2000. Disenfranchisement is also anti-competitive and often an affront to civil rights.
- The Nation, from the August 16 print edition: "How They Could Steal the Election This Time"
This is a long article with many parts worth excerpting. I'll be pulling sections from this in my next essay. Meanwhile, this piece lends a lot of strength to the talking points of the No Confidence Movement.