Election Hang-Over

Well, it’s over. Granted, it may be days before a winner is announced, but for all practical purposes, the Y2K presidential election has ended–badly. Come January, either Bush or Gore will be president, neither of them with any great body of supporters in the House, in the Senate, or among the American people.

If this all sounds just a little pessimistic, well it is. A figure I heard on the radio this morning brought home to me the reality of the American political system. According to WBAI, New York’s Pacifica station, 90 percent of the approximately 3 billion (!) spent by candidates in this election came from the riches 1% of our population–incidentally (or is it?) the same 1% that Bush’s tax cuts help the most. [Continue reading]

Sierra Club Goes Anti-Green

Note:This was my second-ever blog post, written back during the 2000 election. The first one I’ve never been able to recover, which is a shame, as it was quite good, if I remember correctly.

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