Timothy Sullivan, a freelance writer in New York, has been a senior vice president of Court TV and editor of Manhattan Lawyer magazine. He publishes essays and criticism on his website, www.sullivanwords.com.
Here is a partial list of the issues on which, in my view, the candidates have failed to offer constructive proposals:
1. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. It is offensive that both parties (and the media) now routinely refer to these programs as “entitlements,” and that they employ the euphemism ...
In the final presidential debate, both candidates made it clear they will take the country to war, if and when Israel decides that Iran’s nuclear program has reached the critical point.
It’s a pity the mainstream media and the leadership of both big parties cast ideas such as Paul’s and Nader’s as having come from of the lunatic fringe.
With the presidential election now squarely focused on the economic issues Sachs expertly analyzes, the book has gained relevance during the past year and its sales should gain a second wind as a result.
What if we each took the responsibility, individually, to take hypocrisy and contempt out of our discussions about the presidential and Congressional campaigns this year? How much would that change the conversation?
Our two-party system leaves us to conclude that the personnel in office is less important than the system that personnel serves.