History’s hints for third parties

Originally published in the Green Horizon Quarterly Sam Smith, 2012 - Added to all the other obstacles faced by third party activists is a paucity of analytical and historical guidebooks for their struggles. The media tends to be dismissive of third parties and lacking in understanding of their contributions to American politics. While some academics … Continue reading History’s hints for third parties

An elected attorney general

Progressive Review editor Sam Smith and Pentagon whistleblower Ernie Fitzgerald proposed a constitutional amendment to provide for an independent attorney general selected in an off-year election. The idea is to replace independent prosecutors with a permanent watchdog on the federal government -- someone who is not politically beholden to the president and cannot be removed … Continue reading An elected attorney general