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Yesterday, or the day before, my blog site quietly slipped past 20,000 cumulative views.  No big deal, but thanks.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/23/us/politics/the-selling-of-a-politician-and-the-ads-almost-broadcast.html?_r=1http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/23/us/politics/the-selling-of-a-politician-and-the-ads-almost-broadcast.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120323

The lesson is perhaps that populism doesn’t always make good politics, however tempting it is to the thought-leaders. Of course, to some the real issue is why after 200+ years of the increasing power of populism — call it democracy — we still elect our Presidents through an arcane, unbalanced, non-democratic system that makes political advertising calculations, and vote counts, so corrupted — the obsolete and dangerous Electoral College!

Is this country more likely to have a 21st century version of a French revolution, than ever really reform our government? Isn’t it amazing that “nation-building” is still an American foreign policy, and not a domestic one?
Cheers, nonetheless…
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