Micah L. Sifry, a former Nation associate editor, is co-founder and executive director of Civic Hall. His most recent book, edited with Tiago Peixoto, is Civic Tech in the Global South: Assessing Technology for the Public Good.
In 2000, George W. Bush won 48 percent of the national vote, against a combined total of 52 percent for Al Gore and Ralph Nader.
It’s Friday afternoon in early October at the Working Families Party’s shabby but bustling headquarters in downtown Brooklyn, and no one is going home early.
The US Green Party held its first-ever midterm convention since becoming a full-fledged national party in Philadelphia a week ago, and the gathering of seventy-nine delegates from thirty-nine stat
<& "$_basedir/include/icaps.imhtml", style=>$icapstyle, letter=>'”A’ &>rguing with intelligence, a massive array of facts and a sly wit, Sifry claims that our two-party system is a ‘duopoly’ that decisively dictates national politics through control of federal money and does not reflect the views or needs of many Americans.” —Publishers Weekly, on Micah L. Sifry’s Spoiling For a Fight: Third-Party Politics in America.