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Elections are important, but what happens after?

I'm over the "horse race" method of election analysis. Every vote counts in a winner-take-all system, of course, but the carnival atmosphere of election...

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Elections are important, but what happens after?

I'm over the "horse race" method of election analysis. Every vote counts in a winner-take-all system, of course, but the carnival atmosphere of election season with all its noise, color, and glitz can be a captivating diversion. Those of us committed to growing the movement for social and racial justice must maintain our attention on the bigger picture and essential issues both during and after each election. Democracies based on capitalism have always been "flawed" and unstable. The right-wing alternative, authoritarian government, is still a terrifying and dangerous but all-too-real option. As a result, we must simultaneously organize and mobilize for something better while safeguarding the political rights we already have and making the most use...