Author Archives: Shawn Levasseur

OM’s own blog rebirth, and the personal platform.

Om Malik is also redesigning his blog… and reinvesting in the medium of blogging: The redesign is not just visual. Instead, it reflects my desire to rekindle my love for the only form of writing that makes sense to me: blogging. … … it allows me to fully capture what is going on in my […]

Cult vs Cult

One cult: You are not allowed to criticize dear leader. Other cult: Criticism of him does not count unless you join our cult. @AG_Conservative on Twitter on Jan 2, 2019

Civility [no-bullshit]: Penn Jillette

As the frustration with Trump boils with many accross the country, a touch of perspective is needed lest the outrage defeat the purpose of opposing Trump’s agenda. But how to communicate that to those who have gone so far as to brand all opponents (and sometimes those who aren’t oppesed enough for their tastes) as […]

Quote of the Day

… from Scott Shackford at Reason Magazine So what I would recommend to anybody calling for an alliance between libertarians and the left (regardless of whichever side is making the call) is not look at Trump as some particularly remarkably bad outlier and anomaly (though he is certainly giving every sign he’s going to be […]

Quote of the day:

…from Glenn Reynolds: …normally when one has lost the Executive and Legislative branches to the other party is not the time to call for government censorship of political speech on vague and mutable grounds. Democrats have been advocating more and more power to government without giving thought to how that power would be used in […]

Ketchup and the Two-Party Problem

A defense of third-party politics.

Seth Godin wrote about third parties in a blog post “Ketchup and the third-party problem“. He says that those of us supporting third parties or their candidates are doomed to failure, and miss our chance to really influence the political field.

Needless to say, I find the arguement lacking, and merely a more passive aggressive method of saying that we should all vote for Hillary because otherwise we’ll be doomed with Trump. I’ve snarked about it on Twitter. But I feel this deserves a bit more detailed of a rebuttal.