This and that for your Thursday reading.
– Frances Russell makes the case for mandatory voting as an antidote to vote suppression: At first glance, entrenched opposition to mandatory voting in all the English-speaking democracies – Australia excepted – is puzzling. Given all the obligations of citizenship in a democracy — paying taxes, serving on . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links
This and that for your Tuesday reading.
– The Star recognizes the danger facing anybody who tries to convince a Con MP to listen to constituents’ concerns – as the Cons don’t care enough to respond to specific appeals, but will be happy to use whatever information they can gather for future marketing purposes.
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I love how Conservatives deflect accusations of wrong-doing with accusations of their own. Somehow I don’t think “smear campaign” is going to do it. I guess we’ll have to see how much damage the L. Ian MacDonalds and Keith Beardsleys can do with it.
I wonder if Frank Luntz was involved in this bit of . . . → Read More: "Smear Campaign" is the new "Foreign Special Interests and their Deep Pocket Puppets"