It’s Rigged: Takes One To Know One

Increasing skepticism of the U.S. government can either lead to ugly conspiracy theorizing, or fuel a movement to bend the status quo.

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The system is rigged. Let’s be clear: the American political system favors the two major parties and our economic system favors the wealthy. The global system is similarly rigged in favor of powerful countries (such as the United States) and powerful economic actors (such as transnational corporations). This is not, however, a conspiracy. No

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Majority Of Americans Don’t Feel Represented By Democrats Or Republicans

Despite the current US electoral landscape, which again sees a Democrat and a Republican leading the face off in the finals, more than six in 10 Americans who put them there do not feel represented by either party, a survey found.

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump cheer as he speaks during a campaign rally, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, in Ambridge, Penn.

The presidential election in 2016 has the entire country and world on the edge of their seats, as any hope of a third party candidate is all but gone. But according to the 2016 American Values Survey by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), dissatisfaction with both parties has plummeted sharply since 1990. And it’s not just

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Ron Paul: “We Do Not Really Have Democracy” In America, 2016 Is A Distraction

Former congressman Ron Paul has long been an unabashed critic of American foreign policy, central banking, and corporatism. This election season, the former presidential nominee has consistently, candidly expressed his views on the presidential race, often issuing scathing indictments of the two-party system and the authoritarian tendencies of the candidates in the running. On Monday, […]

Republican presidential candidates, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and businessman Donald Trump argue during a Republican presidential primary debate at Fox Theatre, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Former congressman Ron Paul has long been an unabashed critic of American foreign policy, central banking, and corporatism. This election season, the former presidential nominee has consistently, candidly expressed his views on the presidential race, often issuing scathing indictments of the two-party system and the authoritarian tendencies of the

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10 People You Can Vote for In 2016 Not Named Donald Trump Or Hillary Clinton

Whether you believe in voting or abstaining, and whether you’re a liberal or a conservative, libertarian or progressive, anarchist or statist, it’s time to arbitrate our differences so we can work together to make this world a better place to live and thrive.

Satirical candidate Vermin Supreme.

There is a disturbance in the Force. At an accelerating rate, the American people are realizing the two-party system is rigged to ensure the corrupt oligarchs of the deep state continue to rule the roost. On the right, we’ve seen the GOP crime syndicate openly discussing ways to usurp the will of the people and dethrone Donald Trump (like him or

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Washington’s Neocon Occupation Upholds The Illusion Of Choice In The Two-Party Duopoly

In this episode of “Behind the Headline,” host and MintPress News Editor-in-Chief Mnar Muhawesh talks to Daniel McAdams, director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace, about how the two-party system fulfills the neocon war agenda and discuss what’s holding third-party candidates back from bringing about real lasting peace.

  MINNEAPOLIS --- Maybe you haven’t noticed, but Washington is occupied by neocons. Seeking world domination, they’re steering the U.S. empire toward endless wars abroad. Back at home, they feed an illusion of freedom, democracy and choice presented by the two-party system. They may seem like two distinct parties, but make no mistake:

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2016’s Horse Race: The Need For A Third Party And Greater Systemic Change

“I think there’s a mistaken pessimism and defeatism among activists thinking that the mass of money stacked against us means there’s no point,” an advocate for third-party contenders tells MintPress.

2016 presidential election is shaping up to be more boring than ever, with the Bush and Clinton dynasties poised to take the reins of America’s corporate capitalist system, likely to deliver unsubstantive debate and the illusion of choice in a duopoly that offers very little in terms of real meaningful change. “We need a good strong challenge,

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