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Direct Democracy, Italian- and American-style

Last week your Common Sense correspondent was in Italy sharing perspectives on a freer future at the 2018 Global Forum on Direct Democracy:  And here he is giving a short talk on the struggles of the citizens of Nashville:  The two videos from the second day of the

Happy 35th Birthday Edward Snowden!

Happy Birthday, Mr. Snowden!

This week, Edward Snowden turned 35 — making him old enough to run for the U.S. presidency next election cycle! (Call that a “Fun Fact.”) But he is stuck in Russia, an exile from the country whose Constitution — and the people whose freedoms — he did more to save

Liberty Under Trump

Here is a fairly long interview with This Is Common Sense’s Paul Jacob, from a recent radio show: The first 33 minutes give a pretty coherent picture of the politics of common sense today. If you stop there, no one would think ill of you.

Why Direct Democracy?

Last week, Paul attended an international conference on direct democracy. Listen and compare rationales: If you speak Spanish, or are a monolingual English-speaking absurdist, you might enjoy this translated version.

The Media Helped Elect Trump

From an interview on Swiss public television, Paul Jacob explains the Trump victory for concerned Europeans: An article featuring Paul can be found here: “Election upset to boost direct democracy in US.” Paul is scheduled to return to his home soil next week.

Video: They Must Suffer

Paul Jacob discusses the incentives and disincentives for politicians to serve the public. With some focus, this episode, on the Democratic Party. CSV20160613-They Must Suffer from Paul Jacob on Vimeo.

Video: Political Party Truth Time

In the last few weeks we have learned how wrong much of what we are told about who legally and effectively picks the presidential candidates in the major political parties. Who has an interest in not telling the truth, and undermining the integrity of America’s political parties?

Video: The Delegates (Week in Review)

In what we plan as a new feature here at Common Sense, our video of the week is … Common Sense! That is, a video chat featuring Paul Jacob himself: Here Paul reviews the basic information about the week’s biggest story: the GOP delegates are not what they seem.

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