Tiffiniy Cheng writes, "No governor deserves your attention unless they're awesome, right? What if the awesomest possible candidate was running against big power right now? Zephyr Teachout is that badass."
"The Internet has until 9/9 to share this and make politics mean something again. When you share, you're making possible a vision for an equitable society where everyone has what they need to prosper. As Zephyr said, "Power doesn't cede power without a fight, but it is a fight I am ready to have if I can gather the resources. Whether in this election cycle or not, politicians like Governor Cuomo need to see a groundswell of support for a bold, progressive, populist new politics. The more we confront them with this vision, the even greater the demand for the vision will be."
Both Teachout and her running-mate Tim Wu have my unqualified endorsement. I believe that they are sincere about ending corruption, and that they have the vision, strength and integrity to do it. I think the establishment knows it, too -- witness Andrew Cuomo's attempt to have Teachout kicked out of the race on an absurd "residency" challenge (Cuomo said that she'd visited family out-of-state too often to be considered a New Yorker, and was laughed out of court).
I'm very familiar with Teachout's netroots work, and believe her to be a force of nature, and a force for good. I've known Wu since I was 9 years old -- we grew up together -- and I stand in awe of his analytical powers, his policy depth, and his integrity.
Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu's run for Governor and Lt. Governor of NY is about breaking up the old boys club’s stranglehold on our economy and democracy so that we can open up and revive our institutions, neighborhoods, markets, housing, education, health care, politics, and arts for all. If the Internet works together to help, we can secure our freedom to create and grow without having to beg for favors from the elite. Let's do this.
Honest. Open. Uncorruptible. Responsive. Brilliant.
Republican millionaire Donald Trump is pretty much just going to wing it in his first debate with rival presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, reports the New York Times. Just four weeks away, the event will pit her meticulous preparation against his extemporaneous ramblings. The Clinton camp believes that Mr. Trump is most insecure about his intelligence, […]
The Republican Party spent decades telling its base to hate and mistrust the mainstream media. But now conservative outlets are lurching to the far right, taking the base with it and leaving the party and its brand of conservatism stranded in political no-mans land. As [former George W. Bush speechwriter David] Frum predicted and we’ve […]
The right wing of American politics has long been a grifter’s paradise, but Ian Hawes raked in $1m in a matter of weeks with Facebook ads promising dinner with Donald Trump. Politico reports that the supposed political action committee behind it is designed to resemble the official campaign site, has spent none of its takings […]
Finding quality icons is a challenge for designers, and can also get pretty costly if you use them often. And when you’ve got a lot to do, the last thing you want to spend your time on is creating new icons from scratch That’s why we recommend using the Noun Project ($49). Noun Project is a site […]
While Netflix and Hulu have seemingly dominated the streaming market with their limited selections, we’ve looked a little outside the box and found something pretty great as an alternative. SelectTV combines all the content of cable with the convenience of streaming, and it’s affordable too.SelectTV is an online subscription service that packs an impressive library of over […]
These days, the vape market is saturated with low-quality products, making it nearly impossible to separate the gems from the duds. The Atmos Rx Dry Herb Vaporizer stands out from crowd for two reasons: its impressive battery life and durable construction. This high-end little gadget is compact enough to fit in your pocket, and packs a powerful punch, […]