Eric Sanders

Playwright, Producer

Eric Sanders is a New York City-based playwright and producer. Learn more at www.funintrouble.com.


Eric Sanders's Contributions
  • The New York City Mayoral Race: A Voting System Built for Warfare

    As I walked around New York City today, I spotted a poster advertising British soccer—the poster read, “Keep Calm and Pick a Side”—and I immediately had an epiphany about modern politics.  Like the narratives...

  • Why the Republicans Lost

    A Failed Voting System in the Primaries Selects Less-Popular Candidates Mitt Romney won the Republican nomination after building momentum in the primaries in New Hampshire, Florida, Colorado, Arizona, Michigan,...

  • Bipolar Politics: The Beginning and End of the Two-Party System

    Modern American society is built on the twin concepts of “democracy” and “freedom.” But if we truly believe in democracy and freedom, then we have no alternative but to get rid of the archaic laws that force us to...

  • Approval Voting: The Future of Intelligent Elections

    I’m so frustrated. What’s wrong? I know I should vote in November, but I’m totally over Obama, and Romney is kind of a tool. I don’t know what to do. So, vote for someone else. But that would be like...

  • I swear, this is the most important election of all time!

    Never before in our nation’s history have we faced such a monumental decision. The stakes are enormous: the next President will not only be dealing with a possible recession but will also be the Commander in...

  • You Are Not Your Task List

    Anxiety Creates Extra Tasks - And Problems Have you ever had one of those ‘super-productive’ days where you burn through all of your tasks and then feel... strangely hollow? This feeling arises because, as...

  • Taking the Fear Out of Voting

    by Clay Shentrup The Problem My fellow voter: have you ever been afraid to vote for your favorite candidate? If so, you’re not alone. It happens to the best of us. Take my friend Bob. Back in the 2008...

  • NoWorkNoSchoolNoBankingNoShopping YesJusticeYesLoveYesMay1st

    Today is a nationwide General Strike. Take a day off from your normal life and find an event in your city. See you in the streets and have a great day!

  • Defining Democracy

    Last week I asked readers to answer this single question: “What is democracy?” I asked this question -- without consulting a dictionary or political science textbook -- because I am not sure of the answer...

  • What is Democracy?

    For this week’s post I would like to ask a single question: What is democracy? Please share your answers in the comments. I will feature what I think are the most interesting responses in next week’s post. I...

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