Eric Sanders is a New York City-based playwright and producer. Learn more at www.funintrouble.com.
Could Michael Bloomberg actually win? Or should he spend his billions on fixing our broken electoral system instead?
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 […]
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, and […]
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 vote for only one candidate.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I have spiritual goals and I have socio-political goals. My spiritual goals, which I won’t go into too much detail about, are probably similar to many other people’s: increase my […]
As spring arrives and the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City returns to public visibility many people will be asking the self-proclaimed ‘occupiers’ what their point is. U.S. […]
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 11, U.S. Constitution: “The Congress shall have Power To declare War” Rep. Ron Paul in the U.S. House of Representatives, October 3, 2002: “The process by which […]
There’s this weird kid called Ali on the playground. I’ve never liked the looks of him, and Benji told me this kid doesn’t have any friends. I think he has […]
Have you ever attended a public talk where the moderator or speaker invited audience members to ask questions afterwards? If you have, I bet you heard someone ask a question […]
‘Headline thinking’ — which last week I defined as the natural human tendency to “equate the actions of a certain person (or certain specific people) with the actions of a generic […]
Thanks to everyone who read, commented on, and shared my first column, “The Beautiful Optimism of Libertarianism,” last week. The responses were thoughtful and varied significantly; I hope to address […]
Welcome to Action In Action, a new column on Big Think that seeks to investigate and clarify the underlying structural causes of America’s economic, political, and social problems. Some background on […]
On Thursday, Twitter posted a new censorship policy, stating that it will now have the ability to “reactively withhold content from users in a specific country — while keeping it […]
In this imagined, alternative State of the Union address, playwright and political blogger Eric Sanders proposes sweeping structural changes, including a "people's congress" with veto power.
Since, at its heart, Occupy Wall Street is a conversation about values that is leading to direct action -- a beta test for a better society -- people should not despair that it is a “leaderless movement.”
Eric Sanders, an active participant in Occupy Wall Street, offers advice to protesters for maintaining peaceful relations with the police.