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August 30, 2013

"For years, I’ve covered the political fringe for two basic reasons:"


1. It’s fun — The daily grind of mainstream politics gets dull. American politics is proverbially a football game played between the 40-yard-lines, where flamboyant rhetoric about fundamental differences in policies and principles are usually just carnival-barker ballyhoo, an attempt to arouse the voting public from their typical apathy.....

2. The future always begins on the fringe — Until the 2003 Lawrence v. Texas decision, the same-sex marriage movement was just a lot of angry noise from crazy gay people.... - - Squeaky Fromme, Sara Jane Moore, Lee Harvey Oswald and the Radical Impulse : The Other McCain

Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 30, 2013 9:45 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Is he saying "no news is good news"?

“If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed.”

― Mark Twain

Posted by: chasmatic at August 30, 2013 9:40 AM

"The future always begins on the fringe."

True dat. Not just in politics but in lots of other areas, such as science and technology. I find myself always paying attention to fringe topics in the STEM fields. There is a lot more crap in what is accepted as mainstream science than most people know.

Posted by: Grizzly at August 30, 2013 6:49 PM

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