My latest column is up at AND Magazine.
Here is an excerpt:
It seems that with every election, America’s entrenched political class becomes even more entrenched, and it’s easier then ever to let a feeling of futility sink in. Is there anything we can do to stop the out-of-control train of abuse and corruption that is our federal (and in too many cases, our state and local) government? In our representative democracy, we like to think that we have power – government of, by, and for the people – yet more and more it seems that we just suffer under an illusion of power. We vote, but our vote doesn’t really count.
For too many, the way out of this conundrum is the easy slide: just stay home on Election Day. Every day, people ask, what can I do? My vote doesn’t matter, so why vote at all?
But there is a much more productive option:
Just say NO!