Good article, with implications for reformist Libertarians

37) Why Dems destroy themselves
San Francisco Chronicle
by Jon Carroll

"Today I'm going to quote extensively from an article by Chris Bowers
at a Web site called MyDD (, 'DD' in this case standing
for direct democracy. The article lays out something that I've been
chaotically attempting to think about for some time, and does it more
clearly than I've been able to manage. The question before the house,
as it has been for some time, is: 'Why are the Democrats having
trouble getting elected even though their opponents lie, cheat and
steal with bewildering frequency?' Below is just a partial answer, I
think, but it's a darned good start." (08/01/06)