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  • America Votes

    Election news from across the Knight Ridder network and the Web

    Wednesday, November 03, 2004

    You don't need a weatherman 

    Dan Gillmor of the Mercury News and SiliconValley.com looks ahead and sees stormy times:
    There's no secret about what's coming. We don't have that excuse this time. Here comes more fiscal recklessness -- as we widen the chasm between the ultra-wealthy and everyone else. ... Here comes an expansion of the American empire abroad, a fueling of fear and loathing elsewhere on the globe. ... Our civil liberties will shrink drastically. ... The environment? We'll be nostalgic for Ronald Reagan's time in office.

    Dan sees a nation deeply divided not in two, but in three:
    I suspect there's a third America: members of an increasingly radical middle that will become more obvious in the next few years, tolerant of those who are different and aware that the big problems of our times are being ignored -- or made worse -- by those in power today. That third America needs a candidate. Or, maybe, a new party.


    posted by John Murrell at 4:39 PM



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  • Ellen Dunkel, producer for Knight Ridder Digital's National Desk.
  • John Murrell, minister of information for SiliconValley.com.

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