The American Union represents a block of swing voters, voting strategically to influence the 2022 midterms in pursuit of a specific legislative agenda crafted outside the two party system. It is a new paradigm for cooperative democracy, by which the people crowdsource functional government on behalf of the legislative branch.

Crowdsourcing functional government


One year from today, on October 16, 2022, members of the American Union will be asked two basic questions. Their collective answers will decide the balance of power in Washington for the following two years.

1) Did you fast — eat no food and drink only water — for 24…


You’ve probably heard of the stone soup folk tale, where villagers combine their resources to produce a bounty for all. But would such a thing work in America today?

Once upon a time, after a pandemic had ravaged the land, a traveler driving across the great plains stopped in a…


  • The Blueprint for a Better America legislative package creates 300 million American Union jobs; universal basic income (UBI) of $1300/month for adults, and $433 for children, lifting every American up above the poverty line.
  • American Union jobs come with benefits: free digital Treasury accounts, a public option for health insurance…

Today is Labor Day in the United States, a federal holiday since Grover Cleveland signed it into law at the end of the 19th century. The suggestion for a laborers’ national holiday for “all wage workers, irrespective of sex, calling, or nationality” came from the American Federation of Labor, one…


It’s April 20, or 420, and people are celebrating the growing list of states legalizing marijuana. But one thing is clear; the federal government is only hindering progress. …


In the classic 1993 movie Groundhog Day, Phil (Bill Murray) discovers he is reliving the same day over and over again. A profoundly self-centered man, Phil goes through the five stages of grief before finally accepting the new circumstances of his life. He spends much of the film trying to…


On January 5, 2021, with the Georgia runoff elections for two US Senate seats, the 2020 election cycle will finally come to an end.

Although a plurality of Americans are dissatisfied with the two major parties, every single winner in the 471 federal races will be a Republican or Democrat…


We hear a lot of talk in the news about systemic problems in America. What does that mean?

It means we have faced the same problems in this country for generations. …


[This is a special guest post from Sandra M. of New Jersey]

If you passed me or any member of my family on the street, you would not look twice. We are a fairly average family; my husband and I have two children and we live in a suburban neighborhood…

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