What’s good for the goose is good for Mirand-er

A tragedy in eight acts: Act I – Contrary to the wishes of sensible, prescient, and highly intelligent voices in the opposition opinion-sphere, the opposition umbrella group decides to ditch the idea of nationwide primaries to select their candidates for Congress. Instead, they decide on an ill-defined, mixed system of consensus where possible, primaries where…

Clear as MUD

   "Chamo, lets do an Oswaldo Álvarez Paz week…I mean, why not? It’s Semana Santa, there aren’t going to be any other news…"                 -Quico to Juan, not 48 hours ago The "carefully" "constructed" "agreement" built up around Opposition nominations at the Opposition’s Unity Table (Mesa de Unidad Democrática…

Last chopper out of Saigon

The recent imprisonment of Oswaldo Alvarez Paz, for nothing more than a snooze-inducing statement of the obvious on Alo, Ciudadano, brought back memories of OAP’s ill-fated attempt at the Presidency back in 1993. Memory is a fickle beast, but in 1993, OAP was considered sort of an outsider’s insider. The country was still processing Hugo…

Everybody Already Knows Everything

[Note: If you came looking for fresh insights or proper analysis, you might as well move along. This one's just one long rant. Click through only if you're up for that sort of thing.] "Three new political persecutions in one week, with more certainly on the way. The regime is working to routinize repression, to establish…