Some of you may have already noticed the new button in the website menu: FreeForum.

This is EI’s (first!) summer project.

Inspiration first struck when I found a list of the hundreds upon hundreds who had filed with the Federal Election Commission to be candidates.  The project truly began when I realized six more months of Trump & Clinton pettily attacking each other would be incredibly dull without some outlet.  Unable to find such an outlet, I am creating one.

My original idea was popular enough that all Eavesdropper regulars and several others offered to (and have!) offered their time to the project.

Today, the trailer has gone live.  It’s a big day for me, and I’d like to thank all the volunteers who have allowed us to get this far, and look forward to the next stage.

If, like me, you believe there is more to US politics than Republicans and Democrats rehashing the same ideas over and over and over again, FreeForum is for you.  If, like me, you believe in the value of a marketplace of ideas, FreeForum is for you.  If, like me, you know that disagreements do not prevent civil discussions (and friendships!), FreeForum is for you.

If you just want to see if we can get a communist and an conspiracy theorist to argue about the merits of space exploration, well, FreeForum still might be for you.  Strange things can happen in a live debate.

Whatever the reason for your interest, help us spread the word.  Share the video with every one who’s complained about the two party system.  Get your friends onto the Facebook event.  Email the picture card to that uncle who preaches politics over Thanksgiving.

And finally, hope to see you all watching the stream next month!

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