Because sometimes the comment box is just too small.
A lot of folks who study democracy have sent an open letter to Congress.
Meeting with people who are essentially couplotters should be disqualifying.
The NYT and CA41 and yet another example of telling the wrong story.
Our representation problems are far, far more about structure than they are about the messaging of the parties.
A potentially more representative map that still underscores deep flaws in our system.
While there is an investigation, it doesn’t appear ballots were sold for “$10 a piece”
Politicians controlling lines control voters (instead of voters controlling politicians).
Canada has more parties than the US, but still suffers representation problems due to FPTP elections.
Hungary is part of a broader global trend, but the real issue isn’t Hungary, it is the Americans who praise Hungary.
Assessing Republican strategic positioning (and the incentives in our system).
A new poll from Texas give us a chance to think about parties and nominations in the US.
How well do single-seat districts lead to representation? (And of what?)
Our insistence on relying on an 18th Century understanding of electoral systems is our ongoing bane (if one values representative government).
A discussion of what #NeverTrump means, on Sanders v. Trump, and some about the philosophy of voting.
We are truly exceptional in how we choose the president.
Forget the “republic v. a democracy” abstraction. The numbers show some serious flaws in translating popular will into government.
President Trump continues to deny the reality of Russian interference in the 2016 campaign, and he’s failing to act to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
Intelligence officials are warning that the Russians are set to seek to influence the 2018 elections just as they did in 2016. Despite this, the Trump Administration refuses to acknowledge this publicly while the President seeks to undermine the investigation into past Russian interference.
We will have a two party system for the foreseeable future.
A piece at Foreign Policy provides a chance to give some thought to institutions.
Representative democracy is a process of delegation of power to agents who act on behalf of citizens. The process of delegation matters.