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Q&A Time

Hopefully answering a reader question (but probably just making it all worse).

The Flawed Nature of Representation in the US

Our representation problems are far, far more about structure than they are about the messaging of the parties.

Canada and Single-Seat Plurality Elections

Canada has more parties than the US, but still suffers representation problems due to FPTP elections.

The Republican Advantage in the House

Any “fair” drawing of districts will yield a GOP advantage over time.

Our Political Reality

Voting ourselves out of this mess is not so easy

Speaking of Reform

Let me point you to a reform proposal.

Why I am Where I am on Reform

More on SCOTUS expansion and other issues.

What Does “Winning” Iowa Mean?

The obsession over a singular winner ultimately makes no sense.

Whither Electoral Reform?

Change isn’t likely.

Voters Voting Voters Voting

Why Two Parties?

Some basics on the US party system.

Voters Voting Voters Voting

Are we Finally Starting to Talk about Electoral Reform?

The NYT is trying to start a conversation.

Supreme Court Rejects Effort To Narrow Meaning Of ‘One Person, One Vote’

With surprising unanimity, the Supreme Court rejected an effort to restrict the meaning of ‘one person, one vote’ in legislative redistricting.

Huntsman, Trump, and the Limitations of a Two Party System

All of which leads to a discussion of electoral rules.

Electoral Reform Coming to the Great White North?

Will Canada ditch FPTP?

Noncompetitive House Elections

My ongoing crusade to spark thought and discussion on the quality of representation in the US Congress.

Why Debating Districts Misses The Larger Point

There are plenty of other factors that help our two major parties retain power.

Italian Senate Reform?

Institutional reform does take place in other democracies.

A Qualified Yes to a Constitutional Convention

Some thoughts on reform.

There is Something Fundamentally Wrong with Congress

There is a fundamental problem with the feedback loop in American politics.

Are our Problems Based in Leadership or Institutions?

Where should we look to understand the failings of the government?