The biggest current winners of a practice nearly as old as the republic are black and Hispanic members of Congress. Do Democrats want to reduce their numbers?
Karen Handel’s win in a Georgia special election yesterday sparked a flurry of tweets from Democrats seeking to rationalize the loss, bash the new congresswoman, and even blame the weather.
Bernie Sanders and his followers spent most of 2016 complaining about the way big money controls elections. Then Trump happened.
The media did not report on it. But the protests at Bush’s inauguration were ugly, offensive, and frightening for many. Here’s what happened.
In the next election the question is whether it will be easier for Trump to placate educated suburbanites or for Democrats to heal their estrangement from rural white voters.
In the battle for the presidency this year, Donald Trump won without the Super PACs. Is this a new precedent, or an anomaly?
The election damaged the political psyche of liberals in ways that it will probably take a while for us to understand.
The rationale, of course, is that the horrible awful no good very bad Electoral College gave Donald Trump the win even though Hillary Clinton won the popular vote.
Democratizing presidential elections helped to mislead Americans into believing that presidential elections are primarily supposed to reflect their will. They’re not.
Besides honoring nearly two centuries of tradition, Election Day voting is more secure against fraud, the friendliest to outsider candidates, and the best for a fully-informed electorate.
More hours and more sites in North Carolina during a more compressed timeline does not constitute ‘slashing.’ Early voting plans were result of hard-won compromise.
So far, 22.5 million people have voted early. Some of those folks now have voter’s remorse thanks to new information about Hillary Clinton’s email scheme.
If you, too, are looking for an alternative to sitting glued to your television screen watching returns that promise to be depressing no matter which way they go, here are a few possibilities.
Scripture demonstrates that God’s people often must submit to and participate in ungodly political regimes. Opting out is not an option.
In a context as rife with suspicion as this election is, every reasonable measure possible should be taken to allay the public’s fears.
Just as in 1976, this year’s presidential winner will immediately look very weak in office.
Frankly, the thought of the average person voting with little information, or voting because she saw a selfie of a Hollywood star, now sounds a little scary.
If we’re looking for the best worst-case scenario, simply voting against one of the candidates may not deliver that outcome. We need a more-scientific method of choosing our executioner.
What appears to deprive the populace of its power to decide a president is the very mechanism that preserves its power. The Electoral College works that way because the United States isn’t a pure democracy.
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