Linky Friday: Those Folks on the Hill

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Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire.

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  1. Avatar Oscar Gordon
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    LF17: That seems like shaky legal ground no matter which way it’s sliced. At the very least, the attempt is likely to initiate a Constitutional Convention.Report

  2. Avatar Aaron David
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    LF17 – I am constantly saddened by the complete lack of understanding of how our gov’t is supposed to function, and why.Report

    • Avatar CJColucci in reply to Aaron David
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      LF17 The argument that this proposal would get around the Article V prohibition on depriving states of equal representation without their consent seems to be that the Supreme Court has accepted stupid arguments before, so why not this one? True, but weak. But there is a work-around. Let each state keep its two Senators and add about 100 at-large seats, 25 of which would be elected each two years. (Initial terms would have to be staggered to do this.) Since they wouldn’t represent states at all, they wouldn’t deprive states of their equal representation. Since they would be elected at-large, they would, in effect, be national popular vote winners, and the voters in large states would have a more nearly proportionate say, even if the two Dakotas or MontanaHo vote as overwhelmingly one way as they often do.Report

  3. Avatar Michael Cain
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    LF11: Anyone interested in a pool for the shutdown ending? I’ve got Jan 18.Report

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