Two election-related cases: Pennsylvania Democratic Party v. Boockvar & Democratic National Committee, et al v. Wisconsin State Legislature.
There was a municipal election that I was in charge of last Tuesday, and here is how my day went:
There were several notable election last night, meaning there is reaction — and overreaction — this morning:
Sleep deprivation isn’t a psychological operation or a campaign to erode our democracy. At least, not directly.
The same folks who are never satisfied no matter the outcome drive the ones with the most to lose away from their only mechanism of being heard.
Prisoners may not pay taxes, but they do live in full service complexes with close ties to all levels of government, dependent on the funding and mechanisms of government at all levels.
Yesterday was America’s Election Day. Several candidates are running for office. It is estimated that upwards of some, and perhaps several, people will cast their votes by the time the polls close. These votes will be cast for candidates, all of whom generally agree with one another and simply want to work together.
Are you as scared as I am?
Your Ordinary World for this Midterm Election eve Monday, with links to perspectives on politics and the voting to come.
No easy solutions.
Two Senate primaries in WV and IN, along with the primary for the Governors race in Ohio, are among the issues voters go to the polls for on this primary election day.
How do you verify identity in a digital democracy?
Americans constantly re-elect a congress they despise, and they hold other contradictory views too. We are still deeply uncomfortable with this whole democracy thing.
I will do my best to be brief. I am voting today. But I am not voting for President Obama. I urge everyone else not to vote for him as well. I will do my...
Rose Woodhouse’s excellent post about voting and economic rationality once again rekindled my own interest in the idea that we as human beings are capable of deciding upon the rationality of another person’s decisions....
Two months ago, which is, like, 49 months in blog-months, Kevin Drum suggested there was a very good essay to be written called “Why People Hate Liberals.” This is not that essay. But it reminded me...
~by James Hanley There’s been some interesting discussion here lately about the potential for, and legitimacy of, strategic voting in open primaries, in response to two posts by the surprisingly controversial Tod Kelly Although...
Charles Taylor is a Canadian philosopher and social theorist. His most book A Secular Age is an examination of modern secularism and the cultural conditions that gave rise to it. There’s a phrase that...