Nov. 8 is the last day to vote!
The Value of Free & Fair Elections
The people who best know the value of free and fair elections are those who spent time living without them.
Two Ideas for Unprecedented Times
Two surprising ideas to help us get through unprecedented times. Click here!
Thoughts on MLK Day 2022
Choices you can make for America.
Read about them here.
Political Trust & Distrust 14
Participation builds trust.
Political Trust 10
Elected officials will align with our interests only if they believe we will hold them accountable.
Topics of the Day
The twenty-fifth amendment and sedition have been getting a lot of attention after the events of January 6.
January 6, 2021
This is a day that will live in infamy.
A Republic, If You Can Keep It
This must happen if elections are to be trusted.
Is This Map in Our Future?
Do we want USA to join the other countries on the map?
Impossible to Be Civil?
Hillary Clinton said this week “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for.” A day later, Eric Holder said that when Republicans…
Regular Elections, Regular Census
The US Constitution requires a census every 10 years. The census is mandatory because it affects the numbers of seats each state occupies in the U.S. House of Representatives. It…
The End of Partisan Gerrymandering? Fingers Crossed!
One of the most fundamental aspects of a democracy is that citizens vote for their leaders rather than politicians selecting their voters through partisan redistricting (gerrymandering). On October 3, 2017, the US Supreme Court heard a case that could end this practice forever. It is hard to know how the justices will rule on this issue but one thing is certain: anything that leads to more political competition will be welcome. As noted in our August 14, 2017 blog, too many states, and too many districts within those states are currently noncompetitive. More than a few districts don’t even provide voters with a choice: no-one wants to waste time and money running as an opposition candidate, knowing they are doomed to lose. Americans deserve better. Let’s hope the Supreme Court justices lend a hand.
Cyber Attacks and Election Integrity
Democracy truly is under attack. Cyber techniques are the latest weapons. They are aimed directly at us, seeking to stimulate emotion over thought, sowing doubt and distrust. More computerization is not the answer.