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Majority Rule

There's A Better Way To Elect Presidents

John C. Wathey | Posted 11.15.2016 | Politics
John C. Wathey

Image credit: Wikimedia: Bidgee Even Better Than Ranked-Choice Voting In my previous post I argued that a scientifically oriented Pragmatic Party mi...

Trump and Clinton Victorious: Proof That U.S. Voting System Doesn't Work

The Conversation US | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
The Conversation US

Clinton and Trump may have won the primaries, but are they really representative of what the American people want? In fact, as we will show, it is John Kasich and Bernie Sanders who are first in the nation's esteem. Trump and Clinton come last.

Tyranny of the Minority

Terry Newell | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
Terry Newell

Watching interest group politics in America recalls what Gerald Ford said after Nixon resigned - that the time is one which "troubles our minds and hu...

"Putting Majority Back Into Democracy"

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

This was the democracy I learned about. A common interest of the nation governed by three branches of government with a system of checks and balances to prevent tyranny by the majority or minority.

Washington Paralysis: Blame Gingrich and the Magna Carta for the End of Majority Rule

Richard Brodsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

It's true that the Congressional model is broken and it's worth figuring out why. Two reasons: Neither the House nor the Senate live by the basic democratic tenet that "the majority rules," and the House now functions like a parliament not a congress.

Democrats Shut Down Government and Threaten to Oppose Raising Debt Ceiling Unless Gun Regulation Enacted

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Press Conference, Washington, D.C. 2017 President Cruz what do you think of this tactic by the Democrats? I think it's outrageous to threaten the ec...

Rig the Vote

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Rig the Vote is the evil opposite of Rock the Vote. Rock is the campaign by a nonprofit to increase political engagement and register young people. Rig is the campaign by the GOP to suppress political engagement and subvert balloting.

Four Crazy Electoral College Rules

Rob Richie | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
Rob Richie

Discounting the national popular vote and making the presidential race about a few swing states is bad enough, but a closer look at the Electoral College shows how it could get even worse.

The American Spring

Ronald Ricker | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics
Ronald Ricker

Somewhere, sometime, accelerating rapidly recently, we Americans have lost it--the American Dream. We were the land of opportunity, the land of equa...

Where's The Movement?

George Lakoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Lakoff

We can no longer sit on our hands and just criticize the President, or give him advice and hope he can do it alone. We have to provide the answer to his question: Where's the movement?

Passing Health Care with a Majority in the Senate Isn't "Jamming" It Through -- It's Democracy

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Scott Brown was not elected to be the 51st Republican in the Senate. He was elected to be the 41st Republican. That should not entitle Republicans to block every significant piece of legislation -- to block fundamental change.

What's It Going to Take, Barack? A Screed

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

I admire Barack Obama very much. He's smart as hell and his attempt to change the tone of politics has been admirable. But it has failed.