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Representative Government

Ideas for Fair Elections

Jackie DeHon, Ph.D. | Posted 09.11.2016 | Politics
Jackie DeHon, Ph.D.

I have long been worried about the damage done by the Electoral College. It may have served us well in the past, but after the 2000 election debacle and other such elections, I believe it's time to dismantle this antique and consign it to a national museum!

Does America Have Too Much Democracy?

Terry Newell | Posted 07.09.2016 | Politics
Terry Newell

Americans think members of Congress are out of touch. But perhaps Congressional failures result from being too responsive. As a nation, we may suffer from too much, not too little, democracy.

The Death of Local Politics

William E. White | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
William E. White

If you look closely, there is evidence that local politics can still be critically important. The real advances made, for example, in a host of issues.

Off the SOPA Box and Into the Town Square

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

The Internet blackout was an innovation for sure, but it still belongs in the category of advocacy politics that I'll called "Surround and Punish." What is missing is something the military calls "situational awareness."

$11-Million Monument to Benazir Bhutto: APPROVED

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

As flood waters ravage Pakistan's land and 20 million of its people, , yet another devastating blow has hit Pakistan: the government approved an $11-million statue of Benazir Bhutto. Yes, this is Pakistani taxpayer money.

Stop the Financial Services "Super Czar" (Updated)

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

There has been talk about appointing a new "Systemic Risk Regulator." This "Super Czar" would oversee all of the financial services industry. We had a "Super Czar" last year. His name was Henry Paulson.

Who Wants Creativity in Politics?

Dr. R. Keith Sawyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. R. Keith Sawyer

The most exciting creativity in politics comes from the people. All of us decide what is important, what we want, and how we want to get there. Creativity to the people!