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Winner Take All Politics

It's the Delegate Count, Stupid! GOP's Tricky Primary Vote Allocation Rules Mean "Get Down to Three or Trump's Home Free"

Terry Connelly | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics
Terry Connelly

Theoretically, all of these later winner-take-all states could offer an opportunity for any of the top three candidates to catch fire and challenge the leader, but only if the field has been cut down to no more than three by early March.

Prediction: Trump vs Sanders in 2016

Judy Frankel | Posted 10.05.2015 | Entertainment
Judy Frankel

Spoiler alert! If Republicans were given the choice of Trump or "other," most Republicans would vote "other." However, because our election system is "first past the post" (FPTP), the winner takes all.

The Black Box: Range Voting

Judy Frankel | Posted 09.14.2015 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Range voting eliminates spoilers and splitting the vote between two good candidates. It gives voters a chance to show how much they dislike someone, rather than just being silent. For these reasons, Range Voting is superior to Instant Runoff Voting.

Books for Our Times: Winner-Take-All Politics, by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson

Carla Seaquist | Posted 07.29.2016 | Books
Carla Seaquist

To ensure a book's long life, authors should pick a big problem that remains unsolved and big. Money in politics, for one. This time, not the money in political campaigns, but the money that secures and exerts power in Washington.

For First Time in Half Century, California's "Late" Primary Could Decide GOP Race

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

California has never mattered much in Republican presidential politics. But the Golden State seems destined to regain the political spotlight in 2012 because its June 5th primary is the last of the major delegate-rich contests in a GOP race that's beginning to look hopelessly deadlocked.

Note to the Rich: Very Large Taxes = Very Large Benefits

Elizabeth Rigby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Rigby

There is no question that rising inequality stems from macro-level changes in our global economy. Yet, there is also a growing consensus that government decisions play a key role too.

Making Business Succeed

Stan Sorscher | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business
Stan Sorscher

To get into balance, we need to restore the social contract -- the deal that public resources are rightly used to promote business, and in exchange, businesses recognize a duty to shared prosperity.

The Decline Of The Middle Class And Lobbying Boom Of The 1970s

BaselineScenario.com | James Kwak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In "Third World America," Arianna Huffington cited Tocqueville's observation that democracy should promote the interests of "the greatest possible num...

Rethinking Reaganomics: Why We Need Warren and Bill to Pay More Taxes

Jane White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane White

Ever since Reagan, Americans seem to march in lockstep to the mantra that taxes are evil. But maybe our federal and personal deficits have just as much to do with tax cuts and breaks than runaway spending.