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It’s worse than gerrymandering: This is the reform we need to restore democracy, competitive elections

The Supreme Court saved citizen redistricting. Trouble is that's not solution enough for fair, democratic elections

Bernie Sanders Draws The Biggest Crowd Yet In The 2016 Presidential Election

on June 3, 2015 in Washington, DC." /> The 2016 Presidential election has been a crowded affair with more candidates announcing their candidacy as the days go by. Nevertheless, Senator Bernie Sanders continues to enjoy a surge in his 2016 presidential campaign. Show More Summary

DPR Head Announces Local Elections October 18

DPR head Alexander Zakharchenko said that Local elections in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in eastern Ukraine will take place on October 18.

Supreme Court ruling reaffirms the power of voters, not politicians

That was a nice Fourth of July gift from the Supreme Court, reaffirming that "We the People" get to decide how our elected representatives are chosen.

2017: President Christie is in the White House. Who Gets the Credit?

So Chris Christie is running for president. No surprise there. Chances are he will never inhabit the living quarters of the White House. But the election is a year and a half away and anything could happen. Suppose he does become our next president. Show More Summary

Human Race Ceases Any And All Affiliation With Donald Trump

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Episcopalians Vote to Allow Gay Marriages in Churches

Episcopalians voted Wednesday to allow religious weddings for gay couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began with the election of the first openly gay bishop over a decade ago. "We have learned to not only care for, but care about one other," said the Very Rev. Show More Summary

Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches

Episcopalians overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bis...

President Obama Aghast at Notion of Peas in Guacomole

Gay marriage? Health care subsidies? The 2016 Presidential Election? Please.  President Barack Obama has a far more important subject to debate: the mere suggestion that one ought to put peas in one's guacamole. The New York Times published...Show More Summary

People Power Prevails at the Supreme Court

At a volatile time in American democracy, where candidates by the dozens curry the favor of billionaires and citizens openly question the validity of elections, the Supreme Court this week upheld an important tool in revitalizing our democracy. Show More Summary

Donald Trump fires back at 2016 rival: You 'couldn’t be elected dog catcher'

Real-estate magnate Donald Trump fired off angry tweets at one of his GOP rivals in the presidential race Wednesday, accusing him of being a has-been who couldn't get elected to office again. The rival, former New York Gov. George Pataki (R), has recently been criticizing Trump's controversial comments about illegal immigration. Show More Summary

Dukes of Hazzard Reruns Pulled From TV Land Schedule Amid Confederate Flag Controversy

The Dukes of Hazzard are done...for now. TV Land has pulled all reruns of the 80's series from its schedule, just one week after Warner Bros. "elected to cease the...

One and Done? Losing Female US Senate Nominees Rarely Get 2nd Chance

Only six defeated female U.S. Senate nominees have subsequently appeared on a general election ballot; no defeated female U.S. Senator has ever tried.

Former GOP US Senate candidate Annette Bosworth avoids jail

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Former South Dakota U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth on Wednesday was sentenced to three years of probation, avoiding any jail time for election law violations during her unsuccessful primary campaign in 2014. Another...Show More Summary

Doubts raised on Second Avenue subway. Can you believe it?

The Second Avenue subway line has a few more stops before opening in 2016, and East Side elected officials are getting nervous that the oft-delayed project could be set back again. A quartet of... To view the full story, click the title link.

The Facebook Feed of the Mind

A couple of months ago, not long before the parliamentary elections in the UK, my wife made an interesting observation. "Based on my Facebook feed," she pointed out, "Labour are going to win this election by a landslide." When I looked through her feed, I could see what she meant. Show More Summary

Washington Commission adds to executive committee

The Washington State Potato Commission elected its new executive committee for the upcoming fiscal year.

Will the election boycott in Burundi succeed?

Events leading up to this summer’s elections in Burundi have seen no shortage of newsworthy events. Most recently, a coalition of opposition political parties have announced that they would boycott the polls scheduled for June and July. This raises an important question: what do political leaders expect to gain when they explicitly avoid competing in elections? […]

de Blasio Unloads

It looks like Bill de Blasio has finally had enough of Mario Cuomo’s worst legacy: Mayor Bill de Blasio, in candid and searing words rarely employed by elected officials of his stature, accused Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday of stymieing New York City’s legislative goals out of personal pettiness, “game-playing” and a desire for [Read more...]

“If It Were Easy Everyone Would Do It: Fairfax County Registrar Steps Down”

Doug Chapin blogs at his beautifully revamped Election Academy site. … Continue reading ?

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