It’s Time to Change America’s Electoral System

November 02, 2020

America’s electoral system is structurally deficient and badly damaged. Its elections are decentralized, underfunded and prone to manipulation. It fosters partisan election officials who routinely engage in gerrymandering and accommodates active voter suppression that includes judges and courts...

Trump’s Gift to America: Spectacle

October 23, 2020

Time: January 3, 2015. Place: Trump Tower Bar and Grill, 5th Avenue, New York Overheard conversation between two diners. “Another great show, Don. You were terrific as usual. Your bluster is so intimidating. I loved the way you thundered on about that one guy’s shortcomings and made him...

Can a Candidate Who Isn’t Delectable Be Electable?

February 25, 2020

When a journalist asked Joe Biden on the day of the Nevada caucuses how he could slow down Bernie Sanders’ electoral momentum, Biden replied: “I beat him by going to — just moving on. People want to know who’s the most likely to beat Donald Trump.” Chris Cillizza at CNN, sensing that...