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  • A look at the concentration effect in voting, and how it can lose elections

    OK numbers freaks -- here's a different take from U.Va's Center for Politics on an argument some Virginia GOP politicos use to explain their party's dominance in the General Assembly.
  • Chan Lowe: Supreme Court decision: It's the surreal thing

    Chan Lowe: Supreme Court decision: It's the surreal thing
    It’s true that the Founding Fathers were, for the most part, prosperous burghers who weighted the system toward the propertied classes. The Electoral College, for example, while protecting the prerogatives of smaller states, also had the effect of...

    Thomas Geoghegan: Not voting shouldn't be a choice for Americans

    When this November we elect the people to lead our country, maybe 40 percent or even fewer will go to vote. Is it too late to stop this disgrace? To take a page from "Why Nudge?" by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein, we might try "nudging" people to vote....

    A handshake can make all the difference [Letter]

    A handshake can make all the difference [Letter]
    After reading Richard Cross' informative article, "Extending a handshake" (March 12), I remembered "the forgotten handshake" of 1916 described by historian Thomas A. Bailey ("The American Pageant"). According to Professor Bailey, Republican presidential...

    Popular Presidential Vote Hurts Connecticut

    My progressive friends may try to dress it up, but an interstate compact using the outcome of the national popular vote for president instead of the current Electoral College procedure is still an ugly and ungainly beast. The General Assembly should...