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  • An Elector Prepares To Ratify Obama's Win

    "Our marriage is like the Electoral College," says the narrator in "Marooned," a Garrison Keillor short story. "It works OK if you don't think about it." At noon Monday, I will be one of those thinking about the Electoral College, as I have the...
  • Time to abolish Electoral College

    Time to abolish Electoral College
    A recent Baltimore Sun article, "Election remake hits hurdles," (Jan. 29) brings to light new thoughts on how to change the rules of the Electoral College. At the present time, all states use the winner-take-all system except two, Maine and Nebraska....
  • Meet Gerrymandered America

    Meet Gerrymandered America
    The recent uproar over the Virginia legislature’s attempt to gerrymander their presidential vote is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the institutionalized shenanigans Republicans are using to maintain an artificial hold on power. As...
  • David Orentlicher thinks 'Two Presidents are Better Than One'

    David Orentlicher thinks 'Two Presidents are Better Than One'
    He's a doctor, a lawyer, a university professor and a one-time politician (in the Indiana House). With all that education and real-life experience, it might be surprising that David Orentlicher would propose such an unlikely — some would say...
  • Dear Florida: My kids want to be educated — not used as political pawns

    Dear Florida: My kids want to be educated — not used as political pawns
    Dear Florida, There are a lot of things I love about you. The winter weather. The splendor of your marshes and coastlines. The diversity of culture. But I'll be honest. When it comes to education, you pretty much blow chunks. In our schools, the...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Senate Republicans propose new Electoral College plan.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. He may have been defeated last session, but Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, R-Delaware, hasn't given up on his plan to change the way Pennsylvania allocates its votes in the Electoral College. On Monday,...
  • PA Electoral College taps Obama, Biden for a second term

     
    Pennsylvania’s members of the Electoral College gathered in the state Capitol Monday for a constitutional ritual that began with flowery nods to American history and ended with a largely pro forma vote that help usher President Barack Obama and...
  • California Electoral College formally casts its 55 votes for Obama

     
    California Electoral College 55 votes go to Pres. Obama...
  • Chan Lowe: The second presidential debate

    Chan Lowe: The second presidential debate
    I’m back in the saddle. I thank all of you who attempted to contact me by phone and email during my absence and who were worried/thrilled that I’d left the Sun Sentinel. Fortunately/Sadly, I was simply off on a lecture tour of cities in...
  • Chan Lowe: The Electoral College

    Chan Lowe: The Electoral College
    Recently I read an account of how the Electoral College came to be—that it was one of those compromises everyone at the Constitutional Convention found distasteful, but that was devised as a necessary evil to assuage the fears of small-state...
  • History Matters: 1912 article charted the age of U.S. presidents

    100 Years Ago Presidential fireworks In the Times, there was a short piece about life span of some of our presidents: "Age of Presidents "The youngest chief executive at the time of his death was James K. Polk who was fifty-three. Fourteen...