| Oct 24, 2012
| 1:38 PM
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...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 11:50 AM
The best part about the end of the presidential election other than the end of a presidential election is speculating about who will run in the next presidential election. In the wake of their sound defeat at the polls, the Republicans are especially...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 12:07 PM
In the aftermath of President Barack Obama's near-sweep of the critical Electoral College swing states last month, post-election analysis of the keys to his decisive victory has paid scant attention to one important factor: Mr. Obama's disproportionate...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 4:29 PM
"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...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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....
| Feb 5, 2013
| 1:45 PM
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.
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:00 PM
As you may recall from your days back in social studies class, we the people do not directly elect the next president, it's the Electoral College that does it.
Our Food for Thought question: Does the way we elect the president need to be overhauled?
| Oct 24, 2012
| 9:54 AM
An attempt at the suppression of voters is now under investigation in the state of Florida.
The historic battleground, with 29 Electoral College votes up for grabs, begins early voting Saturday, but dozens of voters so far have produced strange letters...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 11:08 AM
For years in the last decade, it was a common line in Huntington Beach City Council stories:
"The council voted 6 to 1, with Jill Hardy dissenting."
Hardy, who served on the council from 2002 to 2010 and is running again this year, often did not speak...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 1:48 PM
MEET THE CANDIDATES
When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 4:00 AM
As President Barack Obama recently headlined the last of a record-breaking number of fundraisers for his reelection bid, it is important to understand that the extraordinary rise in presidential fundraising efforts in recent decades is an unintended...