| 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...
| Jan 11, 2013
The electoral map, the demographics behind President Barack Obama's re-election and the high-end tax increases that were just wrung from the Republicans give Democrats reason to believe that long-term political trends are on their side in budget...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 3:26 PM
I don't know if the Republicans understand how incredibly stupid they look. That's good for the Democrats and editorial cartoonists, but it's not good for democracy. Who could possibly vote for any one of those losers, except hardcore prejudiced,...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 6:07 AM
I don't know if the Republicans understand how incredibly stupid they look. That's good for the Democrats and editorial cartoonists, but it's not good for democracy.
Who could possibly vote for any one of those losers, except hardcore prejudiced,...
| Jun 14, 2011
1st Libertarian presidential candidate
John Hospers, 93, a USC philosophy professor who became the Libertarian Party's first presidential nominee and received one electoral vote in the 1972 election won by Richard Nixon in a landslide, died...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 12:39 PM
It's time to re-think the knee-jerk reaction that a student representative on the Harford County Board of Education is too young or too immature to be entrusted with the responsibility of having a vote on school system policy or budget matters.
If we are...
| May 25, 2012
That pop you may or may not have heard the other day was the bursting pipedream of a centrist presidential candidate outside the establishment parties. The organizers of a group calling itself Americans Elect decided to close shop after failing to find...
| May 27, 2012
We're at a loss to explain two things: Why JPMorgan Chase took a $2 billion bath on risky trades, and how the Chicago Cubs can maintain such futility, holding the worst record in the National League. It appears to be high season for lowliness, with both...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 3:06 PM
Henry Li was a hesitant Obama supporter when he opened his front door last weekend in Northern Virginia. By the time he closed it, he had committed to vote for the president.
In the intervening three minutes, he spoke with Josh Friedman, a 33-year-old...
| 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...