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  • 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...
  • Really Weird and Intense Gaming Out of the 2016 Republican Field

    Really Weird and Intense Gaming Out of the 2016 Republican Field
    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...
  • Relentless swing-state focus paid off for Obama

    Relentless swing-state focus paid off for Obama
    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...
  • 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...
  • Food for Thought Question: Does the way we elect the president need to be overhauled?

    Food for Thought Question: Does the way we elect the president need to be overhauled?
    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?
  • Bogus letters questioning citizenship sent to Fla. voters; postmarked from Seattle

    Bogus letters questioning citizenship sent to Fla. voters; postmarked from Seattle
    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...
  • Hardy says she's an advocate for residents

    Hardy says she's an advocate for residents
    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...
  • Congressional candidate profiles

    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...
  • Fundraiser in chief

    Fundraiser in chief
    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...