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  • How to fix the Electoral College

    Ohio, Virginia, Florida: If you don't live in one of these or a few other "battleground" states, you may feel disenfranchised in U.S. presidential elections. As a Marylander, no major party candidate competes for your vote — even if the nationwide...
  • O.C. voter turnout far behind 2008, but mail-in ballots up

    O.C. voter turnout far behind 2008, but mail-in ballots up
    Just over 19% of registered Orange County voters had cast ballots by 3 p.m. Tuesday, a notable drop from the 2008 elections, county officials said. Four years ago, about 35% of the registered voters had voted by 3 p.m. An increase in vote-by-mail ballots...
  • The Electoral College is immoral

    Regardless of Election Day's results, it's time to call the Electoral College what it truly is — immoral. Obtaining equal voting rights has been a struggle in the United States since our inception. We immorally excluded women and entire ethnicities....
  • Spare us more politics-as-sport

    As a septuagenarian (and Democrat), I was happy that President Barack Obama won re-election, but sad that the morning-after TV news shows reported the win as "the election results validated the Obama team's game plan," rather than the election was the...
  • Electoral College a legacy of slavery

    The "Making presidential elections fairer" commentary (Nov. 17) omits that the Electoral College is another legacy of slavery. The compromise of 1787, the counting of slaves as three-fifths of a person in determining the number of representatives in...
  • Election System Could Use A Shake-Up

    Election System Could Use A Shake-Up
    The balloons, posters and confetti had not yet been swept up, or crying towels laundered, when talk turned to 2016 candidates. Good heavens, could we not have a few months' respite? But as we look forward, as eventually we must, shouldn't we talk...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ed Page On Facebook: Was Paul Ryan The Smartest Pick Mitt Romney Could Have Made?

    The following is an abridged version of a discussion on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/edpagecourant. Andrew Teixeira: He is absolutely insane. The Ryan budget proposal would ruin the country ... I haven't heard him say he wants to help anyone....