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The elderly vote is powerful, persistent, and dependable. It has been so for decades, and will continue to be in the foreseeable future. In the 2016 presidential election, 71 percent of Americans over the age of 65 voted, while only 46 percent of 18-...

The Slow Partisan Shift of America’s Elderly

The elderly vote is powerful, persistent, and dependable. It has been so for decades, and will continue to be in the foreseeable future. In the 2016 presidential election, 71 percent of Americans over the age of 65 voted, while only 46 percent of 18-...

In the November 2018 midterm elections, Floridian voters passed an amendment restoring the voting rights of convicted felons. As a result, over a million Floridians, primarily men of color, will regain their right to vote. Prior to the passage of the...

Give Prisoners the Vote

In the November 2018 midterm elections, Floridian voters passed an amendment restoring the voting rights of convicted felons. As a result, over a million Floridians, primarily men of color, will regain their right to vote. Prior to the passage of the...

In classrooms across the United States, American children learn the basic structure of their government, a system comprised of three branches of elected and appointed officials. They are taught the difference between democratically elected republics ...

Stuff The Ballot, Not The Ballot-Box

In classrooms across the United States, American children learn the basic structure of their government, a system comprised of three branches of elected and appointed officials. They are taught the difference between democratically elected republics ...

As American politics becomes increasingly polarized, the two-party system has become an obstacle to healthy government. Extremism often appeals more to party bases than moderation, especially for local and congressional primaries. In the face of this...

Pick Your Poison

As American politics becomes increasingly polarized, the two-party system has become an obstacle to healthy government. Extremism often appeals more to party bases than moderation, especially for local and congressional primaries. In the face of this...

When American founding father Elbridge Gerry said, “the evils we experience flow from the excess of democracy,” he probably didn’t have judicial elections in mind. But the uniquely American and singularly deleterious practice of determining jud...

Raising the Bar

When American founding father Elbridge Gerry said, “the evils we experience flow from the excess of democracy,” he probably didn’t have judicial elections in mind. But the uniquely American and singularly deleterious practice of determining jud...

Vestigial structures are an inherent function of biology, be they penguin wings, bat bones, whale pelvises, or human wisdom teeth; they are organs that stay anchored in bodies even after time has rendered their functions ineffectual. Just as the evol...

The Biology of Bureaucracy

Vestigial structures are an inherent function of biology, be they penguin wings, bat bones, whale pelvises, or human wisdom teeth; they are organs that stay anchored in bodies even after time has rendered their functions ineffectual. Just as the evol...

At the 2016 Democratic National Convention, President Barack Obama urged a fuming crowd to translate their anger into votes. The mantra “Don’t Boo, Vote” thereafter became a rallying cry in the waning months of Hillary Clinton’s presidential ...

Opening Our Democracy in the Age of Voter Disaffection

At the 2016 Democratic National Convention, President Barack Obama urged a fuming crowd to translate their anger into votes. The mantra “Don’t Boo, Vote” thereafter became a rallying cry in the waning months of Hillary Clinton’s presidential ...

During election season, the economy is always a hot topic for politicians. In the United States and most European countries, there has been a recent right-wing, nationalistic upsurge which has dedicated a large platform to the economy. With so much ...

Is it the Economy?

During election season, the economy is always a hot topic for politicians. In the United States and most European countries, there has been a recent right-wing, nationalistic upsurge which has dedicated a large platform to the economy. With so much ...