elections

When Is Old Too Old?

By Frank Blechman I am a baby boomer. You’re welcome. I am now in my mid-70s, shorter, fatter and slower than I was 50, 40, or even 30 years ago. My children are grown and living on their own. I… Read More ›

The Future: Campaign Staff Unions

Editors’ Note: Sourced from Huffpost, May 4, 2020. While candidates for office proclaim allegiance to and platforms to benefit unions and their members, the failure of those same candidates to create and offer union membership and benefits to campaign workers… Read More ›

Electoral College Subverts Democracy

Editors’ Note: Sourced from The Washington Post, May 17, 2020. By E. J. Dionne Jr. A dangerous virus lurks in our republican democracy. It’s the electoral college. If you doubt this, please read the transcript of the Supreme Court oral argument last… Read More ›

Where Are They Today? Jesse Ventura

JESSE VENTURA Fans surely recall Jesse “The Body” Ventura v. Hulk Hogan on Christmas Day in 1982 (Hogan won.) Ironically, it was in St. Paul, Minnesota–the state where Ventura was born and he would govern from 1999-2003. Today, at 68,… Read More ›

We Deliver For You. Now Deliver For Us.

Email inboxes are bombarded by messages from a wide selection of sources. Many are easy to identify and delete; others often offer tantalizing messages in the subject line that may cause a brief pause. The messages from political activists are… Read More ›

Majority Madness

The following statement caught our attention as one that time and advances in political science have left in the dustbin of academic wisdom: Virginian-Pilot, April 1, 2020 One truth I often tell students: When it comes to politics, Republicans are… Read More ›

One Person, One Vote No Longer Fantasy

Election Day, November 5, 2024, Douglas County, Kansas The polls in Douglas County were bannered with long lines as voters queued up for the 2024 presidential election. Sam and Sylvia Appledore, lifetime residents, were all smiles, although they had been… Read More ›