A $2 Bill (9 comments)
One of the curious old habits we cling to is the denominations of our coins. It may not be the most important facet of how we resist change but surely it says something about how we cling to the past.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
A Parliament in Washington? (11 comments)
The twelfth Amendment to our Constitution requires that the Electoral College must choose presidents by a majority vote. While a truly deliberative body might be expected to reach a majority decision, our present-day Electoral College no longer deliberates. This poses interesting implications for a true multiple-party democracy in the U.S. Series: Balanced Voting
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Instant Runoff or Approval? (3 comments)
Among the voting methods that have been proposed to reform our two-party system are two that stand out - Approval Voting and Instant Runoff Voting. In this series we have proposed improvements to both of these systems and in this article we discuss how it might be possible to choose between them. Series: Balanced Voting
Are More Political Parties Possible Here? (3 comments)
Is there some way for this country to ever have more that two parties in serious competition with each other? This article argues that we need only change the way we vote to get such an improvement in our politics. Series: Balanced Voting
Let's Have More Political Parties (15 comments)
Is another electoral system possible? In the U.S. might it be possible to adopt an electoral system that insists on more than two polarized parties? This article suggests that the answer is yes.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Should Nader have Won the 2000 Election in Florida? (4 comments)
As often as a voter likes one candidate another voter may dislike one of the candidates for an office. So why are voters never asked about their dislikes and what would elections look like if we did?
Friday, January 14, 2011
Incendiary Speech (8 comments)
As hesitant as we should all be to restrict our freedom of speech, there are times it has been done in the past. It is argued here that today it is again appropriate to place a further restriction on this important First Amendment right.