Electoral Reform- Part 7: Primaries and Caucuses

    Most nominees for political office are chosen through the primary election system. Many have noted that this system tends to select the more “extreme” candidate for either party at the expense of the more moderate candidate since it is the hard-core Republican or hard-core Democrat who tends to show up for these primary elections. However, that assertion tends to miss the point and assumes that | Read More »

    The Chaos and Old Night Friday Noon Open Thread.

    This screenshot from the front page of Real Clear Politics pretty much sums up the GOP nomination process as we enter December: To wit: every pundit and commentator in America is pretty much making it up as they go along at this point.  Personally, I think that it’s good: electing a President is a serious business, so we should take seriously.  Besides, look on the | Read More »

    The Chaos and Old Night Friday Noon Open Thread.

    This screenshot from the front page of Real Clear Politics pretty much sums up the GOP nomination process as we enter December: To wit: every pundit and commentator in America is pretty much making it up as they go along at this point.  Personally, I think that it’s good: electing a President is a serious business, so we should take seriously.  Besides, look on the | Read More »