The price of political ignorance

George F. Will,  WaPo Thursday, January 2, 2014

It was naughty of Winston Churchill to say, if he really did, that "the best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."


Smaller States Find Outsize Clout Growing in Senate

The disproportionate power enjoyed in the Senate by small states is playing a growing role in the political dynamic on issues as varied as gun control, immigration and campaign finance.
By Adam Liptak NYT 11 March 2013

Voters misjudgments on judges cry out for a method that involves merit

The Plain Dealer November 24, 2012,

Greater Cleveland voters have a long history of making big mistakes in judicial elections. But in two contests decided Nov. 6, they outdid themselves. They did it by ousting two incumbents -- one from each political party -- who were challenged by opponents with credentials so inferior that no rational erson could justify the outcome.

Activist discusses work against death penalty

November 16, 2012

SisterHelen Prejean, 73, anti-death penalty advocate and author of "Dead Man
Walking," which was made into a movie in 1995 of the same name, was in Houston for the 10th anniversary of GRACE, the Gulf Region Advocacy Center, which represents low-income death-penalty defendants at no cost. She spoke with Houston Chronicle reporter Harvey Rice about her passion for her cause.

Shafted by the Electoral College

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