They Never Learn: The Democrats Are Missing The Point Again

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I will vote for Democrats, but I won’t support them. And I’ll never “unite behind” whoever wins their primary. But this is a lesson the Democrats steadfastly refuse to learn: just because I’ll vote for you, that doesn’t mean I…

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Low Standards: A Vote Delayed Is A Vote Denied

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

Social media lit up after Super Tuesday with photos of and interviews with folks who stood in line for hours to vote. So much for being a “modern” democracy. This really is insane: you should not have to wait in…

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Hugo Voting: For Once We Should Pay Attention To An Industry Award

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

The Hugo Awards are a fan-voted series of awards for Science Fiction and Fantasy writers and fans. They use ranked-choice voting. (Which I discussed in No Spoilers: Ranked Choice Voting, and which I’ll be abbreviating below to “RCV” when I…

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Elections Have Consequences: How To Choose A Candidate

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Apparently American voters, for the most part, actually are choosing their candidates based on who they’d want to have a beer with (or a wine, maybe?). This is not a good standard. In fact, it’s a really, really bad one.…

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Inalienable: A Democracy Cannot Take Away A Citizen’s Right To Vote

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

This one seems to be inexplicably controversial. But seriously, follks. The right of all citizens to vote is what makes a democracy a democracy. Or a republic, for all you pedants in the back. It’s so much a part of…

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Bloc Party: Real Representation In Government

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

The legislatures of this country frankly suck, and this is no secret. For example, polls regularly find more than 75% of their respondents think Congress is not responsive to their voters in any meaningful way. This is kinda by design.…

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