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The Case Against the Electoral College

Adam Eichen The New Republic
As has been true for over 200 years, the next president will be chosen by an eighteenth-century anachronism. American voters deserve better.

Against Polling

Nathan Akehurst, Rosie Collington Jacobin
The polling industry claims to offer live snapshots of what the public thinks. Yet the obsession with polls is reducing politics to market research.

The New Face of Power Is Taking Shape

Rebecca Traister The Cut
Tuesday’s results were perfectly coherent, a fight over two concepts central to our nation’s origins, its progress, and its future: the promises of and restrictions on political representation and political enfranchisement.

The Senate Is an Institutional Barrier to Democracy

Sohale A. Mortazavi Truthout
The United States is not the only supposedly democratic country saddled with an undemocratic upper legislative chamber (ours just has the most egregious malapportionment), but Americans have, so far, been the least willing to push back.
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