eliminating the electoral college now is unwise
1) unless more controls are placed on $ in campaigns, eliminating the EC will drive up the cost of elections giving more power to the money-men
2) the electoral college could actually help boost third parties, which most say they want
3) the EC is trending Democratic, the senate seems to be entrenched Republican. .thus the EC could provide some balance
4)proposals like the NPVIC may be attempts to divert from adding representatives or states
Blackstone just hired Chuck Schumer’s son-in-law as a lobbyist, the latest of his relatives to take a job at a company lobbying the Senate on major legislation.
Still chuckling about how the novel Lord of the Flies was specifically a critique of BRITISH imperialism and the violence that society instilled from childhood on, and has nothing to do with so-called "human nature."
When a group of real-life Tongan teenagers were stranded on an island and had to fend for themselves in a very similar scenario, what did they do? They built houses, a badminton court, and a gym, planted gardens, set up a rotating watch for passing ships, and peacefully resolved disputes until they were rescued 15 months later. Violent human nature my ass.
If only the people complaining about student loan forgiveness today felt even half as upset about much larger transfers of wealth to giant banks and defense contractors. #uspol
An unusual deal gave Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin $8.5 million in stock. He paid $0 in tax on it.
A shareholder of the Carlyle Group, a private equity firm formerly led by Youngkin, alleges in a new lawsuit that a 2020 deal enriched executives at the expense of cops and firefighters.