We’ve Tried (Unsuccessfully) to Change the Electoral College 700 Times

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As the electoral college meets to cast its votes today, we can avoid the topic altogether in an effort to avoid the discord, or we can engage with it, understanding that it will be contentious and divisive. We can also start from a simple agreement that learning more about the process is a good idea, and we can take a small step toward becoming a student of American politics.

No Room for Civility in Politics

If you watched the confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett in October of 2020, you saw, in the final moments, an unexpected moment of kindness between two political opponents. Sen. Diane Feinstein commended Sen. Lindsey Graham for running “ of the best sets of hearings that I’ve participated in.” And then she hugged him. And … Continue reading No Room for Civility in Politics