Monthly Archives: November 2012

How 2012 Helps Prospects for Reforming the Electoral College

The electoral college is one of the lingering undemocratic parts of American politics. Unlike almost every other country in the world, America elects its presidents not via the popular vote but rather via a strange system of “electoral votes” distributed … Continue reading

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How North Korea Fell Behind South Korea, Part 2

It seems that there were three main events that caused North Korea’s economic decline: juche, the end of Soviet aid, and the incompetence of Kim Jong-Il. Continue reading

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Media Sites Really Ought to Update Their Election Results

As millions (or tens of millions) of votes are counted, the media organizations show Obama and Romney’s numbers remaining millions of votes below where they actually are. Continue reading

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How North Korea Fell Behind South Korea, Part 1

The story of the two Koreas is a common American tale amongst the educated classes. Continue reading

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Let’s Wait Until All the Votes Are Counted Before Analyzing the Election

With the end of the 2012 presidential election, a number of analysts are busily analyzing Obama’s victory. There’s just one problem with all this: all the votes haven’t been counted yet. The nation is still counting millions of absentees and … Continue reading

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I’m Proud That Obama’s Campaign Never Attacked Romney’s Faith

there is one thing that I’m very proud that the Obama campaign did – or rather, that it didn’t do. Obama’s campaign never attacked Mitt Romney’s faith. Continue reading

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Vote Yes on Proposition 40: State Senate Redistricting Referendum

This proposition is a referendum on the State Senate districts drawn by California’s citizens redistricting commission. A “Yes” vote on Proposition 40 would indicate approval of the districts as drawn. A “No” vote on Proposition 40 would reject the districts drawn by the commission. Continue reading

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