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A Quest for A Quest: Current Affairs

We have been rained on for three days and we are being rained on again today.  The forecast is for more of the same the rest of the week. 1,342 more words

A Quest

"People’s Legislative Power": Arizona’s Nonpartisan Redistricting Plan Is A Slam Dunk At The Supreme Court

In a significant victory for election reform advocates, a unanimous Supreme Court upheld Arizona’s redistricting plan, which had been challenged by Republicans.

The case comes just a year after the Court’s liberals, plus Justice Kennedy, upheld the legitimacy of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, which had been created by… 815 more words


Unanimous direct democracy

I was recently introduced to a few positive arguments for this in R. P. Wolff’s In Defense of Anarchism. Lacking the book to cite, he was absorbed with the problems of democracy, namely, the triumphant majoritarian democracy, in the manner that the minority suffers exclusion from representative processes and alienation in their laws. 226 more words


The Best Laid Ballot Plans Go Awry…

The California Presidential Primary Election is the most complicated election in a four year cycle and has to be among the most complicated in the nation. 834 more words

Learning And Continuous Improvement

Voter Participation: Something Has to Be Done

In California, 70% of eligible voters are registered, and 47% of those turned out in a recent election. Thus about a third of those who could vote do so. 315 more words

Current Events

Progress, or the Lack of, on Election Reform

By Richard Forbes, Editor.
Featured image via Wikipedia Commons.

Richard Forbes studied Political Science and Philosophy at the University of Waterloo. Winner of the Peter Woolstencroft Prize in Canadian Politics (2015). 44 more words

Richard Forbes

Chaotic, arbitrary primary process underscores need for U.S. electoral reform

Super Tuesday is afoot, with 661 delegates at stake in the Republican primary and 865 delegates for the Democrats. This means that a presidential candidate who does well could shift the momentum and change the media narrative in a way that fundamentally alters the course of Election 2016. 1,595 more words

Election-Related Commitments