“A key reason that elections are run so badly is that in most states, political partisans are in charge.”
- ‘Hard Times’ does not romanticize the Depression, but at least a few of Mr. Terkel’s subjects managed to find silver linings.
- A Reagan appointee, Justice Kennedy is no liberal, as he has shown on issues from affirmative action to corporate campaign spending. But he has repeatedly sided with gay litigants before the court.
- A federal Voters’ Bill of Rights could press the states to put non-partisan managers in charge of elections.
- A key reason that elections are run so badly is that in most states, political partisans are in charge.
- A little-appreciated downside of the technology revolution is that, mainly without thinking about it, we have given up ‘locational privacy.’
- A publicly run health care program could compete with private insurance companies, which have a record of overcharging and underperforming.
- A smart phone essentially creates a dossier of your travels, and consumers have no control over who will eventually see that information.
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