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The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has actively lobbied against state plans to implement a national popular vote for president, urging state legislators to preserve the Electoral College -- which GOP legislators are now trying to rig to ensure the the next president is a Republican. In late 2011, ALEC officially changed its policy on the Electoral College to implicitly support allocating electoral votes by congressional district.

Want to stop small-minded states from undemocratic election-rigging? Here's how (a national popular vote may help)

Republicans, apparently convinced that they really are facing demographic doom, have been taking increasingly desperate measures to ensure their continued existence. Does this include an effort to moderate their views in order to win more votes? Don't be silly. Instead, they're trying to game the mechanics of the voting system itself. The last two years, of course, have seen a raft of new voter ID laws designed to reduce participation by groups most likely to vote for Democrats: students, the poor, and minorities. But that's not enough. The Electoral College is looking tougher and tougher for Republicans—especially for hardcore conservative Republicans, who are suffering declining support outside the South—so that's their next target.

The changes would give Republicans an advantage in key states that went for Obama in 2012

Bobby Jindal and Jim DeMint exemplify an ossified movement with no new answers for poverty or anything else

The Obama administration, having killed a 16-year-old American boy, refuses to explain why in court.

Republicans cling to an outdated ideological mandate at their own risk.

There is no single use for unmanned aerial drones that could supplant all the damage they've caused in the hands of the US military and its intelligence services.

Thursday, 06 December 2012 16:43

Santorum Strikes Again

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Lately, you’ve probably been asking: “What ever happened to Rick Santorum? The guy who ran for president in the sweater vest? The one who compared homosexuality to bestiality and did 50 push-ups every morning?” It’s certainly been on my mind.

Sunday, 25 November 2012 14:33

How to stop GOP obstructionism

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The Senate doesn't have to be as partisan as the House. There's an easy way to fix it, and the GOP might even agree

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