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On Tuesday 33 senators (12 newly elected), 22 Republicans and 11 Democrats, were sworn in by Vice President Biden, giving Republicans a 54-46 advantage in the Senate. Combined with their expanded ...
by Doctor Jazz
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Jan 07, 2015 at 08:59 PM PST with 3 Recommends
At long last, the filibuster — the second-most anti-democratic aspect in American government — has been cracked. The US Senate is still not a democratic institution in principle; it still gives ...
by homunq
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 04:46 PM PST with 3 Recommends
On Sunday, DailyKos' Steve Singiser had a diary out talking about the flawed premise of listing the 17 seats that would have to fall to form a path to a Democratic House majority and how such a list ...
by Stephen Wolf
Comment Count 25 comments on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 01:55 PM PDT with 51 Recommends
By now you've probably heard that last November, American voters chose to give Democrats control of the presidency and both chambers of congress in this past election. Wait, both chambers? No, ...
by sawolf
Comment Count 149 comments on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 02:45 PM PST with 369 Recommends
About a week ago, Harry Enten had a great article in The Guardian debunking the common wisdom that gerrymandering lies at the root of the polarization of Congress. Many articles on progressive ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 13 comments on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 02:19 PM PST with 8 Recommends
I was struck by the Norweigian response to the terrorist attacks in Oslo. In an interview, an English-speaking questioner seemed to be pressing Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg to admit that perhaps ...
by Oregon guy
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 03:46 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Ready to work for political change you can count on? We can break the cycle of bias that keeps us from pursuing a more perfect union. Christian Science Monitor ...
by tdeluca
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Aug 02, 2010 at 07:27 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
This is the 43rd chapter of the Utopia/Dystopia series. The story follows one character in two possible futures.
by TPau
Comment Count 15 comments on Fri May 21, 2010 at 05:03 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
(crossposted at Attack of the Machine Elves )
by Big Tex
Comment Count 15 comments on Mon Jan 04, 2010 at 08:51 AM PST with 5 Recommends
Stochastic Democracy breaks down the results of new paper, concluding that attempts to take the subjectivity from drawing legislative districts by imposing compactness("Roundness") requirements are ...
by davidshor
Comment Count 18 comments on Sun Nov 15, 2009 at 08:05 AM PST with 9 Recommends
Hey Kossacks, This might be a minority interest, but today sees the results of the European Parliamentary Elections being released. 27 member states of the EU have held elections (all with slight ...
by Morus
Comment Count 89 comments on Sun Jun 07, 2009 at 06:20 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
As a result of the tight Democratic contest, I am sure the DNC will take up yet another tinkering of the primary calendar and the process for electing delegates. A lot of ideas are bounding around ...
by kendg8r
Comment Count 18 comments on Mon Jun 09, 2008 at 10:35 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
I was working on this diary with ABC news on earlier. And heard their Political Director Mark Halperin say: "Obama has won more delegates, but Hillary has won more states."
by Land of Enchantment
Comment Count 60 comments on Sun Mar 09, 2008 at 05:54 PM PDT with 45 Recommends
I want to make the case for Nader’s candidacy. This is not an endorsement of the man or his program. His decision to run urges consideration of structural ‘democracy problems’ in ...
by jackms
Comment Count 98 comments on Sun Feb 24, 2008 at 04:04 PM PST with 6 Recommends
Part I of this memo here , Part II here ,
by Eric Schmeltzer
Comment Count 2 comments on Sun Jan 06, 2008 at 11:17 AM PST with 2 Recommends
by tonyfv
Comment Count 48 comments on Wed Oct 25, 2006 at 11:09 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
by MainePaco
Comment Count 4 comments on Sun Oct 01, 2006 at 07:05 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
by gshenaut
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat Jan 28, 2006 at 10:15 AM PST with 0 Recommends