“Has the Top Two Primary Elected More Moderates?”

Eric McGhee and Bors Shor in Perspectives on Politics: Party polarization is perhaps the most significant political trend of the past several decades of American politics. Many observers have pinned hopes on institutional reforms to reinvigorate the political center. The Top … Continue reading →

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Trump lawyer tells Senate panel he wasn't involved in Russian meddling

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“California postpones an election to help one of its own”

Derek Muller: A sure sign of political manipulation of an election is delaying it. Troubled states like the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, and Haiti have recently come under United Nations scrutiny for delaying their elections. And then there’s … Continue reading →

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Trump DOJ, Again Siding with Texas in Voter ID Case, Opposes Having Entire 5th Circuit Hear Appeal Initially

Full throated defense of Texas’s current position in this litigation, a 180 from where DOJ was during the Obama administration. … Continue reading →

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“Trump Nominee to FEC Tried to Shred Texas’ Already-Weak Ethics Laws”

Christopher Hooks for the Texas Observer. … Continue reading →

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“Political campaigns prep for battle with hackers”

Politico: Candidates are quizzing prospective campaign managers on anti-hacking plans. Democratic committees like the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which was breached last year, have switched internally from email to encrypted messaging apps. And both parties are feverishly trying to spread … Continue reading →

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“Professor Lessig’s Electoral College Litigation”

Bob Bauer: There is more to be said about the complexities of a reform initiative like the one Professor Lessig has advanced, but the evaluation requires attention in the first instance to the question of the various ways in the … Continue reading →

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Trump: Now an Agent of the American Police State

If you thought the militarized police response to Ferguson and Baltimore was bad, brace yourselves. Many police, including beat cops, now routinely carry assault rifles. Combined with body armor and other apparel, many officers look more and more like combat troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Thanks to President Trump, this transformation of America into a battlefield is only going to get worse. To be fair, Trump did not create this totalitarian nightmare. However, he has legitimized it and, in so doing, has also accelerated the pace at which we fall deeper into the clutches of outright tyranny.
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“How the FEC Turned a Blind Eye to Foreign Meddling”

Ann Ravel for Politico: I suggested to the commission that the FEC consult with internet and tech experts to discuss how the agency’s current approach may or may not fit with future innovations. Starting this conversation should have been noncontroversial, … Continue reading →

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McCain: I’m not there yet on latest Obamacare repeal bill

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