These statutes were not written to "give a man like Donald Trump the power he's now claiming," Lawrence Lessig said.
Despite their votes, Trump will be the biggest popular vote loser in raw numbers ever to reach the White House.
The most difficult question I answered was my last. It was on the environment. As I've written before, I believe in human
Let's get on with the remaining 2016 best and worst awards. One warning: it's a very long column, so we encourage readers to pace themselves.
In the Jim Crow South, before blacks had their turn to vote, states often held a white primary -- so that even in districts where blacks were the majority, black political priorities were nullified and black voters were subjected to picking from a crop of 'general election' candidates preselected by the white population.
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It is sad and it is wrong for the Democratic National Committee to change their rules, and block him from the debates just as he was on the cusp on getting into them and giving America a chance to hear his critical message. That is our loss.
In the year of the "outsider," one side of the aisle's frontrunner is a billionaire barker. On the other side of the aisle, they're silencing the true outsider. The bold one. It's wrong, and it's time to let Larry speak.
Her strong showing in the debate began this trend, and if Biden's supporters put her comfortably over 50 percent in the Democratic race, the trend may become irreversible.
Last Tuesday, five Democrats took the stage in the party's first national debate. There were differences no doubt. But what was striking was how much they agreed upon -- if not in what they said, at least in what they ignored.
The Harvard professor's long-shot campaign just got a little bit less preposterous.
With the first Democratic Presidential debate scheduled, what's even worse is that the media isn't digging beneath Democratic Nation Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz's refusal to sanction more than six presidential debates -- compared to a total of nine for Republicans.
As Democrats get ready for a presidential debate in Las Vegas, it's clear that the Elizabeth Warren wing of American politics has fundamentally shifted the ground on which candidates will stand Tuesday night.
Next Tuesday, we will finally get some degree of parity in the world of televised presidential debates, as the Democrats come together for the first time to make their case to the American public.
A new entry into the 2016 Democratic presidential race -- and yes, we've got his position on climate change.
Gregory Watson proved the power of what one man can do. Imagine the power of a huge cross-section -- millions of Americans -- coming together to make this priority a reality. To push our leaders to pass a measure that's waiting to be passed.
Much of the news coverage of Lessig has treated him more as a concept than as an individual. Even if his bid is a long-shot, he is breaking all the political rules, and he might just make an impact. Voters should know who he is and what he wants to do.