A politician’s true ideological position, however unknowable that may be for an outsider, is an important consideration when attempting to determine motive. But it’s not the only consideration.
March 3, 2014 • 12:00 PM • Share
In Colorado, voters very clearly articulated a position, and the government was compelled to follow through with it—like it or not. Is this an example of democracy at its best?
February 17, 2014 • 12:00 PM • Share
What’re the odds?
February 10, 2014 • 12:00 PM • Share
During tomorrow night’s presidential address, actions will speak louder than words. With highly polarized parties at least through 2016, it’s not like any of Obama’s proposals are about to become law any time soon anyway.
January 27, 2014 • 10:00 AM • Share
Three states have already put in place alternatives to standard fundraising practices, but what they’ve found might surprise you.
January 21, 2014 • 10:00 AM • Share
It may well be that leadership requires some unsavory arm-twisting and palm-greasing.
January 13, 2014 • 10:00 AM • Share
The whole idea of a democracy is that the majority is generally supposed to get its way. But time and again, it’s not the majority but a potent minority that drives—or prevents—progress.
January 9, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
And why it’s important to remember that the speech isn’t everything.
January 6, 2014 • 12:00 PM • Share
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