No, The Democratic Party Is Not Racist or Sexist

Photo of Joe Biden from Center For American Progress / Photo of Bernie Sanders by Gage Skidmore.

And saying so is a recipe for disaster in 2020. In 2018 Democrats sent 67 new representatives to the most diverse Congress in American history. The Party’s freshman class wasn’t just not predominantly white and male; it was dominated by women (38) and persons of color (23)—many of whom represent mostly white districts. By contrast, … Read moreNo, The Democratic Party Is Not Racist or Sexist

Why The Electoral College Does Not Protect Against Tyranny Or Mob Rule

One of the most common arguments defenders of the Electoral College make (other than that it protects small states) is that the institution protects us against the tyranny of the majority or against mob rule. The idea is that if our President were elected by a popular vote, it could lead to a form of … Read moreWhy The Electoral College Does Not Protect Against Tyranny Or Mob Rule

Why The Electoral College Does Not Actually Protect Small States

The idea that the Electoral College was designed to protect small states and protects them today is a myth worth busting. As a plan to elect our next President by popular vote—the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact—progresses toward its goal, proponents of the Electoral College are speaking up in its defense. A substantial chunk of … Read moreWhy The Electoral College Does Not Actually Protect Small States