The Danger of Analyzing Political Debates As Theater

If we keep judging debates as performances, we’re going to keep electing performers.  If you believe the media consensus, Julián Castro and Kamala Harris were the “breakout stars” of their respective Democratic debate nights. In the sense that they both gained favorable media attention, that’s true. But there is a reason candidates who do well … Read more

Update on upcoming articles, book, and getting big money out of politics.

I wanted to share a quick update for those who are curious why I haven’t posted any articles recently. It’s primarily been due to focusing more intently on other things. Most importantly, I was recently in DC meeting with Congressional offices to build bipartisan support for the Restore Democracy Amendment. No big announcement yet but … Read more