The Electoral College Isn’t Broken

In my post yesterday, I provided some steps to make elections more fair in this country, hopefully leading to a democracy that feels more representative of the actual voters in this country. One of the items I considered discussing, but ultimately decided against, was the Electoral College method for selecting our president. I personally thinkContinue reading “The Electoral College Isn’t Broken”

Stuff’s Broken, Yo!

I wrote the following on Facebook yesterday after writing the recent Ranking the Presidents series: Writing just over 6,000 words recently about our presidents made me realize that our country still hasn’t really figured out our own governance. We swing wildly back and forth between extremes, or different versions of the extreme, and some perfectlyContinue reading “Stuff’s Broken, Yo!”

Ranking the Presidents – Part 4

This part of the list should be the cream of the crop, and for the most part it is. It includes all four presidents featured on Mount Rushmore (though they aren’t the top 4 presidents) and the bulk of presidents from the 20th century (it helps when one of the guys served for 12 years).Continue reading “Ranking the Presidents – Part 4”

Ranking the Presidents – Part 3

In Part 3, we are finally getting to some presidents that did some real things. Unlike those in Part 1 and Part 2, the accomplishments in this group tend to be more good than bad. This group of ten can split into a couple of groups, with one outlier that doesn’t really fit. We haveContinue reading “Ranking the Presidents – Part 3”