In my last post, I promised I wouldn't tell you who to vote for. Maybe I should have.
In my previous post, I offered five ways to fix our election process that will probably never happen because they depend on Congress taking positive action. Today I'm writing about something that we can all do, individually, to make our elections better. As a decidedly amateur photographer, I know that the easiest thing in the world is … Continue reading Fixing The Election … Process (Part 2)
Ever since I fixed baseball a few years back, the public has been clamoring for me to fix our political system. Well, I’m not sure I can fix everything, but we can start with the process of running elections. Here are my top five recommendations, to start: 1) Dump the electoral college. This one is … Continue reading Fixing The Election … Process
Talk about "vapid." On "Morning Joe" today (click for link), the panelists sat around and complained about how little substance there is in this year's presidential campaign. "Am I the only one depressed here?" asks Joe. Then the other panelists groan and say yes, they, too, are depressed by this state of affairs. They of … Continue reading A Campaign About Nothing?
Today is “Leap Day,” that day in which we celebrate the failure of the earth to adequately synchronize its rotation and revolution cycles. Because if this, it takes us just a little more than a five hours more than exactly 365 days to get around the sun. This schedule sloppiness means that we have an … Continue reading My Favorite Year
In 1998, I ran for alderman in my town of Rock Hill, Mo. Surprised the heck out of myself, because it's not really something I ever imagined I'd do. But our neighborhood had had some issues with the city government, and although the particular issues were mostly cleared up, the process had exposed some flaws … Continue reading One Vote