Electing Officials to Represent the “Future”

I was catching up on some podcasts this weekend and I heard a particularly interesting one — Ezra Klein interviewing Astra Taylor. The conversation is wide-ranging, but there were a few bits that stuck out to me. Astra talked about the differences between democracies, aristocracies, and lotteries, and discussed the idea of every citizen serving […]

The Partisan Gap Amongst Female Politicians is Likely to Get Worse

If I’m being honest, when I first read the┬átitle of this journal article “A partisan gap in the supply of female potential candidates in the United States,” I didn’t think twice. Pew often publishes surveys/research that┬áseemed to indicate that the gap between the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, with regard to women candidates, was […]

House Republicans are Trying to Change Their Homework… After It Should Have Already Been Handed In

While not a perfect metaphor, I can’t help but think of due dates and assignments as the fiscal cliff drama continues to unfold today. The latest has it that the House Republicans are not happy with the deal that the Senate passed earlier this morning and that they want to make amendments. Under normal circumstances, […]