Why the electoral college is actually democratic

Is the election of Donald Trump really an argument for the removal of the electoral college? Not even close. Noticing that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote and objecting to Donald Trump’s election, many people (recently former Governor of Massachusetts and presidential nominee Michael Dukakis) have renewed calls for an end to the electoral college….

Is This the End of the Democratic Party?

For the past few months, I have considered writing an article entitled “Is this the end of the Democratic Party?” Over the course of a few months, the argument of this article took shape: the Democrats were getting increasingly desperate over the polls and it didn’t look as though they’d take back control of the…

My First Voting Experience

Inspired by Evan Puschak’s comments on his first voting experience, I thought I’d share my own. The story of my first vote. Thanks @hankgreen for tagging me. I tag @mikerugnetta & @CaseyNeistat. #firstvote16 https://t.co/giJQppF1rX pic.twitter.com/ZWJLfixOHg — Evan Puschak (@TheeNerdwriter) September 30, 2016 My experience was a strange mix of education, campaigning and hypocrisy. It was the…

Notes from middleland: Iowa and the Republicans No. 2 Guns, Guts, Gory

Daniel Mollenkamp AKRON — Over the weekend, several Republicans made their way to Hole ‘N the Wall Lodge, in northwest Iowa, for the eighth annual “Bud Day” pheasant hunt hosted by Congressman Steve King (R-IA). The hunt raises money for King’s campaign fund. The scene might have been ripped from an NRA advertising campaign. Pheasants,…

Notes from everyman’s land: Iowa and the Republicans No. 1, GOP rally in Orange City.

By Daniel Mollenkamp ORANGE CITY — Four Republican candidates met in Northwest Iowa Friday evening, with din from Wednesday’s Republican debate still audible, in a gathering of the Cherokee, Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, Plymouth and Sioux County Republican parties. Senator Marco Rubio, Governor Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina and former Senator Rick Santorum pitched their presidencies to…