While there is likely no single reform that could solve all the problems with American politics, it could be good to look at some alternative voting systems that could be implemented in the United States. The majoritarian electoral system used in the US is not the only type that is used across the world, after all.
Category: US Policy
Content relating to legislation and public policy in the United States
Culture War: Americans are Redefining What it Means to Disagree
From candy wrappers to how we educate our children, the culture war in the United States has taken over politics on the state and national levels, and the implications of this are larger than many think.
Enlarging the House
The House of Representatives is legally mandated to contain 435 seats pursuant to the Permanent Apportionment Act of 1929. This mandate on the number of congressional districts has remained stagnant despite the fact that the average population in each congressional district has nearly tripled from 280,675 persons in 1930 to more than 760,000 persons today.
Minting the Coin: A Debt-Ceiling Panacea or a Trillion-Dollar Boondoggle?
Could minting a single trillion-dollar coin help the Biden administration circumvent political and economic havoc?
The Tennessee Three
Declarations of fascism rang throughout the chamber of the Tennessee House of Representatives on April 3 as House Speaker Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville) called for a vote on three resolutions to expel three Democrats for “disorderly behavior.”
SCOTUS Reform: Historical Attempts
With the recent Dobbs v. Jackson decision that overturned the previous abortion rulings in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, calls for structural reform to the Supreme Court have increased.
SCOTUS: a new normal?
The Supreme Court of the United States is now dominated by a right-wing supermajority that no longer needs the vote of Chief Justice John Roberts, who is arguably the most liberal of the six conservatives. As a result, some have proclaimed that the Court no longer belongs to Roberts, but rather to Justice Samuel Alito.
What is in the SCOTUS Leak? A Deep Dive into the Dobbs v. Jackson Draft Opinion
Our political director read the leaked draft opinion and reports back on the important details, including the ramifications the decision may have on LGBTQ+ rights.
Federalism and the Battle Over Abortion Laws
As an individual’s right to make private choices regarding their body becomes increasingly threatened, especially for the most vulnerable members of America’s population, the question remains: how did the Supreme Court become America’s self-proclaimed authority on abortion rights?
A Nihilistic State of the Union Drinking Game
With my admittedly nihilistic beliefs at the forefront, I’d like to make a proposition that will be universally well-received: if we’re all going to sit through this, we may as well have a couple of drinks so that it doesn’t feel so damn miserable. This guiding principle led me to put together a drinking game of sorts, although drinking during the SOTU is less of a fun, quirky activity and more of an act of self-preservation.