I have a controversial and unpopular opinion to share: I think the Electoral College is a valuable institution and should remain in place as a part of our republican government. Democracy versus Republic Most of us have probably been taught at some point that the United States is a republic and not actually a democracy, … Continue reading The Electoral College is Not the Problem
In the movie The American President, Chief of Staff A.J. MacInerney (Martin Sheen) refuses to call President Shepherd (Michael Douglas) by any name other than “Sir” or “Mr. President”, despite having been friends for years. As long as President Shepherd is in office, he will be addressed as “Mr. President” and never “Andy”, because the … Continue reading Respect and the Office of the Presidency
The reality of a President-Elect Donald Trump has not yet fully sunk in. At the same time, I seem to be consumed with the thought of nothing else. I am grateful and humbled for those of you who have given me your trust and a platform to express those thoughts. It might sound like a … Continue reading What now?