Jan 23

Happy birthday, 20th and 24th Amendments

Posted 2 years, 2 months ago.


Today we celebrate the ratification of not one, but two constitutional amendments: the 20th Amendment (ratified Jan. 23, 1933) and the 24th Amendment (ratified Jan. 23, 1964). Here’s what you need to know.

Aug 18

A quick history of women’s suffrage, or why we should thank our foremothers today

Posted 2 years, 8 months ago.


Ninety-one years ago today the “we” in “We the People” became a whole lot bigger

May 23

Um…there was an election last week?

Posted 2 years, 11 months ago.


Low voter turnout can provide an opportunity for special interest groups to wield more influence among other things. Why do primary elections have such low turnout?

Apr 21

Should voters have to pass a civics test?

Posted 2 years, 12 months ago.


A recent op-ed suggests voters should have to take a test. Would that be Constitutional? The answer may surprise you.

Sep 14

Register to vote in 4 steps

Posted 3 years, 7 months ago.


I’m ready. I’ve been cramming for this Midterm for the last few days. I’ve researched all the players, I’ve checked all their records, I’ve picked my team. I’m ready to vote. These are the elections that can set the stage for a huge power struggle between the executive and legislative branch or set it up… [Continue Reading]