By Shutting Down the Senate

The Path Toward Majority Rule in the U.S. Congress

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is threatening to obstruct all Senate business if the Democrats attempt to pass ordinary legislation by majority vote. He claims that the 60-vote requirement was part of the “Framer’s vision” for the Senate. It wasn’t. It was the product of happenstance and compromise. Image: Gage Skidmore.

The Supreme Court fails to address the real problems in the way the American President is elected

How to Unlock Democracy in the United States

No candidate will want to campaign wearing personal protective equipment.

No one has managed to get elected to the U.S. Congress with a label other than “Democrat” or “Republican” for 72 years. Yet virtually every other democracy has more than two political parties represented in the national legislature— even countries using the same electoral system as the US.

Paul Schimek, Ph.D.

data scientist, democracy advocate, transportation analyst

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