Some argue for scrapping the Electoral College. But would a more proportional allocation of electoral votes work just as well?

No real best-of this week.  Instead, we at Tropics of Meta are taking stock of the extraordinary and […]

Two seemingly monumental and world-historic events occurred in two of the most powerful imperialist countries this past year. […]

Trump is different. Wow—a really big breakthrough discovery, huh? Maybe it is. Some contributors to this discussion seem determined […]

Is Trump sui generis? The culmination of forty years of oblique race-baiting in the GOP? A reality television […]

“We’re in a new world in terms of the way information flows to the nation,” Chicago Tribune deputy […]

I remember almost ten years ago, the normally sagacious Economist commented on the looming 2008 race.  “The smart […]