Elections

An End to Spoiler Candidates

If more states adopted ranked-choice voting, far fewer elections would include unsatisfactory, binary choices and minority-backed winners.

By Dave Daley

The Right Against the Law

So state courts hand down decisions you don’t like. What do you do? If you’re on the right, try to defund the courts.

By James Traub

Bold Versus Old

How the new political fights transcend the old left-right paradigm.

By Tom Perriello Felicia Wong

There Is No Civil War

Centrists in the suburbs and progressive upsets in the cities? This is what (local) democracy looks like.

By Lara Putnam

Seattle’s Creative Campaign Finance Reform

Do Seattle's Democracy Vouchers offer hope for a reinvigorated democracy post-Citizens United?

By Hanna Brooks Olsen