The Dynamics Behind Canada’s Liberal Party Backing Election Reform

By: Tuesday January 17, 2012 5:31 pm

In the most recent Canadian elections, the Liberal Party of Canada, one of the oldest and most dominant political parties in the world, lost badly and fell into irrelevance.  That fall, however, may lead the country to adopt more democratic election reforms, and Canada could serve as a case study for how the success of [...]

All Americans Agree: Our Politicians Suck

By: Wednesday May 4, 2011 6:17 pm

Pew is out with a new, very complex poll looking at the the diversity of American opinions across a broad range of issues. The whole thing is long, but worth a read. An aspect of the poll that really stuck out to me, though, is that one of the few things that Americans of all [...]

Canadian Results Show Election Rules Can Trump Will of the Electorate

By: Wednesday May 4, 2011 8:30 am

Canadian Prime Minster Stephen Harper and his Conservative Party are celebrating their huge win in Monday’s election. Having won 54 percent of the seats in the House of Commons, the Conservatives now have a solid governing majority. The thing is that if Canada used a different voting system like many other democracies (such as Germany, [...]

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