The Supreme Court: Following ‘th’ iliction returns’

A century ago, newspaper humorist Finley Peter Dunne, speaking through his wise-beyond-years character Mr. Martin Dooley, ended a soliloquy about the Court by saying:

“That is, no matther whether th’ constitution follows th’ flag or not, th’ supreme coort follows th’ iliction returns.”

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Does the political system really work?

Cathryn Brown (Rep.) was elected by the constituents of New Mexico to represent their interests. But I wonder if those voters knew an abortion bill that denies abortion to the victims of rape was part of her agenda.

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150 years and still looking good!

150 years and still looking good!

This week marks the 150 year anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing a multitude of slaves.

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Seeing Suffrage now available for the iPad on the iBookstore

Now, as we approach the centennial of the Washington Suffrage Parade, a new book containing an explanation of the parade and more than 100 exquisite photographs has been published. Seeing Suffrage: The Washington Suffrage Parade, Its Photographs, and Its Effect on the American Political Landscape is now available as an iPad book on the iBookstore. The print edition of the book, published by the University of Tennessee Press, will be available sometime after January 1, 2013.

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Women Senators in 2012: An All Time High

The number of women elected to Senate seats has risen drastically since 1993, from 7 to 20 starting with the new 113th Senate. Implications?

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How long did you wait in line to vote?

No One in America Should Have to Wait 7 Hours to Vote – The Atlantic.

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Check out this interactive timeline of women’s suffrage history in Nevada!

Women’s Research Institute of Nevada (WRIN) — A Century of Progress and Tradition.

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A truly silly video from the New York Times

The opinions section of the New York Times has put together a truly silly video of people expressing some profoundly inane reasons why you shouldn’t vote.

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Early voting: Every day is Election Day

The New York Times has a roundup of early voting around the country and how it has changed the pace of elections.

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The case for taking voting to the online environment

Ori Eisen, founder, chairman and chief innovation officer of online security firm 41st Parameter, makes the case for taking voting online in this Gigaon blog post, It’s Time to Take the Election Online.

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