Posts Tagged: Electoral College

This Week in Trumplandia

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Welcome to This Week in Trumplandia, a new Rumpus column in which I, your passionate, sometimes angry, mostly emotional, Aries/Taurus cusp host, will highlight PEOTUS-related news that you need to know.

Who am I? I’m a freelance writer from Philadelphia (also, the biggest fan of Buffy) who wants to make a difference and stand against the xenophobia, white supremacy, misogyny, and general bigotry of Trump and his supporters.

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The America We Live in Now

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I don’t consider myself a political person. To me, there are no “wrong” political beliefs. I believe that democracy means respecting everyone’s right to her opinion. And if I were forced to declare my own political views, I would have to reluctantly admit that, out of cynicism and self-interest, I find myself increasingly leaning towards the right.

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Fifty Nifty United States with New Names and Equal Populations

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The Electoral College’s credibility may have taken a blow a few years back, but Neil Freeman has a plan to fix it: simply redistrict the entire country so that all fifty states have the same amount of people in them.

Okay, so maybe that legislation won’t pass anytime soon (Congress can’t get anything done these days!), but Freeman’s proposed map looks pretty cool.

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