Month: October 25, 2004

Oct 25,2004

A republic, not a democracy?

It might be time to make peace with the end of the republican ideal and rethink the Electoral College.

Oct 25,2004

Shedding light on electoral ties

Interested in becoming president this year? If so, hope for an electoral college tie. With an unlikely, but plausible, perfect tie–269 electoral votes for both Bush and Kerry–anyone meeting the Constitutional...

Oct 25,2004

Character matters

Analysis of the presidential contest: Why Kerry tied the race, and why personal qualities hold the key to a Bush re-election.

Oct 18,2004

Radio freedom from above

The King of All Media is adding yet another organ to his empire. Howard Stern, the original shock jock, has announced that he is moving from terrestrial radio to satellite...

Oct 17,2004

Voting 2004: Ctrl-Alt-Del

The 2000 Florida voting fiasco required a solution. And clearly, the solution would have to (A) come from Congress, (B) increase the federal government's role, and (C) involve computers.

Oct 17,2004

Stem cell pop quiz

By now most Americans have heard of stem-cell research. Sadly, the general public remains largely misinformed about this controversial topic, and, as expected, many politicians have positioned themselves to benefit...