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Professor's Perspective

Is the Electoral College Doomed?

December 27, 2017

Is the Electoral College Doomed? Let’s hope not. Professor Allen Guelzo discusses the future of the Electoral College. Every four years we elect a president. And every four years someone emits a squeak of protest that the method we use for electing presidents under the Constitution—the Electoral College—is unfair, undemocratic, antiquated, or unpopular and should therefore be eliminated. Most of the time, this is no more than a squeak, since in all but five presidential elections, the Electoral College has ratified the choice of the nation’s voters. When it doesn’t, the squeak is heard a little more loudly, but usually subsides after Inauguration Day. Read more on Wondrium Daily! […]

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American History

Alexander Hamilton: His Ideal Republic

August 24, 2017

Alexander Hamilton believed the most natural form of government was a republic in which everyone would have the freedom to exercise their natural rights, but his childhood in the West Indies taught him that some may be excluded. […]

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