Both Lee Drutman of New America and Rep. Don Beyer of Virginia have invested much of their career in the mechanics of electoral reform — RCV and PR, independent redistricting commissions, and the like – what will it take to move the ball forward?
The United States will never be Denmark, but Danes are happy with their multi-party democracy. What are the prospects for proportional representation in America?
Published July 28, 2020 in Warp& Woof Manifesto for the Next Four Years We Know What Needs to be Done William Sundwick Joe Biden can get there, with help from Congress. But it will take more than a historic landslide on November 3. It will take clear-eyed commitment from the AmericanContinue reading “Manifesto for the Next Four Years”
All Dem presidential candidates sorted by three strategies? a) unity (Biden’s bi-partisan “epiphany”; b) revolution (Bernie’s political mass movement); c) change the system (Warren’s anti-corruption measures, seriously almost more left than Bernie!)
Published May 17, 2019 in Warp & Woof 2020 Campaign Notes Warp & Woof Has Opinions William Sundwick Twenty-two candidatesand counting*. That’s where we stand with Democratic presidential contenders for 2020. The first Democratic debate will occur late next month, and the bar for inclusion on the debate floor is low: either a 1% showingContinue reading “2020 Campaign Notes”
Published March 7, 2019 in Warp & Woof First Six Weeks Has the 116th Congress Inspired Yet? William Sundwick Legislation is a slow process. On January 3, 2019 a new Congress was sworn in. The once and future queen, Nancy Pelosi, became the nearly uncontested House Speaker. And Democrats, for the first time since theContinue reading “First Six Weeks”
Published November 15, 2018 in Warp & Woof 2018 Election Recap Blue Ripple or Wave? William Sundwick It didn’t take long after the 2016 election for organizing to start. The Women’s March the day after the Inauguration was an affirmation of public disdain for the newly elected president and everything he stood for. So angry,Continue reading “2018 Election Recap”
Published April 2, 2018 in Warp & Woof Courage, Determination, Strength Face-to-Face with Disability Awareness William Sundwick We knew about her disability. We had hosted her in our home once before, three years ago, for a different event in Washington. But this time was different. Activism was her primary motive. The earlier event had beenContinue reading “Courage, Determination, Strength”