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Electoral College

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Oct. 25, 2012 - I suppose somebody should tell this story, should record the incredible details before they fade from memory and are forever lost to history. The election that ultimately resulted in the Ron Paul – Joe Biden administration was the most remarkable episode in the annals of American presidential politics but it wound up badly overshadowed by the Mayan Apocalypse that followed…

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: October 30, 2008 - It is time, once again, for my quadrennial defense of the Electoral College. Around this point in every presidential campaign, somebody notices that we don't elect the president by direct vote. Outraged democracy enthusiasts who slept through their civics classes respond to this revelation by demanding that we abandon our anachronistic system of electors in favor of the popular vote. They make their case with the best of intentions and, as history has shown, the road to hell is paved with those.