A Vigorous and Strong Democracy?

In my last post, I examined increases in voter turnout and concluded that American democracy appeared strong and vigorous.  Critics, however, dispute this claim by comparing U.S. voter turnout to other developed countries.  The comparison typically draws a much less favorable portrait of American democracy.    So let’s consider that comparison.  Voter turnout by countryContinue reading “A Vigorous and Strong Democracy?”

Victory in November?

Lately, I have read and watched a surprising number of Democratic elites – politicians, pollsters, pundits and media folk – confidently promise victory.       The narrative goes something like this.    November marks the end of Donald Trump’s four-year reign.  Joe Biden needs only to select a running mate, receive formal nomination, and run aContinue reading “Victory in November?”

Will protestors vote?

After witnessing several weeks of protests – and sometimes violent clashes with police, I am curious whether that energy translates into votes.  Most protestors are in their late teens and 20s, an age that typically does not show well on Election Day.  Will summer protests deliver young voters in November?     Young protesters vote TheContinue reading “Will protestors vote?”