In a move that could have repercussions on the fracking industry nationwide, Manchester in northwest England has announced that it is effectively banning the practice.
Formally democratic institutions can be severely weakened by those willing, even eager, to betray democratic principles in order to maintain power.
Yes, progressives should try to change the “rules of the game.” But such change is properly seen as a way to consolidate political power that has already been won.
The effort is known as the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.
RNC chairman Reince Priebus is promoting one of the most blatant assaults on democracy in modern times—a scheme to gerrymander the Electoral College so that the loser of the popular vote could win key states and the presidency.