Few will agree with Cambridge political scientist David Runciman's proposal to lower the voting age to 6. But standard reasons for rejecting the idea raise serious questions about many adult voters, too.
Bush lost because voters punished him for the recession of the early 1990s - an event he did not cause. This is just one example of a broader phenomenon of voters rewarding and punishing politicians for things they do not control.
But not according Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
GOP Rep. Bruce Poliquin fails to get a majority vote. Jared Golden joins the House’s new Democratic majority.
Also, are people putting on disguises so they can vote more than once?
Bruce Poliquin is currently ahead. But a new requirement that he get a majority vote could unseat him.
Plus: The FDA will ban flavored e-cigarette sales at most places, and Chris Christie is being floated as Jeff Sessions' replacement.
Meanwhile, Fargo citizens adopt a different way to choose winners of citywide races.
When it comes to predicting the outcome of an election, bettors are better.
Values are important. But so is factual knowledge about public policy. In some ways, the significance of values actually makes the problem of voter ignorance more pressing, not less so.
Perhaps there are more meaningful ways to spend your time.
It is not yet clear who will win. But widespread political ignorance already ensures many of us will be losers.
Banning ballot selfies to stop voter fraud is like "burning down the house to roast the pig" said the First Circuit Court of Appeals. But many states still do it.
We'll trust teenagers with decisions about how to run the country, but not how to run their own lives.
Instead, you can do something that will actually make the world a better place. Which is basically anything else.
Measure 1 would introduce "approval voting" to the city, meaning voters wouldn't have to abandon independent and third-party choices.
Launch of statewide ranked-choice voting will help us see who best earns the support of independents.
Outing survivors of sexual assault, warning that Democrats "will be lynching black folk again," and other stupid campaign-ad tricks.
The socialist candidate fails to grapple with why we have the Electoral College in the first place.