Representative Democracy vs. the Senate filibuster

A cloture-proof filibuster is more than just a remote hypothetical possibility. The pie-chart here provides a picture of what it means for representative democracy when such a minority can hold hostage the government of the United States. The minority — in terms of representation of the people — is significantly less than the 40% that it is often thought to be.

Richard Dawkins this weekend on BookTV

Richard Dawkins will be on BookTV (C-SPAN2) this weekend. Click here to find the book at a library near you. Click here for the Web page at BookTV. Here’s the preliminary information (but note: Last weekend the daytime schedule was pre-empted by the unusual weekend proceedings of the U.S. Senate. C-SPAN2 was created to cablecast […]