Leave Well Enough Alone Democrats and Republicans should resist the urge to mess with the Electoral College.
by John Fund
Save the Electoral College! The Electoral College is not an anachronism but is instead one of the vital checks and balances created by the Founding Fathers to ensure the preservation of liberty. by William Norman Grigg
Origins of the Electoral College The first presidents were appointed, not elected. Not until the rise of Andrew Jackson in the 1820s did popular voting have a role in the selection of presidents. by Randall G. Holcombe
Electoral college is more than a constitutional curiosity
No sooner had America fluttered into the political twilight zone to which last Tuesday's election delivered it, that the sages who
miscalled the Florida vote began to jabber about how we've just got to abolish the Electoral College. by Sam Francis
Bill vs. Hillary On Abolishing the Electoral College
New York's Senator-elect, Hillary Clinton, is
among those calling for a constitutional amendment abolishing the
Electoral College system for selecting the President. However, her
husband, President Bill Clinton, publicly expressed some doubts about
her position Tuesday, according to a wire service report from Brunei,
where he is attending the Asia Pacific Economic forum. By Christine Hall
This is what the electoral
college is supposed to prevent Like many people, I've been on tenterhooks waiting for New York's junior senator
to weigh in on the Electoral College. Just days after her election, Hillary finally ended the suspense. She vowed to
combat the Electoral College so that "the popular vote, the will of the people" will
by Ann Coulter
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
by Joseph J. Ellis An illuminating study of the intertwined lives of the founders of the American republic--John Adams, Aaron Burr,
Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington. During the 1790s, which Ellis calls the most decisive decade in our nation's history, the greatest statesmen of their
generation--and perhaps any--came together to define the new republic and direct its course for the
Scandalmonger : A Novel Scandalmonger is the 25th book from William Safire, the prolific, feisty New York Times columnist and word wrangler. It's a historic novel set in 1790s New England, when the Founding Fathers were enduring various crises and humiliations as they scurried to become part of the history books. Always a stickler for the truth--as long as it's uttered in the finest of phrases--the author lets us know right from the start that we're "entitled to know what is history and what is twistery." Based on documents and diaries, and complete with an exhaustive section of footnotes separating fact from fiction, Scandalmonger turns out to be a bona fide page-turner. Safire knows what he's doing; he knows he has a lesson to teach. It's a lesson about how early America wasn't much different from Clinton's America--the temptations of mistresses, the power struggles, the ridiculous debates about purity between corrupt men being just as present. If he has one message, it is this: within every powerful politician, there is a dirty-minded second grader trying to get out. Witness this scene between two outraged congressmen who seem intent
on "turning the House into a 'gladiators' arena'"
the World Ablaze : Washington, Adams, Jefferson and the American Revolution
Setting the World Ablaze is the story of the three men who, perhaps more than any others, helped bring the United States into being: George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. Weaving their three life stories into one narrative, John E. Ferling delivers a genuine and intimate illustration of them and, in doing so, gives us a new understanding of the passion and uncertainty of the struggle to form a new nation.
From one of America's best-known economists, the one book anyone who wants to understand the economy needs to read. At last there is a citizen's guide to the economy, written by an economist who uses plain English. No jargon, no graphs, no equations. Yet this is a comprehensive survey, covering everything from rent control and the rise and fall of businesses to the international balance of payments. The purpose of Basic Economics is to enable people without any economic training to understand the way the economy functions-not only the American economy,
but other economies around the world.