FEATURED IMAGE: www-personal.umich.edu The Electoral College is a hotly debated institution, as well it should be. Twice in the last 5 elections, the candidate who won the popular vote — who achieved a plurality in total votes, fair and square — lost the election because they didn’t secure enough electoral votes. This only happened 3 times prior, all in … More Your Vote Is Worth Way Less Than a Wyoming Resident’s in the Electoral College
FEATURED IMAGE: from boingboing.net. To Millennials, a candidate who loses the election despite winning the popular vote would seem commonplace. Of the last 5 elections, it’s happened twice. I’ve been alive for 7 elections, so this event has occurred in about 30% of the elections that have taken place during my lifetime. Pretty standard at this point. The perception that this is unremarkable couldn’t be … More The 5 Presidential Candidates Who Won the Popular Vote but Lost the Election
FEATURED IMAGE: Lakota Chief Arvol Looking Horse at Standing Rock, from tumblr.com. “It feels like 1875 because Natives are still fighting for our land.” ~American Indian writer, Sherman Alexie. Most of us have been brainwashed by twisted accounts of the European colonization of America taught in school. Amidst the resistance mounted at Standing Rock this … More The DAPL: Business-As-Usual In A Land Founded On Atrocities
FEATURED THUMBNAIL IMAGE: newyorker.com. The Dakota Access Pipeline protest at Standing Rock, an important cultural event and an intense clash of race, climate change, and water concerns, has engendered a renewed focus on the lived experience of the Native peoples of our country. I anticipate a lot of talk about this issue in the coming … More What Should Non-Natives In The U.S. Call Our Fellow Native Citizens?