As the birthplace of modern democracy, Americans of all political stripes might be concerned that the national turn-out in this past Tuesday’s mid-term election was just 36.6 percent.
It was one of the lowest turnouts in recent times, and it is likely that the national will might not be accurately represented by the results. That is particularly true when the effect of big money in the campaigns is considered, when we assess the impact of state laws that reduce voter turnout, and when you break down voter demographics.
Two Weeks in November
I need to teach the deer to read.
To stand behind a row of posted
orange signs. Not that I don’t eat
what’s been penned and killed.
Not that I haven’t learned to shoot
a gun. Or read a report the state sends
saying there’s more than enough
of them to go around. And that they’d