The founders created the Electoral College, but the states made it winner-take-all. And that's the Achilles Heel where a new group has aimed its arrow.
Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School and director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University.
If the winner of the popular vote cannot be president, maybe it’s right that the loser shouldn’t be either.
Lawmakers ‘lean to the green’—and no, that doesn’t mean they’re environmentalists.
Air time is oxygen for presidential campaigns, and few organizations control it like the Commission for Presidential Debates, which is funded by major corporations.
America’s economic elite call the shots in Washington, and until we fix that, real change will remain illusory.
The next president needs a strategy to end the pernicious influence of money on our political system. Here’s mine.
The 2016 candidates are proposing plenty of bold ideas. But until we find a way to get money out of politics, they’re all stillborn.
Republicans aren’t known for their hostility to big money in politics. But a reform Republican who harnesses grassroots hostility to crony capitalism could be perfectly positioned to take on Hillary Clinton.
Originalists used a modern interpretation of the term to eviscerate campaign-finance limits. The Framers would be disgusted.