Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D., is a Senior Fellow with the Progressive Policy Institute and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Political Science at Columbia University and New York University. He is author of Importing Democracy: Ideas from Around the World to Reform and Revitalize American Politics and Government.

House of Cards

House of Cards is only the latest show to misrepresent the 25th amendment as shady back door route to the white house, but it’s really an essential tool for orderly succession.

Endless Election

Democracy doesn't have to be this way—Raymond A. Smith lays out the four policies to make our presidential contests brief, efficient and orderly