Politics

Why Some Lawmakers Want to Abolish the 17th Amendment

Adopted in 1913, it took the job of electing U.S. senators away from state legislatures.

The Ex-Democratic Governor Who Thinks He Can Beat Hillary

To the surprise of many, Lincoln Chafee, the Republican-turned-Independent-turned-Democrat, recently joined the possible 2016 contenders. But his record doesn't give him much to brag about.

The Waning Power of Political Dynasties

Based on 2014 elections, dynastic branding doesn't mean as much as it used too.

What Not to Do When Asking Voters to Increase Their Taxes

Voters in a wealthy suburb of St. Louis rejected tax increases to fund schools last week.

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