by Jim Thompson
Frank Bruni at The New York Times discusses the failures of the Electoral College system, quoting John Koza, the well-known advocate for a national popular vote, and citing a FairVote study that confirmed candidates focus their campaigns on certain electorally-valuable states while ignoring the rest.
Nancy Cook writes in The Atlantic about the need for greater social safety nets and expanded labor protections for the growing population of freelance workers.
In The Atlantic, J. Douglas Smith examines potential setbacks to the “one person, one vote” principle of American democracy. A forthcoming Supreme Court case, Evenwel vs. Abbott, threatens to reverse decades of democratic gains.
At The Guardian, Ed Pilkington reports on transgender inmates, quoting Ilona Turner of the Transgender Law Center who argues that denial of medical services for transgender prisoners constitutes an Eighth Amendment violation.