Democracy for All?

By Alyssa Cox Today, Illinois inaugurates a new governor who is likely to make major changes in the way the state is run. Bruce Rauner will inherit not only the governorship, but all of the state’s problems, and will need to take quick, decisive action to fulfill his mandate from November’s election.  Rauner’s 50.8 percent of the … Continue reading Democracy for All?

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Midterm Election Results — What do they all really mean?

By Victoria Jones Yes, the Republicans have a majority in both chambers of congress, but, no, the world is not ending (yet). Keith Krehbiel, a professor at Stanford, has developed a model which he claims can predict policy outcomes*. The gist of it says the following: Imagine a one dimensional ideology map (i.e. a straight … Continue reading Midterm Election Results — What do they all really mean?