Tag Archives: Jill Lepore

A brief history of Presidential nominating

The electoral college, created to give power to slave states, is enshrined in the Constitution. The details of political nominations are not. The nominating process has evolved over the years:       King Caucus–Candidates were selected at party caucuses. … Continue reading

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Women in Politics

Until 1980, during any Presidential election for which reliable data exist and in which there had been a gender gap, the gap had run one way: more women than men voted for the Republican candidate. That changed when Reagan became … Continue reading

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Privacy and Equality in the Constitution

To get the word male . . . out of the Constitution cost the women of the country fifty-two years of pauseless campaign.–Carrie Chapman Catt Writing in the May 25th issue of The New Yorker, historian Jill Lepore discusses the history of the … Continue reading

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Income Inequality

Income inequality is greater in the United States than in any other democracy in the developed world.–Jill Lepore In an article, Richer and Poorer, which appeared in the March 16, 2015 issue of The New Yorker, Jill Lepore discusses income … Continue reading

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Corruption

New York is corruption’s proving ground. In December, 2013, three months before Cuomo shut down the Moreland Commission, it issued a preliminary, ninety-eight-page report describing “an epidemic of public corruption.” For instance: “One out of every eleven legislators to leave … Continue reading

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Jill Lepore on Corruption

The New York story is important because, historically, New York is corruption’s proving ground. In December, 2013, three months before Cuomo shut down the Moreland Commission, it issued a preliminary, ninety-eight-page report describing “an epidemic of public corruption.” For instance: … Continue reading

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