Electoral College is genius

...states would not necessarily be swallowed up by the wishes of the fewer, more populous ones.In only three presidential elections in U.S. history has the winner of the popular vote lost the Electoral College vote. But beautifully, and just...

Georgia voter registration now online, by smartphone

...registration forms the old-fashioned way. Nixon, who registered some 14,000 voters ahead of the last two presidential elections, said she registered five in time for May 20 elections at a Tuesday mayoral candidates forum."I think it's...

Ice storm claims pine, but it's rooted in tradition

...Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II, joined Augusta National in 1948 before he won the 1952 and 1956 presidential elections.He made frequent trips to Augusta National before, during and after his presidency, but he never attended...

Smithsonian explores 'cool' from Whitman to Jay-Z

...the show and teaches a college course on the history of being cool.The exhibit idea was born out of the 2008 presidential election, when the buzz was about a new type of political candidate who exuded a cool, relaxed intensity, appealing...

Editorial: First, ID the real problem

...into effect in 2007 was 0.05 percent of registered voters. The largest single-year figure was 2008 ? a presidential election year ? in which 12,332 people, or 0.23 percent, of registered voters, asked for a free ID. Survey data...

Rants & Raves

...they once did. POLLS ALREADY say Hillary Clinton and Gov. Chris Christie lead the party packs for the next presidential elections. If those are the best the pols have to offer, freedom is doomed. THE FACULTY AND staff of Barton Chapel...

South Carolina GOP seeks local-level dominance

...Clinton a nearly 7 percentage point win in the 1996 presidential election. In 2012, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney...needle him by telling a story that in the 1932 presidential election in the midst of the Great Depression that Democrat...

Rants & Raves

...from the school.POLLS ALREADY SAY Hillary Clinton and Gov. Chris Christie lead the party picks for the next presidential elections. If those are the best the pols have to offer, freedom is doomed.

Can adult merit badges coax Americans into better behavior?

...stickers we get at the polls. But not even 58 percent of eligible U.S. voters cast ballots in the 2012 presidential election. It should be closer to 100 percent. Having a merit badge for always voting would be fun, but having a voice in government...

Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela dead at 95

...of many South Africans, he increasingly left the governing to Deputy President Thabo Mbeki, who won the next presidential election and took over when Mandela's term ended in 1999."I must step down while there are one or two people who admire...