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    Do Political Conventions Matter?

    Delegates have known for months (or longer) whom their parties will nominate for President. With such predictability, the national conventions have been taken for granted, and a few myths have arisen. Chief among these myths is that conventions no longer matter. As AP managing editor Michael Oreskes puts it, they’re … More

    How Pure Is Your Democracy?

    How would you rewrite the Constitution? The Daily Show writer Kevin Bleyer did that for his latest book Me the People, and he invited readers of Slate to do likewise. Several proposals are straight out of an Occupy Wall Street drum circle: the money-is-not-speech amendment, the corporations-are-not-people amendment. Other proposals … More