The EditorsMay 22, 2006
JUST POSTED ON TAP: WHO�S YOUR DADDY PARTY. Francis Wilkinson �s cover article on the end of the GOP masculinity monopoly is now online. The rest of the June issue is also available, and subscribers who prefer to print out the magazine can download the PDF here . --The Editors...
The EditorsMay 12, 2006
JUST POSTED ON TAP: HOW TO AVOID A BLOG WAR. Garance offers some advice to the MSM. Also, those of you who missed the launch party for David Sirota �s new book " Hostile Takeover " may be interested in watching the event here . The American Prospect co-hosted the event with the AFL-CIO, and among the speakers was the Prospect �s Harold Meyerson . --The Editors...
The EditorsMay 11, 2006
DEBATING VOTE BY MAIL. The Prospect put out a special report this month on Oregon's system of all-mail voting, which is serving as a model for efforts to spread mail voting in other states across the country. We then invited six experts and advocates, including former Oregon secretary of state Phil Keisling and avowed mail-voting opponent Curtis Gans of American University, to debate the issues raised in the report. The ensuing exchange was both lively and, given the subject matter, remarkably heated. For folks interested in electoral reform, it's not to be missed , and people should use this comments thread to weigh in with their own thoughts; participants in the exchange are interested in seeing them. --The Editors
The EditorsMay 10, 2006
The American Prospect 's May special report, " The New Ballot Box ,” concerns Oregon's vote by mail system and the spread of mail voting across the country. We invited six election law experts and advocates to respond to the report and to debate the merits of all-mail voting. What follows is the first round of the exchange, kicked off by two initial responses to the report by two skeptics of vote by mail: Curtis Gans of American University and Daniel P. Tokaji of Ohio State University. An Accident Waiting to Happen : An initial response to “The New Ballot Box,” by Curtis Gans Don't Give Up On HAVA : An initial response to “The New Ballot Box,” by Daniel P. Tokaji On Turnout and Tampering : Four responses to Gans and Tokaji, by Stuart Comstock-Gay , Phil Kiesling , Adam J. Smith , and Tova Andrea Wang A Quick Fix, and Dangerous, Too : Responding to comments, by Curtis Gans A Step Backwards : Responding to comments, by Daniel P. Tokaji...