A Backdoor to Electoral College Reform Sees New Hope

By Francis Northwood (PO ’21) On March 15th, Governor Jared Polis of Colorado signed onto the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC), making the state the 12th member-state of the compact, and the first “purple” member (that is, a state not solidly Democrat or Republican). Proponents of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact argue that…

Trends from the 2018 Midterm Elections

By Francis Northwood (PO ’21) The 2018 midterms were a blue wave, resulting in the largest shift toward the Democratic Party since 1948. While a number of exciting Democrat candidates were not elected, the 2018 midterms were an underrated victory for the party. The 2018 midterms displayed three trends worth noting: an increased emphasis in…

The Legal Implication of Defining “Sex”

By Francis Northwood (PO ’21) The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is currently attempting to define the word “sex”, according to a memo leaked to the New York Times. This definition would describe sex as “a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth.” With an…