The problem was electors couldn't designate which was which. So by 1804 the 12th Amendment to the Constitution replaced the founders' not "excellent" system with one whereby electors voted separately for president and vice president. Some favored abolishing the vice presidency but it survived. But the office had no substance. It was simply a legislative job but presiding over the Senate wasn't much fun for ambitious men who wanted to, but couldn't, participate in the debate. … [Read more...] about Why do we even have a vice president?
What’s a Zoom headband, you ask? Well, it’s a headband I keep at my work desk ready to adorn my head during any video call where I feel my hair looks well, less than presentable. Maybe I forgot about the meeting and hadn’t brushed my hair yet. Maybe it’s a little greasy. Either way, it makes me feel somehow a little bit put together and a little bit stylish — something I’ve intentionally achieved only a few times since quarantine began. … [Read more...] about Zoom confessions: Do you have a ‘Zoom Shirt’? We want to hear from you
I hate that it’s a big deal that Lifetime is finally going to air a Christmas movie with gay leads, but in the world of pop culture there is no more profound validation and symbol of equality than having your story told in a shitty holiday romance movie. It’s called progress. … [Read more...] about Are We in the Golden Age of ‘Real Housewives’?
“So, this is a very dangerous moment in our history,” Gingrich continued. “We are not going to compete with China if we insist on having schools where the unions won’t teach and what they teach isn’t true. And for example, in Baltimore, their entire buildings were not a single student could pass the state exam.” … [Read more...] about Gingrich: We’re Seeing the ‘Dumbing Down of America for Three Generations’
"No, I haven't taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test? Come on, man. That's like saying you, before you got on this program, you take a test whether you're taking cocaine or not. What do you think? Huh? Are you a junkie?" Biden told Barnett, who is Black. … [Read more...] about Biden gaffes ignored by MSNBC’s primetime shows for 3 straight nights