Are Superdelegates Super Bad?

Both the Republican and Democratic Parties are dealing with a voting base divided between establishment and anti-establishment supporters. The Democrats’ problems, though, are more systematic. Specifically, their superdelegate system is seen as a threat to Bernie Sanders’s supporters. In turn, Hillary Clinton’s supporters face the threat that if their candidate is the nominee, the Sanders supporters won’t vote for her, handing the election over to the Republican nominee. If this set up is causing such a problem for the party, should the Democrats just do away with the superdelegate system?…

Can Bernie Sanders replicate Danish Culture Too?

On any given day, you can find squatters, permanent and temporary, among the old buildings of Christiania, an “autonomous neighborhood” near central Copenhagen. News in Copenhagen regularly features friction between the neighborhood of Christiania and city officials, but the history of squatters settling in is usually a major ire for the Copenhagen municipality. How does Christiania, a self-identified free state with its own flag, governing body, even its own set of rules relate to the rest of Denmark? Understanding the relationship is key to understanding the fascinating culture of the…