Posts Tagged ‘17th Amendment’

America’s House of Lords

The U.S. Senate can be thought of in a number of ways – depending on whether you’re a cynic or you’re film-maker Frank Capra.

Cynics see a club for millionaires – or America’s own House of Lords — where states with populations of 2 or 3 million have…

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Choose Your Senator

There was a time when ordinary Americans had no say in who their U.S. Senator was. That’s because the two senators representing each state in Washington were elected by each state’s legislature. That changed 103 years ago this month.

As the U.S. Census Bureau points out…

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