Thursday, March 23, 2006

Poetry From The UK

I'm always looking for something, a book, website or a magazine about poetry. Here is a website from the UK that provides you with poets reading their work. At this site there is something for poets, teachers, students and people like me who want tips on how to read and understand poetry.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Elect U.S. President by Popular Vote!!

To get rid of the Electoral College would require a Constitutional Ammendment. That is not likely to happen in my life time or yours. But there is a way to elect our President by popular vote. How? By changing a law in enough states to in effect require electors to split there votes. Right now we have a 'winner take all' method. For the details of this new way read Hendrik Hertzberg's column "Comment:Count'em", in the March 6, 2006 issue of "The New Yorker".