Jimmy Falls, Author at WhoWhatWhy

Posts by Jimmy Falls

Ranked-choice Voting, Maine

Why Can’t Americans Rank Their Votes?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Only one state in the US allows voters to rank their candidates for federal and state elections. But enthusiasm for the system is growing nationally. Could, and should, this be the voting system of the future?

Donald Trump

Trump Is Dangerous, but Is #Resistance Just as Dangerous?

Reading Time: 3 minutes A recent New York Times op-ed by an anonymous high-level administration official bemoans the dangers of President Donald Trump. But the ideology of this self-described “resistance” member may be even worse: it masks itself as “sanity” — while promoting some of the same dangerous policies.

Gina Haspel

America Makes Torture Great Again

Reading Time: 2 minutes The US Senate has confirmed Gina Haspel as CIA director. Because three Republicans opposed her, some Democrats were needed to get the necessary votes. In the end, six of them voted with the rest of the GOP to confirm “Bloody Gina.” That’s some #Resistance. Haspel oversaw torture at a secret CIA prison in Thailand during Read More