What The Elections Tell Us About The Future Of Marijuana Legalization

While voters in Alaska, Oregon and the District of Columbia passed measures in favor of legalizing pot, Florida rejected the use of medical marijuana. The various campaigns and their outcomes offer valuable insights into the politics of pot, now that 17.5 million Americans live in states that permit retail marijuana. » 11/06/14 8:40am 11/06/14 8:40am

Which States Have The Most Restrictive Voting Laws?

Republican candidates are poised to gain next month from new election laws in almost half the states in the U.S., where additional requirements defy a 50-year trend of easing access to the polls. This infographic shows where it's the most difficult to cast your ballot. » 10/22/14 3:20pm 10/22/14 3:20pm

One Mistake Fooled an Entire Nation About Who Would Be President

Have you heard of President Alfred Landon? That's odd, because in 1936 everyone, including Alfred Landon, was sure you would. It was all the result of the most extensive political polls ever conducted. As you may have guessed, the poll had some fatal flaws. » 5/19/14 2:16pm 5/19/14 2:16pm

Will your ballot still be secret in 2020?

Now that the dust has settled on the 2012 election, it's time to look forward — to the election of 2020. Fox News talked to a bunch of futurists about what elections are likely to look like eight years from now, including the idea of receiving your ballot via the Internet. The most interesting comments pretty much… » 11/07/12 4:07pm 11/07/12 4:07pm

9 Incredibly Nice Animals Who Ran for Public Office

Have you ever looked into a the soulful eyes of a dog or the steely, merciless peepers of a shark and thought, "I would follow you anywhere, if only you would lead." Sometimes, they've done just that. We're going to take a look at the best animals ever to hold, or run for, public office. Get ready to lay some… » 10/22/12 10:10am 10/22/12 10:10am

9 Reasons to Elect a Supervillain President

When many American citizens cast their vote this November, they'll be choosing between the lesser of two evils. But why choose the lesser evil when you can choose a supervillain as your president? After all, supervillains can be effective leaders, provided you can get past the lying, unilateral decision-making,… » 10/21/12 7:00am 10/21/12 7:00am

Would democracies work better if politicians were selected at random?

Democracies are built are the idea of citizens selecting their representatives in government, but what if we chose some of our politicians at random? We'd certainly cut down on those obnoxious political ads and robo-calls, and, according to a new study, our governments might actually run more efficiently. » 4/21/12 8:00am 4/21/12 8:00am

How Bender Bending Rodriguez was elected head of the Washington school…

In 2010, the Washington, DC, election board set up an electronic voting system to collect absentee ballots. But a few weeks before the election, the system was flooded with votes for the hard-drinking, grave-robbing robot Bender for school board head. So who launched this plot to put a robot in charge of our… » 3/03/12 7:30am 3/03/12 7:30am

When does your income determine the way you vote?

It's election day in the U.S., and Republicans appear set to make major gains in Congress. So why do Americans vote the way they do? The answer is all about income...to a point. » 11/01/10 10:47pm 11/01/10 10:47pm

6 Science Fiction Classics To Help You Choose The Next President

Click to view » 10/06/08 2:20pm 10/06/08 2:20pmWe asked six political pundits, including Andrew Sullivan and DailyKos' Markos Moulitsas, to pick one piece of science fiction that you read or watch before stepping into the voting booth next month. After all, science fiction often deals with some of the biggest what-ifs and alternate futures…