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Joshua Holzer

Joshua Holzer is an assistant professor of political science at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri, an M.A. from the University of Southern California, and another M.A. from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He is a five-year veteran of the U.S. Army.

Is it Time for Ranked-choice Voting in the US?

COMMENTARY | Advocates argue that ranked-choice voting solves the problems of other voting methods, while detractors counter that it makes elections unnecessarily complicated.


How States Could Lead on Reforming U.S. Supreme Court Appointments

COMMENTARY | Many states have taken steps to de-politicize their high courts. With a state-initiated convention to amend the constitution, they have the power to propose similar reforms at the federal level.


States Should Lead the Effort to Reform the Electoral College

COMMENTARY | The 2020 presidential election has underscored the need to overhaul the Electoral College.