Well, I'm sitting in the cafe of the Badlands Interior Motel (free internet in the middle of nowhere!) waiting for the gumbo to dry out, and I just read this superb column by George Will (son of philosophy prof. Frederick L. Will). It describes a primary election process voted through last week by the clueless voters of California.
It is designed (literally, intended) to elect politicians who are "moderate" (eg., idea-free, inconsistent) and incidentally makes it impossible for parties like the Greens and the Libertarians to have candidates on November ballots.
With any luck, it will be struck down as unconstitutional.