Founded shortly before the historic 2008 election, Frontloading HQ focuses its incisive attentions on the big questions of national politics, such as the ups and downs of presidential elections and the shifting rules that govern the Democratic and Republican nomination processes. A current, ongoing series of posts, for instance, has examined the Republican delegate allocation rules by state as the RNC recalibrated its policies among the high winds of the primary season. Recent posts in this vein examined the winner-take-all primary in Nebraska, the winner-take-most primary in Indiana, and many others, paying special attention to what is changing in the ways the political parties count votes, and how this contributes to shifts in how democracy plays out on the national stage. Readers will also find colorful and informative electoral college maps from previous elections, as well as a blog archive with well over a thousand entries dating back nearly a decade. For readers who want to understand the underpinnings of the our national politics, this blog by political scientist Josh Putnam can provide the details and analysis.