Editor, Times-Union:

Whatever color the House of Representatives shifts to in future elections whether a red Republican majority or a blue Democratic majority or even a purple centrist majority. It should always command a 222 or higher majority (51.0% + rule) in order to control that body of Congress instead of the current 218-simple majority rule. It is also high time that other parties or members of the political spectrum start making their way into that body of Congress whether Libertarian, Federalist, Green, etc. Whether they make up part of the governing majority or become the governing majority themselves.

Alexander Houze