I thought I would ring in the new year with a little of both.
First, the good news. We may yet abolish the Electoral College with the “National Popular Vote” initiative, which has already passed in one state. If this actually works, it will be a great boon to the election process. Of course, they might still be rigged, but we try to assume they are not.
And now the bad news. Don’t try to adopt any kids if you’re an atheist. The courts won’t like you.