E.J. Dionne, Jr. is happy that his home state, Maryland, is on the brink of passing a law that commits its ten electors to the winner of the national popular vote, should states with 270 electoral votes agree to do so. This is an end run around the constitutional amendment process, which is, of course, much more cumbersome and in which small states, "overrepresented" in the E.C., are likely to pose barriers.
For Dionne, it’s all about democracy. Not federalism. Not republicanism.
Next thing you know, he’ll propose abolishing judicial review and the Bill of Rights. Other countries get along just fine without them too.