A fascinating examination of the politics of racial and social inequality in the United States.
In the final days of the midterm campaign, shadowy outside groups that wield heavy influence but don't disclose their donors are spending tens of millions of dollars on attack ads, mailers, and negative automated telephone calls aimed at tipping the balance in tight races across the nation
There is one issue that subsumes all other issues, upon which all other issues depend – and that is restoring democracy itself.
By Jamie D. Raskin Washington Post The Senate’s failure to advance a constitutional amendment to reverseCitizens United leaves campaign finance reform stranded, even thoughmost citizens want to stop corporate chief executives from spending their companies’ cash in political races. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court’s 5 to 4 decision from 2010 has turned every corporate treasury in the United...
For a corporation to manipulate a municipal election on this scale should be illegal.
Resistance will begin locally with communities organizing to form autonomous groups that practice direct democracy outside the formal power structures, including the two main political parties. These groups will have to address issues such as food security, education, local governance, economic cooperation and consumption. And they will have to sever...
The Tarheel State is the case study for how devastating the Supreme Court’s gutting of the Voting Rights Act has been.
The US should take a serious look at the systematic approach Scotland has taken to boosting turnout and voter engagement. This is what democracy looks like.
If a soda tax can’t pass in the most progressive city in America, it can’t pass anywhere.