On Democracy

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Does responsible leadership require a responsible electorate in a democracy?

The Sarah Palin Gravy Train

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Sarah Palin’s new paid video service shows how perverse incentives are damaging Republican politics.

Yes It’s Possible To Be A Successful President

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Rumors of the death of American democracy are greatly exaggerated.

“Name-calling is lazy & the refuge of the uninformed and prejudiced”

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Stop Calling Ann Coulter Names. Seriously.

Our Old Congress

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Congress is older than ever these days and that could pose problems for our democracy.

Prone to Mistakes? So Was Plato

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Michael Amity notes that even one of our greatest thinkers blundered.

Bulgaria is Nothing

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Vladi sees the problems, but like many faced with the need for huge social reform; he is also unable to find the answers alone.

I am a Ukrainian: A Protest Video

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Coming out of the current unrest in Ukraine this video looks to bring the reality of the protests to the eyes of the world.

More Early Voting Please

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Early voting’s opponents often show a shocking lack of knowledge about how our democracy actually works.

After Three Years of Turmoil, Tunisia has the Arab World’s Most Progressive Constitution

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Tunisia has taken a massive step forward in consolidating its democratic transition.

What Americans Could Achieve if We Banded Together Like We Did to Deport Justin Bieber

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Too often we assume our politicians know or care what we care about. “We the People” have spoken. Can we get a redo?

The Coming Battle Over Voter ID

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A judge in Pennsylvania has thrown out Pennsylvania’s controversial voter ID law setting the stage for the Supreme Court to tackle the issue.

Goodness and the Sliding Scale of Time

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“Yesterdays goodness isn’t good enough”, says Jackie Summers

In Politics, Voting is Just the Start

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Terry McAuliffe’s likely win in Virginia’s race for governor shows how if you want to influence politics, voting is just the start.

5 Lessons My Kids Learned From the Government Shutdown

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Kyle Wiley made the most of the government shutdown by using it as a teaching tool for his two young children.

The Way Millennials Give, and Why it Should Concern Us

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Millenials give to charity in dramatically different ways than their predecessors.