What Does Sony’s Pulling ‘The Interview’ Mean for Free Speech?

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Matthew Rozsa believes North Korea’s threat to Sony challenges the very essence of our democratic freedoms.

Who Wants to Get Something Done in DC? Anyone?

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Getting anything done in Washington seems impossible. Up to us to demand work and results from our representatives, which will only get done with cooperation.

Julian Casablancas Wants You to Engage in Our Democracy

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With mid term turnout the lowest in 70 years, engaging, energizing and mobilizing young people into the political process is critical, and artists are key.

Happy Election Day!

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Yes I know you’re busy, but you still need to go vote.

Hong Kong Leaders in Lockstep Against Divided Protesters

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Almost exactly a week after an infamous incident of police brutality against demonstrating students lit a fire under the Occupy Central campaign, the so-called umbrella movement is now facing another assault.

Hong Kong Protests Push for Greater Democracy

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The growing protests in Hong Kong have gripped the world’s attention.

They want Everyone to Vote, Except You, You and You!

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Democracy only works when most people vote and participate. Voting should be encouraged, facilitated, easy, and free from coercion and fraud.

Bill Maher: Is ISIS a Real Threat to the US or a Fool’s Errand?

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Are we repeating a failed foreign policy and wasting immense resources (blood and treasure) better spent on challenges of Climate Change, Unemployment, Income Inequality, Education,Economic Growth…?

Shadow of Military Looms Large Over Pakistan Street Protests

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As anti-government demonstrators take to the streets, are darker forces moving against Pakistan’s first democratically elected leader?

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.