Open primaries, early voting and automatic voter registration are key steps that states can take, according to the progressive think tank co-founded by Jane Sanders, the wife of Sen. Bernie Sanders.
In establishing a centralized government, American elites struggled to find a balance between a top-down system and a system of the people. The arguments that raged in the late 18th century linger with us today.
We must make sure our democracy doesn’t ever again elect a candidate who loses the popular vote. That means making the Electoral College inconsequential.
Many Democrats and progressives want Donald Trump removed from office for understandable reasons. But the “Russia thing” could end with dire consequences, says journalist Robert Parry.
The president and his advisers hoped that the dismissal of the FBI director would end their "Russiagate" ordeal, but it might have only fanned the flames.
The Wall Street takeover of Washington, D.C., and the related imperial agenda of the “Pentagon System” were advanced more effectively by the nation’s first black president than they could have been by white Republicans such as John McCain or Mitt Romney.
Our Ear to the Ground section was filled with election news this year, of course. The most-read posts, however, were less about the outcome than about activism inspired by the democratic process.