A more democratic and equal election system is the first step toward a more democratic and equal economy.
From campaign finance reform to protecting small business, Tuesday's elections had a few big victories.
Early results show Seattle passing the Honest Elections ballot initiative. Voters will receive four $25 “democracy vouchers” every election year, which they can donate to the campaign of their choice.
The criticism aimed at Marissa Johnson and Mara Willaford has ranged from the deeply piercing to the explicitly racist. But what they did was necessary, a welcome harbinger of more direct disruption.
Can the Left and Right Unite to End Corporate Rule? An Interview with Ralph Nader and Daniel McCarthy
Partisan gridlock keeps the focus on the fight—but we might have some radical ideas in common.
North Dakota Has a Unique Law Protecting Locally Owned Pharmacies—But This Ballot Measure Could Wipe It Out
In the far north of the Great Plains, you have to be a pharmacist to own a pharmacy. Next week, voters could overturn that rule—putting the state's thriving independent drugstores at risk.
Next Week Oregon, Alaska, and D.C. Vote on Recreational Pot—And It’s About More Than Just Getting High
If those three measures pass, more states will be added to the list of places where healing from the drug war can begin, places where people will no longer face jail time because of a little nugget in their pockets.
“Dollarocracy” examines innovations in other democratic nations to solve our money-in-politics crisis.
The McCutcheon decision will boost the political power of the one percent at the expense of the rest of us. But it also adds to the urgency of the movement that's working to take back our democracy.
In 2013, 46 states introduced 237 bills designed to make voting easier, while restrictive measures were introduced in only 33.
At a time when politicians spend more time fundraising than making policy, the New Hampshire Rebellion aims to make political corruption the number-one issue in the 2016 election cycle.
Despite a recent Supreme Court ruling that hurt the Voting Rights Act, it's far from dead. Meanwhile, popular movements to defend voting rights are gathering momentum.
Civil rights advocates are calling the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder “a dagger in the heart of the Voting Rights Act” and “a call to action.”
Eight in ten Americans oppose the Supreme Court ruling, which allows unlimited corporate spending on U.S. elections. Delaware is the latest state to demand that Congress step in and overturn it.
Academy Award-winners are selected by algorithms that allow voters to rank candidates in order of preference, selecting backups if their first choices lose. What if we elected our leaders that way?
The movement to overturn Citizens United might just make 2012’s record election spending into the end of an era.
Your favored candidates may be outspent, but if they out-organize, they may be able to prevail.
What we can do right now to strengthen our democracy.
For corporations, paying for tax breaks is still the best investment around.
The infamous Citizens United decision was the result of a decades-long corporate campaign.
Burlington’s success with instant runoff voting (IRV) is a model of a clean, open debate. Is it time to take it to the national level?
In the 2004 election, more than 3 million ballots were never counted. Palast explains where they went, but also provides an example of hopeful voting reform in New Mexico.
In danger of losing their vote and voice, Americans are demanding a return to the founding principles.
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