Indigenous values helped shape American democracy, and now they’re helping increase Native representation.
Rubynell Walker-Barbee shares her story of service workers organizing in Georgia.
A court seen as becoming increasingly politicized in ways unpopular to the majority of Americans risks decades of reputational damage.
Despite roadblocks, the “Squad” has pushed progressive legislation, scrutinized the powerful, and changed the conversation around who gets to hold political power.
Arizona activists fighting voter suppression at home join a freedom ride reminiscent of the civil rights era.
We shouldn’t reach out to the other side just for the sake of talk or “unity.” We need to build a safe and just society for all of us.
Initial progress in Biden’s first weeks may be overshadowed by rising obstructionism, and timidity in his own party.
In the wake of an insurrection, reconstruction has always been an optimistic act of rebuilding, reimagining, and recreating our country.
President Biden’s inaugural address focused on bringing the nation together. But that won’t happen if “unity” means we revert to the way things used to be.
We can’t afford to wait 13 days until Trump is gone. The time to act is now.
There’s an easy way for Biden to help restart the U.S. economy, invest in infrastructure, and repair environmental damage: Revive the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Brazilian women are breaking into politics by joining together in collective candidacies, which allow politicians to build stronger coalitions and push for progressive change.
From its origins in snobbery and slavery to our current dilemma of equity and equality, the Electoral College represents a lot of what is wrong with our democracy.
The founders of this nation did many things, but establishing democracy was not one of them. That’s our job.
Campaign finance is part of the problem, but have you heard of the “capital strike”?
Electors thought they could vote their consciences in 2016. The Supreme Court just said “no.”
Although each state's constitution contains a right to education, state courts interpret these rights in different ways—sometimes to the detriment of children.
What should happen in the aftermath of the coronavirus?
Utah has shown both how to get more people to vote and how to overcome the political resistance that electoral reforms inevitably run into.
As an independent candidate for public office, Tiffany Bond might typically be seen as a spoiler in a conventional election. But when she ran for Congress in 2018 in Maine’s
Thom Hartmann on why we should use constitutional solutions to rescue our democracy from the agendas of billionaires and corporations.
For a branch of government originally conceived as the weakest of the three, the high court has taken much more power for itself in the past 230 years.
Congress is officially moving toward impeaching the president. But even then, it’s up to the people to keep our republic.
Efforts to end partisan gerrymandering suffered a blow in the Supreme Court, but the push to end it now moves to state legislatures, starting with North Carolina.
Twice in 20 years, a president has won office without winning the popular vote. A new movement is looking to change that.
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