Articles tagged with democracy

William Hogeland

As soon as there was a Constitution, fights about its meaning began.

Gore Vidal

Without campaign-finance reform it is difficult to see how America’s problems can even be addressed, much less dealt with.

Tom Hayden

The Port Huron Statement’s core message is timeless but not dogmatic: we all need participatory democracy.

Under the Influence
Martin Gilens

Democracy requires that all citizens—rich and poor alike—have influence over the policies their government adopts.

inner democrat
Anthony Fowler Michele Margolis

How informing the voters helps the democrats.

JC Tennessean
U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper

In politics as in life, you get what you pay for. In politics today, taxpayers are hiring mediocre talent, candidates who think their job is to duck the big policy issues in order to get elected and reelected.

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Edward S. Steinfeld

Though there has been no “Chinese Spring,” in fundamental institutional, organizational, and behavioral terms, it would be hard to describe what has transpired in China over the past twenty years as anything but a revolution.

Boston Review

Opinion essays by Stanford University professors exploring key issues raised by Occupy.

Fox in the Henhouse
David B. Grusky

If we’re serious about reducing inequality, we need to do more than raise taxes on the rich. We need to correct the market failures in labor and education that generate it.

Amitai Etzioni

A golden opportunity in Egypt's "constitutional moment."