Friday, May 20, 2022

Tag: democracy

‘A shameful distinction:’ US ranked world’s biggest perpetrator of financial secrecy

"These rankings show how corrupt actors are weaponizing our financial system against democracy here and abroad."

New book argues mandatory voting will fulfill America’s promise of democracy

Miles Rapoport and E.J. Dionne say a healthier political culture and more representative government will result when all eligible citizens vote.

A five-alarm emergency for democracy

The GOP’s voter suppression laws are working. They need to be stopped before more states adopt them.

How we stop a gerrymandering catastrophe

Our best shot at saving our democracy is right now. It’s time to act.

It’s time to take inspiration from Ukraine and double down on...

We can do far more to support pro-democracy activists and movements.

When billionaires don’t pay taxes, people ‘lose faith in democracy’

The rich can live lavishly by employing a technique known as “Buy, Borrow, Die,” in which they buy or build assets, borrow against them and then avoid estate and gift taxes when they die.

How does the majority rule without a functional majority? Or defeat...

Majority rule is both a rational philosophy, honoring the universality of human dignity, plus the core western political value for decision-making.

From the kingpins of private equity, a new dagger to democracy

Profit maximizing in the newspaper industry is corroding the knowledge base that sustains government by the people.

Should we disrupt the Democratic Party or try to take it...

“There are all sorts of things that have to be done in electoral politics, but movements have a distinctive contribution to make in order to create substantial democracy.”

Should fighting for democracy take priority over building powerful social movements?

Activists throughout history have put social movement work on hold for the electoral arena.


Looks like another ‘bad blue’ just bit the dust

Jamie McLeod-Skinner, as the replacement for Bad Blue Kurt Schrader, would not be beholden to any of the many corporate PACs that supported him.

Former Minneapolis cop pleads guilty to manslaughter during George Floyd arrest

“His acknowledgment he did something wrong is an important step toward healing the wounds of the Floyd family, our community, and the nation."

New research could lead to solar panels that work at night

“We do not yet have the miracle material that will make the thermoradiative diode an everyday reality, but we made a proof of principle and are eager to see how much we can improve on this result in the coming years.”

How America can stop violence against health care workers

“The severity seems to keep going up. It doesn’t go down.”

As the planet warms, let’s be clear: We are sacrificing lives for profits

Climate change is the result of a deadly calculus: human lives are worth risking and even losing over the profits of global corporations.