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Iris Ton

China and Hong Kong will be struggling for many years to determine exactly what “one country, two systems” really means. Read more

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An ode to our founder’s fierce advocacy for direct democracy by the everyday working people of this country. Read more

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Mckayla Wilkes for Congress

Several have already emerged as buzz-worthy challengers. Read more

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They join a growing push to change one of the most unfair voting maps in the country. Read more

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Brooks, Noah, 1830-1903

In the current political era, many people are trying to understand how to make our democracy function better (or even at all). Read more

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Taher Husaink

With his re-election, rightwing populists of various stripes are firmly in charge of many of the world’s largest democracies. Read more

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The election of a progressive woman in this deeply conservative central European state is as surprising as it is welcome. Who is Zuzana Čaputová, and does her win suggest a broader movement against worldwide populism? Read more

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Elizabeth Warren

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Elizabeth Warren, by taking a stand for a democracy solution, sparked a much-needed debate and spread the word about a concrete policy that Americans can immediately act on. Read more

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Oregon DOT

The transition to renewable energy envisioned in the Green New Deal holds the potential for a radical decentralization of power, not the top-down control Mitch McConnell claims. Read more

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Bret Hartman

The modern-day campaign trail is like interviewing someone for a software engineering job but spending the entire time on how to make a convincing curry. Read more

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An excerpt from a new collection of writings by E.B. White. Read more

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In one scenario, courts could affirm the gerrymandered map, extend the Republican legislature’s power grab, and allow it to lock itself in power for the foreseeable future. Read more

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What happens when a political party is able to capture and maintain power at all costs? Read more

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dori@merr.info

Republican state officials have passed legislation limiting the powers of the Attorney General and Governor-elect. Read more

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Michael Vadon

There are all kinds of bad things in the Wisconsin Republicans’ just-passed power-grab legislation. Read more

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“No person shall be…subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb…”—the Fifth Amendment. Read more

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Trump voters in swing states say they want populist reforms, and have enacted progressive change via ballot initiatives Read more

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CA: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fundraiser and rally in Los Angeles

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talks about her win and what inspires her going forward. Read more

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