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State, local elections offer good news for democracy

BY: - November 11, 2023

The result of the 2023 elections could be to make future elections, including the 2024 presidential contest, freer and fairer.

One year out: how a free and fair 2024 presidential election could be under threat

BY: - November 6, 2023

Next November, voters will choose the next president— likely one that pits the same two candidates against each other as in 2020. 

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Changes in state election laws have little impact on results, new study finds

BY: - July 17, 2023

'I would like the public discussion of these issues to be less partisan. It’s the only way forward beyond the voting wars,' a Penn prof said.

U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH) (2nd L) and Chair of Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), is led away by a member of the U.S. Capitol Police during a protest at Hart Senate Office Building July 15, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The activists participate in a civil disobedience in response to “numerous voter restriction laws being passed in states across the country, as well as Senate Republicans’ refusal to engage meaningfully in drafting federal legislation to ensure that every American has equal access and opportunity to vote.” Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images.

Democracy checks power; that’s why it’s in danger | Opinion

BY: - April 14, 2023

Democracy’s value to the people isn’t just a vote, it’s a stake in the ever-changing human power dynamic.


The rightwing assault hits close to home | Ruth Conniff

BY: - July 21, 2022

The attacks on our democracy and our civil society have escalated to the point where we have to start taking these things personally.


We have the tools to build an extraordinary civilization. We ought to use them | David DeWitt

BY: - May 1, 2022

We must cleanse the toxins in the bloodstream of America's body politic, and move toward a vision of something equitable, just, verdant, and prosperous for all of us.

What we see happening in Ukraine and the threats to other democracies, should motivate and inspire us to fight for and protect our democracy (photo by tumsasedgars/iStock Images).

The biggest threat to American democracy comes from within | Janice Ellis

BY: - April 5, 2022

Democracy isn't something we can take for granted. As the war in Ukraine shows, we have to fight for it.