State, local elections offer good news for democracy
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
Next November, voters will choose the next president— likely one that pits the same two candidates against each other as in 2020.
Changes in state election laws have little impact on results, new study finds
'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.
Democracy checks power; that’s why it’s in danger | Opinion
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
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
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.
The biggest threat to American democracy comes from within | Janice Ellis
Democracy isn't something we can take for granted. As the war in Ukraine shows, we have to fight for it.