Democracy

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Fighting to protect dark money. Attacking federal efforts to rein in carbon pollution. Undermining local democracy. These are just some of the " hot topics " on the agenda this week as conservative lawmakers, corporate lobbyists, and top GOP candidates from around the country gather in San Diego for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
A protester shouts slogans during a rally organised by the country's biggest public sector union, marking a 24-hour strike in Athens on Wednesday. (Photo: Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis)
Update (5 pm EDT): "The scene in Athens is explosive," King's College London...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Rights groups are taking the North Carolina government to court over what's been described as "the most sweeping anti-voter law in decades." (Photo: SEIU/cc/flickr)
In what has become ground zero in the national fight against voter suppression...