Nika Knight, staff writer
"We the people"
A Republican elector has become the first of his party to join an unprecedented Electoral College revolt against President-elect Donald Trump, an effort led by eight Democratic electors that seeks to block the looming far-right administration from taking power in January. The Democratic electors have sought to throw their support behind an...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
As Hillary Clinton's lead in the popular vote now passes the 2 million mark, a...
Nika Knight, staff writer
Donald Trump
As the right-wing specter of a Donald Trump presidency looms, Democratic...


Sick of our electoral debacle? Check out Iceland, where the radical Pirate Party is improbably poised to win their election with a quarter of Icelanders' support, more than any other party. Riding a wave of post-Panama-Papers rage at corrupt business as usual, the Pirates would reject the two governing parties to form a coalition with small progressive ones to work for direct democracy, free speech and transparency. Their rubric: “We are not here to gain power. We are here to distribute power.”
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