Democracy

Julia Conley, staff writer
"Covid-19 has placed unprecedented strain on the multilateral system and cruelly exposed its failings. A fresh approach is urgently needed in 2021 with an unrelenting focus on justice and equality."
Kenny Stancil, staff writer
People wait in line outside the Washington Park Library to cast their ballots on the first day of in-person early voting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 20, 2020. (Photo: Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty Images)
"The court should protect the fundamental right to vote by blocking Trump's...
Kenny Stancil, staff writer
Supporters of Bolivia's leftist presidential candidate Luis Arce, of the Movement for Socialism Party, celebrate on October 19, 2020 in El Alto, Bolivia. (Photo: Gaston Brito Miserocchi/Getty Images)
"Bolivia's election not only showed the world how to defeat authoritarianism...

Further

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.”