Democracy

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Debate
"The contrast between them couldn't be more stark and Crowley seems scared. She's fierce."
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
North Carolina State University students wait in line to vote in the primaries at Pullen Community Center on March 15, 2016 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo: Sara D. Davis/Getty Images )
Former state Supreme Court justice Bob Orr has had a change of heart thanks to...
Jon Queally, staff writer
The social media giant—which also owns and operates the popular WhatsApp,...

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.”