Democracy

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
D.C. statehood supporters march to the Lincoln Memorial for the rally to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. (Photo: Bill Clark/Getty Images)
"Make no mistake: one of the many ways our country has silenced Black voices and suppressed Black votes has been by preventing D.C. statehood."
Jake Johnson, staff writer
The president is "laying the groundwork for an election challenge," warned...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Residents cast votes at St. Paul Methodist Church November 5, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Jefferson County has a population of roughly 767,000 and will have just one...

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.”