Democracy

Common Dreams staff
The unsigned article of impeachment is pictured before a ceremony in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on January 13, 2021. (Photo: Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
"The Senate must now move as quickly as possible to convict, remove, and disqualify Trump from ever seeking federal office again."
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Rep. Mikie Sherrill on Wednesday demanded an investigation of Republican lawmakers who she said gave "reconnaissance" tours of the U.S. Capitol the day before it was attacked by supporters of President Donald Trump. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call/Getty Images)
"Those members who attempted to help our president undermine our democracy, I'm...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Image from Public Citizen's new analysis "Bankrolling the Disenfranchisers."
"In public, corporate America says it's disgusted. But behind the scenes,...

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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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