Unless we recognize the role of social and economic disparities in a democracy, we will wonder why legislation does not always reflect the preferences of the majority.
If Japan's opposition parties fail to mobilize voters, checks and balances will continue to erode.
The American democracy is stable enough to last through a rocky four years, but the possibility of setting an authoritarian precedent is quite a threat.
Coalitions like the Interfaith Forum in Providence can serve as an important first step in the organization of political advocacy groups.
The vote of Anthony Kennedy may be the only chance we have to save the most indispensable function of our representative democracy.
Ongoing uncooperative localism is essential for supporting marginalized communities.
Elected officials on lower levels of government around are also capable of acting as "baby Trumps," like LePage in Maine.
Alternative facts are not anti-democratic; they're anti-liberal.
Student groups that care about policy often prioritize specific policy issues over the general wellbeing of democracy as a whole.
Senegal president Sall has worked within the parameters of government to manipulate the power balance in his favor.