Oregon is a pathfinder in making it easier for Americans to register and vote. It’s the first state to enact universal “Motor Voter” legislation, where the DMV automatically registers people as they apply for or renew their licenses.
The success of the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign and the failure of mega-millionaires to derail Donald Trump on the GOP side doesn't mean the Koch brothers and other big-dollar donors have been neutralized.
A court ruling concerning North Carolina's congressional districts is a striking echo of the rising call for political reforms from presidential candidates and popular movements across the country.
Johnson Controls wants to dodge U.S. taxes through a corporate inversion. What would have been the reaction if Congress knew this was coming in 2008 when the company was supporting a taxpayer bailout of the auto industry?
Die-hard segregationists hurled the accusation at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that he was an “outside agitator.” Here's how he owned that accusation, and left us a message about the value of agitators.
The year is beginning with a number of active grassroots campaigns coast to coast fighting to make American democracy fairer and to give more voice to average voters.
Inversions, promoted by Wall Street banks that pocketed $1 billion in fees, are the newest gimmick in a long-term trend that has eroded America’s corporate tax base – brought to you by a bought-off Congress.
Today gerrymandering today is a different game – played on a national scale, operating with 21st century digital efficiency, capable of overruling the popular vote. It has baked gridlock into our political system.
Recent developments around the country raise the question of whether we are beginning to see the slow, early, inchoate, piece-by-piece emergence of a new progressive period.