There is evidence that students today, perhaps sensing the alternative narrative of cooperative excellence, are looking for something different than the elite-making system. Their aspirations could fire a movement for democratizing reform.
If Massachusetts legislators want to double the contribution limits in state politics, they should, in the light of day, create a stand-alone bill to do that and try to pass it. But, they should not bury it in a disclosure bill and call it reform.
Are we becoming a more polarized people? Media coverage generally reinforces what is most conflicted about our politics. This adds up to a highly polarized and dysfunctional national politics.
Ideally, USAID and other donors should make sustainability an umbrella aspect of their political, social, and economic development programming.
I had barely touched down in California when it was time to take off again. This time, to Detroit, to attend Netroots Nation, billed as the United States' biggest annual gathering of progressive activists, organizers and online social justice innovators.
What if jury service made you a better citizen? New social science research on juries and democratic engagement makes exactly that argument. Like an immunity boost for our civic constitution, jury service appears to ward off civic apathy.
Like all of you I can't ignore what's happening in our country and in our world. Except for the stock market, the financial outlook for most people ...
Higher education today embodies individualistic, hypercompetitive achievement norms which contribute to inequality in a number of ways. And it has enormous, if often unacknowledged, power shaping career plans of its students and helping to authorize "what counts" in the intellectual life of the nation.
Apart from passionate support for their national sports teams, hatred of government corruption and "crony capitalism" is one of the few issues that unite all social groups in developing countries.
How does "getting together" actually unify and strengthen, rather than scatter, a given movement for social change?
Just as Gutenberg did not anticipate his press would promote literacy, mass media, and eventually enable the rise of Twitter, today's technological developments have immeasurable possibilities.
At age 53, the reformist Jakarta governor, Joko Widodo -- or 'Jokowi' -- is very likely to become Indonesia's next president.
Thi Quang Lam, a former general in the South Vietnamese army talks about issues related to contemporary Vietnam and its growing unrest, spurred in large part by China's aggression and Hanoi's muted response.
There is very little "free" about the market in Rangoon.
Although I think the founders didn't mean to exclude women, I know they didn't mean to include corporations. Religious freedom does not include the right to deny your employees contraception.
As we observe the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, we will hear a common refrain: We still have a long way to go toward realizing Dr. King's Dream.