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Populism and democracy: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde?

The Conversation Global | Posted 11.02.2016 | Politics
The Conversation Global

Donald Trump in New Mexico. Carlo Allegri/Reuters John Keane, University of Sydney; Benjamin Moffitt, Stockholm University; Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwas...

Open Season on the Elites: Bernie Sanders Is Leading the Charge

Rich Rubino | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Democratic Presidential candidate Bernard Sanders is drawing overflow crowds. He is garnering support at the grassroots level, and is raising "eye-popping" amounts of cash from small donors. Some of his enthusiastic adherents seem to believe there is no God but Bernie Sanders.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Primary

Marianne Williamson | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics
Marianne Williamson

I am a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from California District 33. There are a little over fifteen weeks before California's primary election on June 3, and a funny thing happened over the last couple of weeks. I became a footnote!

Hillary and Pope Francis

Brent Budowsky | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

By mobilizing the nation's leading thinkers, Clinton could tap the spirit of Francis to propel the next great era of shared American prosperity.

Jason Linkins

Obama White House Faces Ironic Criticism | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Apparently, criticism of the Obama White House has reached the ironic comedy stage. Right. In a related story, with the exception of mockingbird loyalists, other birds are privately criticizing mockingbirds,

Optimizing Democracy

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Abelson

While issue after mega-issue begs in vain for wise and farsighted solutions from our fearless leaders -- politically-engaged citizens shake their heads in disgust and disbelief.