In today's America, when it comes to public education, have we allowed our five-digit zip codes to become the equivalent of a lottery ticket to a better future? Is this really who we wish to be?
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A recent poll by Hart Research found that 85 percent of Americans say corporations have too much influence on our democracy.
Both limiting access to voting and allowing fraudulent votes undercut determination of the "consent of the governed." Unfortunately, those two goals clash in many policymakers' minds.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is coming up. But this weekend also brings us another important, albeit far less happy, moment in our Nation's history: the ratification of the 18th Amendment.
While these are all good suggestions that I hope will someday be the law of our land, there's a problem we need to get to first: the desecration of our national anthem.
Whether you think Barack Obama's problem is spinelessness, naiveté, lack of principle, chronic centrism, Rupert Murdoch - or whatever, two things ar...
Currently, 30 states have amendments in their constitutions that unequivocally ban same-sex marriage. While we have faith that these states may adopt ...
When historians look back on the 2010 election, it will be remembered for three things -- a bad economy, the rise of the Tea Party, and the undertow of anonymous corporate money. Time for a pro-democracy Tea Party.
Mandatory insurance takes what's wrong with health insurance and makes it worse. It means higher costs, less incentive to please patients, and the prohibition of affordable insurance plans.
The 18th Amendment will fundamentally transform Sri Lanka's political system; Its effect will be to remove vital checks on Executive power and further undermine Sri Lanka's democracy.
The press has been reporting hints from a few top Republicans about repealing the 14th Amendment. The press read it wrong. The Republicans want to repeal the 1st and 4th Amendments!
GOP Senators proposed some creative amendments to tack onto the Health Care Reform bill in an effort to derail the momentum of its passage. These ame...
In light of the Citizens United decision, people are demanding a transformation. With our passion and energy we can build a popular movement to co-create the democracy we've been promised.
Representatives must remain dependent upon citizens, not upon special interests, and the Supreme Court has made that practically impossible. Only an amendment can reverse this now.
Americans supposedly embraced change in the 2008 election, but we have devoted little effort to the most fundamental political change we can adopt: amending the Constitution.
A constitutional ban on deficits could prevent Washington from responding to emergencies of all kinds. In truth, we don't need a balanced federal budget -- we need a disciplined federal budget.
By giving corporations the power to buy our politicians, the Supreme Court may have unintentionally sparked a grassroots wildfire that will turn our corporatocracy into a true democracy.
There's a bill to provide public funding of elections. There's even a bill to limit corporate speech in elections. All good. But we're facing what may be an historic opportunity to do much more.
In 1993, Sen. Patrick Daniel Moynihan (D-N.Y.) described how U.S. society was "defining deviancy down." Nowhere is this more evident than in the conduct of our increasingly lawless national elections.
Here's a 10 point guide to an absurd, abstract, unprincipled, historic game-changer of a decision on Citizens v. United.
The problem in our democracy is not diversity; the problem is a Congress dependent upon the fundraisers. The problem is not corporate speech. The problem is the fundraising Congress.
Post Citizens United vs. FEC, Americans should be less concerned with who spends money on campaigns and more concerned by ill-informed citizens who enable that spending to have a profound effect.
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) wants to amend the Constitution to restrict the free speech rights of corporations after last week's landmark Supreme Court ...
A broad coalition of groups are joining together to push the drive for a Constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizen's United decision, while supporting legislation to limit the Court's ruling.
The vast majority of Americans do not believe that their government is "dependent upon the People." The vast majority believes the government is dependent upon money. This has to change.
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