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Democracy Reform

A Second Front for Democracy Reform

Christopher T. Gates | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Christopher T. Gates

Addressing this core dysfunction of our democracy is about as all-American a cause as you can find in today's polarized political environment. And it is due time for all of us to come together and fix it.

How Was 91 Percent of Congress Re-Elected Despite a 10 Percent Approval Rating?

Todd Phillips | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Todd Phillips

As is typically the case, the race for the presidency dominated the news headlines throughout the election cycle. But in our system of government, the presidency is not where the real power lies -- the real power lies with Congress.

It's the Need for Campaign Contributions That's the Problem

Todd Phillips | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Todd Phillips

Money is merely a symptom of the root problems of disconnect -- nearly all of the problems with our government can be traced back to the disconnect between citizens and the government.

How Negative Political Campaigning Is Crippling America

Todd Phillips | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Todd Phillips

Negative campaigning prevents many good candidates from entering politics and leaves us with candidates who are comfortable with conflict. Government becomes populated with people who are primed for conflict, which causes deadlocks and paralysis.