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Electoral Process

Crimea's Technically Flawed Referendum

David L. Phillips | Posted 03.19.2014 | World
David L. Phillips

The referendum in Crimea was neither an exercise in democracy, consulting Crimeans on important decisions about their future; nor was it an effective conflict management tool, distributing power between competing interests.

Americans Elect: The Future of U.S. Democracy

Michael Eisner | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Michael Eisner

America has always prided itself on being a forward-looking nation. Yet our election system is mired in the past. We can rescue our election system from the horse-and-buggy era and infuse it with the dynamism of our digital age. It's happening now.

Jason Linkins

Ron Paul Caucus Strategy Looks Up From Inside

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

We've spent a lot of time talking about Ron Paul's "caucus strategy" approach to the GOP nomination season, but haven't really been able to illustrate...

The Supreme Joy of Citizens United

Jim Worth | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Jim Worth

Let's reverse the damage the Supreme Court's decision has done to our electoral process and make our individual votes count just as our forefather's intended.

There Is Only One Issue In America

Steven Van Zandt | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics
Steven Van Zandt

Yes, we can demonstrate. We can march. We can write and sign petitions to our representatives. We can occupy. But the truth is, other than the value of venting, we're wasting our time.

Campaign Finance Outrage: Democracy for the Highest Bidder

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Corporations can now directly intervene in campaigns with candidate-specific ads. The only requirement remaining is that they not be coordinated with a campaign. But that's a requirement more of form than substance.

Cal Prop. 8 and Direct Democracy "Run Amok"

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Let Prop. 8 be the impetus by which Californians reestablish some sanity to the initiative process.

How to Stop the Rigging of Election '08

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

The issues of ACORN and voter fraud are a smokescreen designed to cover a much more serious issue with a long and ugly history: the suppression of the vote of groups that tend to vote Democratic.