Outsider parties can have an effect on electoral outcomes aside from being labeled spoilers. But they almost never change the two-party dynamic.
Despite roadblocks, the “Squad” has pushed progressive legislation, scrutinized the powerful, and changed the conversation around who gets to hold political power.
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Democrats don’t seem too worried about the current Republican war on voting rights. They should be.
Despite harsh, discriminatory conditions, countless deaf women fought with brilliance and dedication for personal and professional recognition, including for the right to vote.
Instead of insisting on superlatives amidst spiking inequalities and insurgent fascism, we should be striving toward policies that are socially responsible and work to establish decent baselines.
With one political party standing in support of a violent insurrection, we need better solutions than just “reconciliation.”
Not if it sends a message to future presidents.
The U.S. finds itself in a different place and time than postwar Germany, but the challenge is similar.
Organizing around the Census and the election amplified the voice and visibility of Asian Americans in Texas. And visibility is the key to creating belonging in a robust democracy.
Brazilian women are breaking into politics by joining together in collective candidacies, which allow politicians to build stronger coalitions and push for progressive change.
“Strategic discrimination” is a subtle yet pervasive behavior that keeps people from voting for women and people of color.
Federal law enforcement is concerned that the violent opposition to civil rights demonstrations and pandemic safety measures may foreshadow violence on Election Day or soon after. West Virginia officials are downplaying the threat.
“We have every right to do our jobs and represent our communities without fearing for our safety.”
The founders of this nation did many things, but establishing democracy was not one of them. That’s our job.
With Trump and Senate Republicans planning to push through a successor to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, it’s an open question if American democracy can survive.