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March 21, 2023 5:30 am

The Progressive Case for Free Speech

If we believe in democracy, we must protect everyone’s right to say things we despise.
Bill Lueders
March 9, 2023 5:30 am

Want to Stop Extremists from Becoming President? Try Primary Runoffs

It’s a way to ensure that winners receive majority support—and that fringe candidates won't cruise to victory on pluralities alone.
Charles S. Bullock III and Loch K. Johnson
March 6, 2023 5:30 am

‘James Madison’s Vision of Pluralism’

Freedom and faction.
David French
March 1, 2023 5:30 am

How ‘Final Five Voting’ Can Help Save Democracy

By eliminating party primaries and using an instant runoff process, this reform would help reduce the scourge of negative partisanship.
Katherine Gehl
January 26, 2023 5:30 am

Could the ‘Dignity Index’ Help Make Our Politics More Civil?

The incentives in our political culture don’t give a lot of reason to be optimistic.
Theodore R. Johnson
January 19, 2023 5:30 am

Americans Deserve a House of Representatives That Better Represents Them

A right-wing minority has outsized power in the House today. With proportional representation, that problem would be much less likely.
Ben Raderstorf and Beau Tremitiere
January 12, 2023 5:30 am

Don’t Call the Brazil Insurrection ‘Anti-Democratic’

The new threat isn’t fascists. It’s dupes who think they’re fighting for democracy.
William Saletan
January 5, 2023 8:01 am

Pennsylvania’s New Dem Gov. Picks Republican to Oversee State Elections

Josh Shapiro, the moderate who defeated Doug Mastriano, fulfills his pledge to make a pro-democracy pick.
Jim Swift
January 5, 2023 5:25 am

Phantom Candidates and Ghost Newspapers

What the election of George Santos reveals about the catastrophic collapse of local news.
Steven Waldman
December 14, 2022 5:30 am

Clock Is Ticking on Chance to Fix the Electoral Count Act

Reforms likely to be folded into the spending bill, but disagreements remain between the House and Senate versions.
Joe Perticone