The Swiss model is highly regarded as one of the best models of democracy in the Western world. It is a highly unusual system where citizens themselves go to the polls and directly vote on referendums.
As the partisan divide in the House of Representatives and the Senate intensifies, is there anything that could be done to combat the intensely partisan atmosphere that has poisoned Washington over the past years?
Many startup companies are trying to develop election technologies today. Among the newest and most exciting of the next generation of technologies is known as blockchain voting, the same technology behind the digital currency Bitcoin.
In an effort to get more transparency over the role of money in the political process and combat what is known as “dark money,” many states have passed laws that require political donors to reveal more key information.
If the Republican party in Alabama thinks that felons are to blame for their loss they should take a look in the mirror and do some self-reflecting. What is truly required is for them to rethink their strategy.
People shouldn’t have to worry about being bullied for making political donations to a candidate they chose, but on the other hand there should be a counter balance to be able to see where monetary donations to political candidates come from.
A study conducted by Yale University has shown that people participating in elections do not necessarily make good citizens. While the study shows that there are some who vote that remain law abiding, the rest of the population does not.
The process of gerrymandering has become extremely political with politicians being able to draw those maps, and largely to the favor for the political party in the majority.
Following through on a long-desired promise to have a country of their own Kurds in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and Syria have finally been able to place votes for independence.
In response to a resurgent Russia and an ongoing threat from ISIS, EU countries and Sweden are proposing an increase in military budgets.