Given our candidate-centric culture, how do parties continue to provide value to their candidates? What will their role be in the future of politics?
American Democracy Originals
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Biases toward female politicians remain real in America. The Woodrow Wilson Center held a program to examine these public biases and the effect they have.
When people become voiceless and powerless, it damages democracy and poisons politics. The press is always there to speak for the voiceless.
Do the systemic weaknesses revealed by recent pressures on the U.S. Constitution require fundamental change in how the Constitution is interpreted and implemented?
A law implemented by Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is over-stringent, many think. Putting close to 53,000 voters registration on hold.
The disenfranchisement of felons has silenced the voices of such a huge number of citizens that it impacts the balance of power in Florida and beyond.
A campaign of voter suppression is being implemented by Brian Kemp, Georgia’s Secretary of State, who is also the Republican nominee for governor.
North Dakota passed a law that will stop homeless Native Americans from voting due to lack of proof of residency. The whole episode is a tragedy.
Freedom of speech and the rule of law are enshrined in the American Constitution but a specific “right to vote” was not directly mentioned by our forefathers.
For federal and state office in the November 2018 midterm elections, there is only one candidate with the word “socialist” next to his or her name.