Jake Grumbach’s book “Laboratories against Democracy: How National Parties Transformed State Politics” is out now from Princeton University Press.
Articles by DC Authors
DC Authors articles from Democracy Chronicles writers across the globe are colleced here. And take a look at DC's Author Central page for more information about the writers and even inquire about getting involved yourself. Together, they help cover free and fair elections on every continent with a focus on American democracy.
Mass Shootings: Time To Ramp Up Citizen Action
Those controlling the levers of power need to be confronted on these issues and made uncomfortable enough so that they can act.
Harnessing The Power Of “We The People” On Independence Day
Democracy does not have a singular definition, which is one of the things that makes it so interesting to me — and undoubtedly to many of you.
Florida Doesn’t Need a Speech Czar
Full disclosure: I’m a liberal Democrat. So, I won’t be sending in my vote-by-mail ballot for Ron DeSantis in November. Nor will I vote for him in 2024.
Introducing: When The People Decide
Several activists and average citizens have changed their communities and the country by taking important issues directly to votes.
Democracy’s Summer Blockbusters
The summer will be legally and politically charged particularly with the January 6 committee hearings scheduled to begin June 9.
Can American Democracy Have Nice Things?
Universal voting would be the surest way to protect against voter suppression and the active disenfranchisement of a large share of our citizens.
PODCAST: Baby Boomers And American Gerontocracy
Older and younger voters are increasingly at odds: Republicans as a whole skew gray-haired, and within the Democratis, the left-leaning youth vote.
A Dangerous Reprise Of American Exceptionalism In Ukraine
The stakes are too high to cave into Putin’s phantasmatic imperial play, and too high to believe that this war can be won by arming Ukrainians.
On The Coming End Of Roe v. Wade
Anyone who says that the evolution of law has nothing to do with politics is either very corrupt or very stupid. Laws evolved through the centuries.