"Democracy is not a spectator sport, it’s a participatory event. If we don’t participate in it, it ceases to be a democracy."
September 24, 2018
The right to vote is enshrined in the Constitution, but how to exercise that right differs across the country. From registration deadlines to IDs, states make a number of decisions that together create a voting system more convenient or burdensome for their residents. These decisions can go on to influence whether a ballot is cast at all.
Via: Washington Post
September 23, 2018
”The moral and ethics of these siblings have trumped, so to speak, what would normally be the loyalty of a family, and that’s something to be applauded in the hopes that this will spread across America so that we know the answer to the question, ‘What is America gonna stand for?'” said political strategist Peter Emerson.
Via: NBC News
September 22, 2018
Democracy is stubborn. It raises our gaze. It is the system that best enshrines the unshakable human desire to be free. Athens reminds us of that. America reminds us of that. It fails. It falls short of John Winthrop’s “city upon a hill.” It strives still to fail better.
Via: New York Times