News and Features
For a long time on Capitol Hill, no one was interested in lobbying reform. Now everybody wants to get in on the act.
Democratic gubernatorial wins in Virginia and New Jersey gave the lie to
the GOP contention that "conservatism is on the march." But infighting
among Dems doomed electoral reform in Ohio, gay marriage is still
illegal in Texas and there's a long way to go to mid-year elections.
There's a way to cure Ohio's dysfunctional electoral system: an
election-reform referendum that allows creation of "swing districts."
Progressives lack a common set of that tie a movement together. But
they can build on conservatives' proven strategy of slowly creating a
Tom DeLay's indictments open the door for Congress to overhaul current
lobbying laws and fix the broken system of campaign finance,
redistricting and electoral laws that foster misconduct on both sides
of the aisle.
With key provisions of the Voting Rights Act up for renewal, Congress must remain committed to the equal right to vote.
Talk about surprising developments, Wal-Mart has done something good.
Voting irregularities in the 2004 election demonstrate the urgency of election reform.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has been
monitoring elections in emerging democracies ever since the fall of the
Berlin wall, but now it has done something different a
Something good for American democracy happened on January 6.