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Something good for American democracy happened on January 6.

The war rages on to win hearts and minds on colleges campuses.

Old-fashioned paper ballots are the best guarantee of the democratic process.

From a permanent campaign to a permanent election?

Research support for this article was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

Tracy Pierce didn't get to vote. She'd been registered for years but had moved and didn't know that this affected her voting status. She wasn't on any voter list that could be found.

Before most votes were cast in the November 2 presidential election, and before any of them were counted, tens of millions of Americans worried about whether the nation's patchwork of systems for

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The federal government and civil rights groups want the state's anti-voting law blocked before the 2014 midterms. 

July 7, 2014

Why a forty-year-old plan for universal same-day registration makes more sense now than when reformers promoted it in the 1970s.

May 16, 2014

Join the growing movement in support of a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United and ending the ever-growing influx of big money into our politics.

April 2, 2014

Fourty-seven town meetings tell legislators and Congress it's time for a money-out-of-politics amendment.

March 24, 2014

A presidential commission has proposed steps to make registering and voting easier. But it does not address the crisis of exceptionally low turnout.

January 22, 2014

Sixteen states and 500 communities have demanded an amendment to the US Constitution. Twenty fourteen will be a year of action.

January 21, 2014

An agenda of constitutional amendments, structural changes and referendum votes for raises and rights.

January 1, 2014

Dim prospects for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in the House illustrate how far right of the American mainstream the GOP has drifted. 

November 5, 2013

The government shutdown is all about electoral politics—particularly the gerrymandering of Republican districts and primaries that make compromise impossible.

October 1, 2013

Pay attention when conservatives talk to one another: they reveal their sedulous plans.

September 26, 2013