When Congress, the president and the media run roughshod over popular will and citizen action, small-d democracy pays the price.
According to Jeff Madrick’s Age of Greed, the US’s plunge into financial crisis began long before the recent round of deregulation and bailouts.
Instead of growing the economy, both political parties have become obsessed with the debt crisis and ignored what the American people really want—jobs.
The Obama administration has come up with a remarkable justification for going to war against Libya without the required Congressional approval.
At the 2011 Personal Democracy Forum, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Jillian C. York discusses WikiLeaks and the censorship of expression on the Internet.
As a young, Japanese-American child, I was held in an internment camp out of prejudice and war hysteria. America can't make the same mistake again.
A tax on the rapid-fire trades that dominate financial markets would discourage reckless behavior and raise serious funds for public use.
The government has the power to spur innovation and reshape the economy—but it must be willing to flex its muscle.
In terms of what used to be called “foreign policy,” and more recently “national security,” the United States is now a post-legal society.