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September 14, 2021
How Republicans Turned “School Choice” Into a Losing Issue
After 18 months of Covid disruption, support for vouchers and even charter schools has plummeted—even in the home of “Live Free or Die.”
Jennifer C. Berkshire
November 19, 2020
Who’s in Charge of the Democratic Party?
That’s actually a surprisingly difficult question to answer. We must have more accountability and transparency if the party is to live up to its name.
September 15, 2020
Why Are Democratic Super PACs Wasting Millions?
There’s minimal oversight and accountability, inadequate use of data, and their leaders have little insight into the communities they’re targeting.
November 22, 2019
Democrats Won Virginia by Investing in People of Color
Strategic organizing helped turn this red state blue—but is the national party willing to learn from its example?
April 3, 2018
Don’t Let Big and Dark Money ‘Drown Out the Truth and Drown Out Your Voice’
The cost of elections today increases the power of the privileged few while diminishing that of working Americans and, as such, harms democracy itself.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
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February 24, 2017
Memo Restoring Use of Private Prisons Is Good News for One Company
There is an obvious trail from Jeff Sessions to a major contractor.
July 11, 2016
Can Donald Trump Actually Lose the 2016 Election? Probably Not.
Hillary may be beating him in the polls at the moment, but Donald’s got other plans.
June 29, 2016
Zephyr Teachout’s Campaign Against Economic and Political Corruption Just Scored a Big Win
Teachout swept the Democratic primary, setting up a race against a Republican backed by billionaire hedge-fund managers.
March 22, 2016
How to Fight Big Money in 2016 and Beyond
As Jeb Bush supporters discovered, money can’t make someone a great candidate—but it does function as a gatekeeper for one who is able to run a viable campaign in the first place.
February 1, 2016
The American Brand of Democracy Is Cold Hard Cash
In election 2016, billionaires own the playground.