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This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is voting-booth-getty.jpg A voting booth is seen at the Office of Voter Registration and Elections in Virginia Beach, Va., during early voting on Friday, September 22, 2023.

Is 2024 Democracy’s “Super Bowl”? Is 2024 Democracy’s “Super Bowl”?

Two billion people—half the world’s population—will participate in more than 75 elections this year.

Jan 17, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

The rules, not the rulers: President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House in October.

Even Without a Contest at the Top of the Ticket, Voting in the Democratic Primary Still Matters Even Without a Contest at the Top of the Ticket, Voting in the Democratic Primary Still Matters

Joe Biden and the DNC have arranged a coronation, but what they don’t want you to know is that changing the rules is at least as important as choosing our rulers.

Jan 16, 2024 / Larry Cohen

UChicago United for Palestine

UChicago’s Arrest of Pro-Palestine Activists Shows Its Flimsy Commitment to “Free Speech” UChicago’s Arrest of Pro-Palestine Activists Shows Its Flimsy Commitment to “Free Speech”

Over two dozen students and faculty were arrested during a peaceful sit-in by UChicago United for Palestine.

Jan 16, 2024 / StudentNation / Kelly X. Hui

EU Commission Vice President Margrethe Vestager

Can the EU’s Digital Services Act Inspire US Tech Regulation? Can the EU’s Digital Services Act Inspire US Tech Regulation?

“The effect of these large, European digital laws is going to be felt well beyond the borders of Europe.”

Jan 11, 2024 / StudentNation / Nadia Scharf

Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader speaks during a news conference July 2, 2012, at Public Citizen in Washington, D.C. Nader held a news conference to announce an “upcoming limited general strike to protest the colonial status of the District of Columbia and to support D.C. statehood.”

Meet Ralph Nader’s Rebellious CEOs Meet Ralph Nader’s Rebellious CEOs

Can business legitimately earn its social license in a time of crisis?

Jan 9, 2024 / Vincent Stanley

President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders during a 2020 presidential primary debate.

Democrats and the Left: A Mutual Dependency Democrats and the Left: A Mutual Dependency

Mass movements stoke the fires of popular discontent, but only the state can pass laws and overhaul key institutions.

Jan 9, 2024 / Michael Kazin

US President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrive for a wreath-laying ceremony at the National Memorial Arch in Valley Forge National Historical Park on January 5, 2024.

Biden’s Pro-Democracy Message Is Too Negative and Too Narrow Biden’s Pro-Democracy Message Is Too Negative and Too Narrow

A winning campaign needs more than just revulsion at the January 6 coup.

Jan 8, 2024 / Jeet Heer

New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin and Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger speak during the Times’ annual DealBook summit, on November 29, 2023 in New York City.

Do as I Say, Not as I Do Do as I Say, Not as I Do

The comforting lessons in good will and friendship Apple, Netflix, and Disney flaunt are benign distractions that deflect attention from their two-fisted business behavior.

Jan 8, 2024 / Peter Biskind

A projected picture of President Joe Biden with the text reading “Genocide Joe” on the wall of the African American Civil War Memorial Museum during in a Pro-Palestinian demonstration in Washington, D.C. Pro-Palestinian demonstrators gathered at Thomas Circle to hold a rally with Palestinian flags and banners, calling for a cease-fire in Gaza.

The Empire Strikes Back The Empire Strikes Back

Once more, wars abroad threaten domestic reform.

Jan 4, 2024 / Comment / Robert L. Borosage

Max Czollek reads at

Germany’s Theater of Memory: “Some People Already See the Flames. Others Don’t Even Smell the Smoke.” Germany’s Theater of Memory: “Some People Already See the Flames. Others Don’t Even Smell the Smoke.”

A conversation with Max Czollek about Germans, Jews, Muslims, migration, and the aftermath of October 7 and the war in Gaza.

Dec 29, 2023 / Q&A / Linda Mannheim

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