Universal vote by mail can revive the franchise and change the political map. So why the resistance?
In this issue of the magazine, there are no stories about Donald Trump. There aren’t any about Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio or Jeb Bush, either. Or about Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, or Martin O’Malley. It’s not that we don’t think the 2016 presidential contest is important. Of course it is. Indeed, on our website… Read more »
To grasp the true power of universal vote by mail, it’s important to recognize that the act of voting is a four-step process. Step 1: Voter registration. (In every state except North Dakota, eligible citizens must separately register as voters to qualify to receive a ballot.) Step 2: Connecting voters with ballots. Step 3: Marking… Read more »
A selection of political cartoons from the past few weeks.
A consolidated food industry brings you salad and chicken nuggets cheaper—and spreads deadly food-borne pathogens farther.
The growing ranks of contingent workers need a new deal.
The “conscience clause,” on which a conservative Supreme Court keeps granting employers exemptions from federal law, was a political decision, and more fragile than liberals realize.
Why the seemingly fearsome tools of political propaganda backfire with voters.
The corruption and incompetence of Greece is real. So is the crushing indifference of its European overlords.
Excess sugar intake is killing Americans. But a few giant, consolidated beverage companies keep squashing reform efforts.
The Gipper’s actual record diverges significantly from the posthumous conservative mythology about him.
The House leadership’s top-down management style isn’t working. Is it time to try more democracy?
How America gets assimilation (mostly) right.
When it comes to money in politics, the real problem is not corruption, but inequality.
For 90 percent of the nation’s 435 congressional and 7,383 state legislative seats, the single most important election for politicians no longer happens in November. Far more important are the party primary elections—typically held between March and September—in which voters choose official party nominees for these and other partisan offices (like governor and U.S. senator)…. Read more »