democracy

  • 04.10.18

    Tuesday and Early Voting

    Unlike many other democracies, which hold election days on Sundays and holidays, the United States has its elections on Tuesday workdays. Sanders Institute Senator Nina Turner explains why Americans vote on Tuesday and the ways that some states have tried to overcome that inconvenience....

    Unlike many other democracies, which hold election days on Sundays and holidays, the United States has its elections on Tuesday workdays. Sanders Institute Senator Nina Turner explains why Americans vote on Tuesday and the ways that some states have tried to overcome that inconvenience.

  • 03.22.18

    The Gun Control Debate: What Debate?

    Too often, when you raise the issue of guns in this country, it sparks highly divisive rhetoric with both sides drawing lines in the sand and pointing their arrows at each other. Caught in the middle, we see the faces and hear the voices of children who've witnessed the slaughter of their friends and teachers and w...

    Too often, when you raise the issue of guns in this country, it sparks highly divisive rhetoric with both sides drawing lines in the sand and pointing their arrows at each other. Caught in the middle, we see the faces and hear the voices of children who’ve witnessed the slaughter of their friends and teachers and who are crying out for action. The question is, will we hear them? Will we care enough to do something about it?

  • 03.06.18

    Student Activism: A Force for Change

    This month, a school full of children suffered an enormous tragedy. Again. Seventeen young people were gunned down inside a Florida high school but instead of devolving into the same cycle of meaningless debate, we're seeing a new moment of student leadership. In a time of crushing grief and anger and fear, these ...

    This month, a school full of children suffered an enormous tragedy. Again.

    Seventeen young people were gunned down inside a Florida high school but instead of devolving into the same cycle of meaningless debate, we’re seeing a new moment of student leadership. In a time of crushing grief and anger and fear, these students have chosen to rise up and fill the vacuum of leadership that many of our leaders have created. And they’ve been joined in their activism by their peers all across the country.