Politics

America Needs a New Progressive Era to Restore Democracy

by Ryan Fisher, resident editor Public confidence in the federal government has reached historic lows. Only 20 percent of Americans trust the government in Washington, D.C., to do what is right most or all of the time. Congressional job approval hovers at 17 percent, and public opinion of the Supreme Court has tightened to 53 […]

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Politics, Race & Ethnicity

America Lacks an Equal, Representative Voting System

by Samuel Murray, columnist As we enter the final weeks before the presidential election, many Americans are concerned about something that should be so simple: voting. Particularly in this election, with an enormous amount of mail-in and early in-person voting, many are asking, “How should I vote?” and “Will my vote be counted?” Voting and […]

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Justice, Politics

Time to End Felon Disenfranchisement

“Nearly 6 million American citizens weren’t able to vote in the 2014 midterm elections due to their criminal records.” Vox “There are more felons barred from voting for Senate in Georgia than there will be voters in Alaska”  The Washington Post   Felon disenfranchisement is the practice of removing the right to vote from an individual who […]

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