65 Ways to Improve Our Democracy

Today the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Political Reform rolled out its recommendations and report today on strengthening American democracy.   Academics are usually on the outside looking in for such processes, but I was lucky enough to serve as one … Continue reading

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“Governing in a Polarized America: A Bipartisan Blueprint to Strengthen our Democracy”

Release: The Bipartisan Policy Center launched the Commission on Political Reform in 2013 to investigate the causes and consequences of America’s partisan political divide and to advocate for specific reforms that will improve the political process and that will work … Continue reading

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J. Christian Adams Wrongly Suggests Poll Workers Should Exclude Democrats from Voting in Mississippi Primary, Ignoring Relevant Case Law and an AG Opinion

Via Josh Marshall, comes a story at Breitbart, Former DOJ Attorney: Illegal for Democrats to Vote in MS GOP Primary Runoff.  Here’s the relevant part of the article: J. Christian Adams, a former Civil Rights Division attorney at the Department … Continue reading

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As Predicted, Congressional Override of SCOTUS on Child Pornography Proceeds Full Speed Ahead

Back in April I explained why conditions were right, despite great political polarization, for Congress to override the Supreme Court’s statutory decision in Paroline v. US on the right of child pornography victims to obtain restitution. And very quickly now … Continue reading

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“Liberal donors eye new long-term investments in states and new voters to boost Democrats”

WaPo: A group of wealthy liberal donors who helped bankroll the Center for American Progress and other major advocacy groups on the left is developing a new big-money strategy that could boost state-level Democratic candidates and mobilize core party voters. … Continue reading

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