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Cycling and democracy
Action Speaks, the panel discussion series at Providence art space AS220, continues October 10 with a discussion of cycling and protest culture.
| October 05, 2012
At RISD: designing ballots, designing democracy
Hanging chads were not the only problem with the Florida ballots at the center of the Bush-Gore election fight in 2000.
| September 21, 2012
It might never happen
The Very Smart People have proclaimed that the Democratic Party is about to reclaim control of the Maine House of Representatives.
| January 13, 2012
A defiant mayor in a defaulting city
It's been a year since the state appointed a receiver to take control of a nearly insolvent Central Falls and Mayor Charles Moreau, reduced to a mere figurehead, rides shotgun in a blue Chevy Impala — surveying all that he's lost.
| July 08, 2011
Brown's Mark Blyth on austerity, virtue, and why the Democrats are like your mom
On the heels of this fall's Tea Party tempest, austerity is all the rage in Washington. Witness President Obama's call for a five-year freeze in domestic spending in his the State of the Union speech this week and the GOP's push, in response, for a far
| January 28, 2011
Examining the state of Iraq's democracy
Why don't people laugh out loud, or at least guffaw, when they hear about US troops overseas assisting elections? Too many US states and municipalities have dysfunctional voting systems for us to be proudly tutoring anyone else.
Only eight candidates for office were murdered during this year's campaigning, down from 200 in 2005
| February 18, 2009
Democracy in China
That December morning in the year 2010 began oddly. The sun rose in the west. The river reversed itself and flowed upstream. The tide went out and didn't come back.
Politics and other mistakes
| December 31, 2008
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