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Voting & Elections 08.20.2019

For 2020 candidates, what about democracy?

The first four Democratic presidential debates saw questions on healthcare, taxes, military spending & quite a bit more--but not a single question was asked on our democracy. Several candidates have released bold plans to fix our broken political system, so it's time to tell the DNC: let's debate them.

Atlanta Takes Steps to Curb Legacy of Corruption

Ending a feud over funding between the city council and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Atlanta will introduce a new office to tackle corruption and bolster transparency for the city.

President Trump and the ‘Post-Truth’ Era

A former CIA chief argues that the the president is a product, not a cause, of a profound shift in the way millions of our fellow citizens and people around the world perceive the world.

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