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Democracy’s Essential Infrastructure

Successful self-government depends upon a well-informed citizenry. Democracy is premised on the belief that an informed electorate is best able to set the course of government. But if we the people are denied the news and facts needed to make sound judgments, we will make decisions that harm our nation.

5 Things to Know about the Next Big Voting Rights Case

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear Moore v. Harper, a Common Cause NC case, this fall. The court's decision could upend elections and voting in the United States.

Steve Kerr Channels the Outrage of Millions of Americans

Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr refuses to discuss basketball to express his outrage over another mass killing in the USA prior to the NBA Conference Finals.

Holocaust Remembrance Day: What Happens When Democracy Fails

Stark poll numbers remind us why democracy is never just about casting a vote every few years; it is about vigilance, facts, empathy, and a fundamental belief that everyone has a say in the future we share.

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation Hearing Shows Why She Should Be Confirmed to the Supreme Court

The Senate is considering the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for a seat on the United States Supreme Court. If confirmed to the high court, she will succeed her mentor, Justice Stephen Breyer, who plans to retire when the Court rises for its summer recess.

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