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Daily dispatches of news and commentary from the front lines of the democracy movement. We accept original and cross-posted essays, interviews, video, audio, cartoons and other images from people interested in strengthening democracy so it works for all of us. The views are the author's and do not necessarily reflect the views of Common Cause. Please send submissions to Scott Blaine Swenson, Vice President for Communications, at sswenson@commoncause.org.

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Media & Democracy 04.5.2019

Maddow’s Transparency Teach-in with Watergate-era Attorney Philip Lacovara

Rachel Maddow gave the nation an important history lesson with the man who made that history with two important decisions for transparency in the Watergate-era, Philip Lacovara.

Media & Democracy 03.12.2019

News Blues

I have a bad case of news blues. Journalism is fast becoming a vast wasteland, recalling the great Newt Minow’s insightful characterization of television in the early Sixties. Newsrooms across the land are hollowed out, or in many cases shuttered.

Voting & Elections 10.30.2018

Will your candidates promote democracy?

Democracy is on the ballot in 2018 -- and voter’s voices will be what makes difference. Find your candidates at democracy2018.org

Voting & Elections 10.28.2018

We Can Be Better: Americans Must Repudiate Politics of Hate

We call on all Americans to repudiate this political hate in each and every conversation with family, friend, and colleagues. We cannot ignore the racist and intolerant invective we see in politics, repeated by some news commentators, and flourishing online. Our own president needs to repudiate this hate speech and own his own very significant contributions to setting the tone that makes people think it is okay to vilify and attack politicians, judges, reporters and others who they don’t agree with.

Protest ALEC Gala at Trump International Hotel Tonight

Join Common Cause and our allies tonight outside of the Trump International Hotel when ALEC's corporate lobbyists will be strolling into the gala. Please sign up to attend at the links below and urge others to come by sharing on your social media networks.

Karen’s View: August-September 2018

Welcome to Karen's View, an occasional look at the nationwide work of Common Cause from the desk of President Karen Hobert Flynn. What you will read below are highlights representing the work accomplished in August and the first week of September 2018.

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