That’s the name of the gripping new book by Nancy McLean, Duke University historian, who tells the story of the cycles of US history and the ongoing attempts by the wealthy to shape government in a way that benefits them at the expense of the majority — without the majority knowing they’re doing it.
Hear mayoral candidates Kate Noble, Ron Trujillo, Joe Maestas, Peter Ives, and Alan Webber talk about the arts, the creative economy, and their ideas for improving cultural and economic life in Santa Fe.
Today we talk to a congressman from Wisconsin, a director of elections from Colorado, and to the directors of two anti-corruption organizations. This is the second in a two-part series of interviews with movers and shakers from across the country working on issues from voting to corruption to ethics and transparency.
What is the disconnect between our government in Washington and the people they’re supposed to represent … and how can it be fixed? We bring you the first in a two-part series of interviews with movers and shakers from across the country working on issues from voting to corruption to ethics and transparency.
Chen Alon was in the Israeli army. Sulaiman Khatib was in the Palestinian resistance. Once faceless rivals, now they are close friends and have devoted their lives working for peace and reconciliation.
How to break the cycle of trauma, lack of resources, drug use, crime, arrest, prison, release, more drug use, and more arrests? LEAD offers an alternative that focuses on intensive treatment, harm reduction, and practical services.
… and what undermines it? Money, corruption, inadequate laws, lack of enforcement of good laws … and the sense of despair that there are no solutions. But there are good, bipartisan solutions, according to Meredith McGehee of IssueOne.org.
Listen to Santa Fe New Mexican journalists Milan Simonich, Steve Terrell, and Andrew Oxford talk about the upcoming 30-day legislative session and Gov. Susana Martinez’s last year as governor.
In this podcast we hear from Teresa Leger de Fernandez, the attorney who defended Ranked Choice Voting, Maria Perez Director of Fair Vote New Mexico, Matt Ross with the City of Santa Fe, and Tripp Stelniki reporter for the Santa Fe New Mexican, on what Ranked Choice is and why we are using it in Santa Fe.
Most legislators spend more than half their time asking for money instead of legislating. John Pudner talks about this deep DC dysfunction and how to achieve meaningful reform.