Ari Berman‘s history of the 1965 Voting Rights Act is a surprisingly gripping narrative about the fight for the right to vote and the right for representation in a nation that still has a long way to go in ensuring basic participation in our democracy.
What happens when citizens vote for something and elected officials withhold it? Santa Fe, NM, is dealing with how people vote in the upcoming city council and mayoral elections.
…seems possible, at least when you’re talking to Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies. She asks reasonable questions like, What would it take to transition to a less militaristic, diplomacy-based foreign policy?