Posts Tagged ‘ democracy ’

A Plan to Reinvent American Democracy for the 21st Century: Responding to a Nation in Crisis | American Academy of Arts and Sciences

A bipartisan commission issues 31 recommendations to strengthen America’s institutions and civic culture to help a nation in crisis emerge with a stronger democracy.

Among the 31 recommendations in the bipartisan report:

  • Expand the House of Representatives (and therefore the Electoral College) by at least fifty members.
  • Institute universal voting and instant voter registration for all eligible Americans.
  • Establish an expectation of national service by all Americans.
  • Limit Supreme Court justices to 18-year terms.
  • Reduce the influence of big money in politics.
  • Promote electoral reforms to increase representation and decrease hyper-partisanship.
  • Increase resources and resolve for community leadership, civic education and an American culture of shared commitment to constitutional democracy and one another.

Source: A Plan to Reinvent American Democracy for the 21st Century: Responding to a Nation in Crisis | American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The Pandemic Isn’t a Black Swan but a Portent of a More Fragile Global System | The New Yorker

Nassim Nicholas Taleb says that his profession is “probability.” But his vocation is showing how the unpredictable is increasingly probable.Photograph Michael Appleton / NYT / Redux

Nassim Nicholas Taleb coined the term “black swan.” He is frustrated whenever it is used to describe the coronavirus crisis.

Source: The Pandemic Isn’t a Black Swan but a Portent of a More Fragile Global System | The New Yorker

Opinion | Bernie Sanders: The Foundations of American Society Are Failing Us – The New York Times

She Changed the Way We Eat. She Wants to Fix Our Democracy, Too. – The New York Times

Warren unveils plan to end ‘the flow of dark money’ as president | TheHill

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Tuesday unveiled her plan to stop “the flow of dark money” as president.

Source: Warren unveils plan to end ‘the flow of dark money’ as president | TheHill

Root Out Corruption (Warren for President Campaign Ad) – YouTube

The most important document you may ever read 

Russia is far from done with destabilizing our democracy, Murphy writes. The Senate Intelligence Committee, led by Richard M. Burr, right, and Mark Warner, made that clear in its latest report on 2016 election interference. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s latest report on Russian election interference in 2016 should chill Americans who value our democracy, Murphy writes.

Source: The most important document you may ever read

Adam Schiff’s Last Laugh (For Now)

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The House Intelligence Committee chairman has spent months illuminating Trump’s alleged misdeeds with fruitless results. Perhaps that’s about to change.

Source: Adam Schiff’s Last Laugh (For Now)

The Gospel According to Marianne Williamson – The New York Times

Opinion | Stacey Abrams Is Playing the Long Game for Our Democracy – The New York Times