Democracy

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The Republican party appears to be employing a strategy wherein the public—and even lawmakers—will be too distracted to place much needed scrutiny on President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet nominees. Not only are six major confirmation hearings now scheduled for the same day (see below)—"preventing any one nominee from dominating a news cycle," as...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Newly emboldened Republicans are looking to crack down on liberal cities...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Republican lawmakers, who vowed to repeal HB2 in full after the city of Charlotte rescinded key portions of its non-discrimination ordinance earlier this week, backtracked on that promise during the special session Wednesday. (Photo: Harry Lynch/News and Observer)
Stay vigilant, boycott, and get revenge at the ballot box. That was the message...

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Sick of our electoral debacle? Check out Iceland, where the radical Pirate Party is improbably poised to win their election with a quarter of Icelanders' support, more than any other party. Riding a wave of post-Panama-Papers rage at corrupt business as usual, the Pirates would reject the two governing parties to form a coalition with small progressive ones to work for direct democracy, free speech and transparency. Their rubric: “We are not here to gain power. We are here to distribute power.”