Does political satire engage people in political action, or does it make people more apathetic? To answer this question, we looked at the Rally for Sanity.
Of the 11 initiatives before the 2012 California electorate, one drawing perhaps the most attention is Proposition 37, on the labelling of food containing genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.
The truth is that systemic discrimination against women is alive and well, even if a chattering class of successful women look around these days and see that life is good.
You may have noticed that the Green Party presidential candidate, Dr. Jill Stein, was absent from the "town hall" presidential debate the other night. That's because she was shackled to a chair.
I Read The News Today, Oh Boy!
Some big issues get covered in the U.S. presidential campaign, but some of the biggest are given pretty short shrift.
A few miles south of the campus arena in the Mile High City where Barack Obama and Mitt Romney met in their first debate, Democracy Now! news hour expanded their gated debate.
What an odd moment Barack Obama's collapse in Wednesday's TV debate was, much like Robert Redford's in The Candidate. We all have go-to cultural images and that's one of mine.
After their jobs were moved to China, close to a dozen Sensata employees have decided to put up a fight, to challenge Romney to put into practice his very campaign slogans to save American jobs.
In the now-famous video, Mitt Romney has so vividly exposed the cynicism and greed that lies at the heart of what is now called "conservatism" that he may have inadvertently begun its undoing.
The American presidential election is playing itself out pretty well as the two parties' conventions indicated they would. Democracy-wise, it leaves something to be desired.