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  • The disease of American democracy [Commentary]

    The disease of American democracy [Commentary]
    Americans are sick of politics. Only 13 percent approve of the job†Congress†is doing, a near-record low. The president's approval ratings are also in the basement.
  • Public financing leads to fair elections [Commentary]

    Public financing leads to fair elections [Commentary]
    Professors at Northwestern and Princeton just released a joint study declaring U.S. democracy as we know it officially passť, with "economic elite domination" the new normal. The report's authors found that policies supported by these elites and by...

    Grow up, journalists [Commentary]

    Grow up, journalists [Commentary]
    Newspapers are in trouble. Not just because of the Internet and advertising and subscriptions. But because, according to a recent Pew Research Center poll, only 28 percent of Americans think that journalists contribute a lot to society's well being....

    Yes, Israel is a democracy [Letter]

    Yes, Israel is a democracy [Letter]
    William Cooper completely misstated the rules of Israeli citizenship in a recent letter to the editor ("Israel is not a 'democracy,'" Feb. 4). Jewishness is not a prerequisite for citizenship here, as attested to by the 21 percent of Israeli citizens...

    We have failed Egypt [Commentary]

    We have failed Egypt [Commentary]
    Three years ago this month, millions of brave Egyptians were celebrating the fall of their brutal, corrupt dictator, Hosni Mubarak. To the American eye, the Arab Spring was even more remarkable than the revolutions that brought down the Soviet empire...