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People wait to vote in the U.S. presidential primary election outside a polling site in Glendale, Arizona March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Nancy Wiechec

For Inclusive Primaries, See How California Does It

California’s primaries are public elections, paid for with tax dollars and administered by government agencies. Why should private organizations decide who can and cannot vote in public elections?

June 6, 2016

Why The Next Generation Won’t Turn To The Right

In a Tuesday article for The New York Times’ Upshot blog, David Leonhardt suggests that the next generation could grow up conservative — even though today’s young voters are overwhelmingly liberal and diverse, and the GOP is the party of older white voters. Leonhardt argues that ideology is generational. The hippies of the 1960s who fought against Vietnam and supported gender […]

July 8, 2014

Charlotte, Tampa Mishandled Grant Money For Political Conventions, IG Says

By Franco Ordonez, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The city of Charlotte, NC, misused more than $132,000 in federal money that city officials received to beef up security during the 2012 Democratic National Convention, according to a new federal investigation. The city has agreed to pay back more than half that, saying $79,000 was wrongfully […]

May 15, 2014