Matthew Flinders argues that the Internet has failed to build a richer relationship between politics and politicians—and why he’s glad the predictions of a digital democracy have proved mythical.
As our Address America project continues with its road tour in Tampa, we received a lot of diverse six-word stump speeches.
After two days of prime-time speeches at the Republican convention, an analysis of key speeches shows a clear message emerging from the convention.
A new report indicates that cities and states with high levels of civic health in 2006 rebuffed the economic collapse and unemployment crisis better than their less-engaged counterparts.
Lyle Denniston looks at the prospect of potential state anti-abortion amendments passing Constitutional muster in a Supreme Court ruling.
The official Republican convention platform is out, and its proposed cuts to the Postal Service and to federal jobs will generate a lot of discussion into the election.
Will Mitt Romney or Barack Obama be able to rock their conventions with a stirring speech? Here’s a look past speeches and slogans that brought down the house, from Lincoln to Reagan.
The National Constitution Center is in Tampa and will be in Charlotte getting citizen feedback as part of our Address America campaign. See what the people had to say.
Hurricane Isaac will roll into New Orleans as a category 1 storm late Tuesday or early Wednesday, testing not only the city’s new floodgates, but also the foundations of the GOP convention across the Gulf in Tampa.
Lyle Denniston examines the GOP platform’s desire for human-right-to-life measures, and if it can be accomplished through an amendment to the Constitution.