May 23

Um…there was an election last week?



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Low voter turnout can provide an opportunity for special interest groups to wield more influence among other things. Why do primary elections have such low turnout?



May 17

Do conflict of interest laws conflict with free speech?



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Here’s what you need to know about the precedent-setting case of Nevada Commission on Ethics v. Carrigan.



May 4

The death of Birtherism … and the birth of Deatherism?



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How the Birther movement and the death of Bin Laden relate to each other and to the matter of trust.



Apr 21

Should voters have to pass a civics test?



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A recent op-ed suggests voters should have to take a test. Would that be Constitutional? The answer may surprise you.



Apr 6

Yin and yang: Why we should appreciate moral diversity in politics



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In this TED conference video, psychologist Jonathan Haidt argues that moral diversity—which is closely connected to political diversity—is essential to create positive change in society