Eight Ways to Strengthen Our Democracy Beyond Voting

Eight Ways to Strengthen Our Democracy Beyond Voting

Throughout this trying election season, we’ve been told how much is at stake with our vote. But the success of any democracy depends on continuing to pay attention long after we cast our ballots. So let’s pledge to strengthen our democracy with a few resolutions to...
The Media Has a Huge Blind Spot on Terrorism

The Media Has a Huge Blind Spot on Terrorism

Shortly before the United Kingdom’s “Brexit” vote, the shocking murder of Jo Cox — a member of parliament and a vocal Remain supporter — exposed the racist roots of elements in the victorious Leave campaign. That much you may have heard. What you...
Journalists Should Stand Up for Whistleblowers

Journalists Should Stand Up for Whistleblowers

The Obama administration’s ongoing crusade against government whistleblowers — which culminated last year in the imprisonment of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling — has reignited a debate over the role journalists should play in defending their profession and the...
Why Are We Hearing So Much about Those Damn Danes?

Why Are We Hearing So Much about Those Damn Danes?

If you ask Bernie Sanders about his version of socialism, you’ll probably hear a lot about the small Scandinavian country perhaps best known for inventing Legos. Anderson Cooper experienced this firsthand when he asked about the Vermont senator’s embrace...