Category Archives: Democracy
Civic Tide is on hiatus! But there’s too much interesting civic action to keep quiet too long. We’ll be back ASAP. In the meantime, call your representatives! And keep meeting up, speaking out, and pushing back!
Citizen machinery in action. We know the risks; we see them firsthand every day, with much darker shadows on the road ahead. It makes sense to focus one’s energies on an achievable set of actions. This is one such effort, … Continue reading
Seattle is putting it’s money where its democracy is: out in public. Too bad the president won’t do the same. http://komonews.com/news/local/protesters-rally-in-seattle-call-on-trump-to-release-tax-returns
Perhaps too rarely, advocates manage to link the climate conundrum with one of the most powerful civic narratives, patriotism (which, as we know, is intensely dangerous in the wrong hands—and it’s often in the wrong hands). When it works, it’s … Continue reading
The LA Times has launched a potent and incisive series examining the many severe limitations and burgeoning problems of the Trump administration. On on hand, one might be surprised that an organization—even a tough-minded editorial board in America’s second largest city—could make … Continue reading
From the distinguished Dr. John Gastil of Penn State: an argument—and a model—for a digital network that effectively connects and advances democratic deliberation and action: the Democracy Machine. We can absolutely create systems like this. As this paper argues, we need the vision, … Continue reading