March 2011 Archives
Thursday, Mar 31, 2011, 9:10 AM
Reasonable people can differ on whether it makes sense for the United States to pursue military action in Libya. As someone who had been of…Nina Hachigian
Thursday, Mar 24, 2011, 9:51 PM
The United States has confronted the upheavals in the Middle East on a piecemeal basis. Each country’s problems have been considered in relative isolation and without serious consideration of the impact on events elsewhere. Is this wise?Steven Spiegel
Tuesday, Mar 22, 2011, 9:36 AM
If a parallel-universe Alexis de Tocqueville were to write a bizarro version of the Frenchman’s magnum opus today—say, How to Ruin Democracy in America—he’d have to give the Citizens United ruling a prominent role in his narrative.J. Wes Ulm
Thursday, Mar 17, 2011, 1:49 PM
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament begins today with American intercollegiate athletics occupying two extreme positions. The industry of selling access to games played by indentured young men has never been more lucrative and it has never been more ethically bankrupt.Kevin Carey
Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011, 8:00 AM
The (second) Arab spring—one of the most remarkable outpourings of democratic sentiment in history—was not supposed to happen. Arab regimes, if nothing else, were good at repression.Shadi Hamid
Thursday, Mar 10, 2011, 9:30 AM
Two Middle Eastern governments have already been toppled, at least two more are in danger of falling, and while the tens of thousands gathered in Wisconsin have decidedly less radical ambitions, they too are showing the power that technology can bring to mass movements.Ethan Porter
Tuesday, Mar 8, 2011, 8:45 AM
In the Winter 2011 issue of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer write, “The current dissatisfaction with government is not a mere perception or marketing problem, as too many on the left still believe. It is a product problem.”Elbert Ventura
Monday, Mar 7, 2011, 4:55 PM
Liu and Hanauer’s argument is thoughtful, but this Rooseveltian liberal is unpersuaded by this talk of allegedly superior alternatives in the tradition of the Clinton-Blair “Third Way.”Michael Lind
Monday, Mar 7, 2011, 2:51 PM
In our inaugural issue five years ago, we asked, “What could be more anachronistic—in the media culture and political climate of 2006—than the founding of a quarterly journal of ideas?”Elbert Ventura
The Sidney Hillman Foundation: On Monday, December 2, the Sidney Hillman Foundation is hosting an event in New York City on the changing face of unionism. The panel will feature Rich Yeselson, whose recent essay in Democracy, “Fortress Unionism,” will be a focus of the discussion.
MSNBC: Democracy editor Michael Tomasky appeared on the October 21 edition of MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” to discuss the Tea Party. He appeared with FreedomWorks CEO Matt Kibbe.
MSNBC: On Wednesday, September 25, Democracy editor Michael Tomasky appeared on MSNBC’s “NOW with Alex Wagner” to discuss the politics of the Affordable Care Act and Republican opposition to its implementation.