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October 10, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Encourage increased voter turnout

EDITORIAL: Encourage increased voter turnout

Increasing voter turnout is vital to promoting a healthy democracy and building support for the democratic process.

September 09, 2014 12:00 am

Democracy requires participation to function well

Democracy is not a spectator sport. Maintaining and progressively advancing its fruits and rewards must be aggressively partisan if its legacy is to be passed on to future generations.

April 14, 2014 12:00 am

Stop sending borrowed money to other nations

For decades, we have given borrowed money and materials to other countries. Today, we have our brave soldiers stationed in more than 100 countries.

April 04, 2013 1:00 am

In USA, individual rights are natural and unalienable

Democracy doesn't have the same meaning every time. A direct democracy is nothing more than majority "mob" rules.

November 16, 2012 12:00 am

Thousands of students to work at Cook County polls

CHICAGO | Thousands of high school and college students will work as election judges and equipment managers in polling stations across suburban Cook County on Election Day.

November 02, 2012 12:00 am

Nation's democracy is threatened with being replaced by a theocracy

Our democracy, government for and by all the people, is at risk.

March 18, 2012 12:00 am

Right-to-work vote shows democracy here has ended

Democracy is over.

March 04, 2012 12:00 am

Voter suppression laws are an assault on democracy

To the writer who seems to think that only Democrats are opposed to the voter suppression laws: People of all political persuasions who know the facts are opposed to them.

January 18, 2012 12:00 am

Transparency is key to casting informed votes

The recent letter from Joe Zatorski hit the nail on the head regarding the need for transparency in a democracy. It is of utmost importance that interested citizens be permitted to witness meetings of public officials when public issues are being addressed.

November 23, 2011 12:00 am
IUN students put 'capitalist' democracy to the test

IUN students put 'capitalist' democracy to the test

GARY | A group of Indiana University Northwest students consulted their hopes and frustrations Saturday when called on by a teacher to define how democracy now works in America and Northwest Indiana.

April 23, 2011 9:00 pm Photos

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IUN students put "capitalist" democracy to the test

IUN students put "capitalist" democracy to the test

Raoul Contreras, chairman of minority studies at Indiana University Northwest, talks about "participatory democracy" Saturday during the third annual Participatory Democracy Conference at the Gary campus.

April 23, 2011 6:45 pm
IUN students put "capitalist" democracy to the test

IUN students put "capitalist" democracy to the test

Raoul Contreras, chairman of minority studies at Indiana University Northwest, talks about "participatory democracy" Saturday during a workshop that was part of the third annual Participatory Democracy Conference at IUN.

April 23, 2011 6:45 pm
IUN students put "capitalist" democracy to the test

IUN students put "capitalist" democracy to the test

Raoul Contreras, left, chairman of minority studies at Indiana University Northwest, leads a discussion group in "participatory democracy" during a workshop that was part of the third annual Participatory Democracy Conference at IUN.

April 23, 2011 6:45 pm

House Republican freshmen send letter demanding Democrats return

INDIANAPOLIS | The 19 Republicans serving their first term in the Indiana House are angry they've spent four of their 11 weeks in the Legislature doing nothing -- and they're letting the absent House Democrats know it.

March 15, 2011 3:30 pm

Bully tactics, mob mentality toxified political discourse

Whether the shooter in the Tucson assault was mentally unstable is not the central question that needs to be answered. Removing him from the streets will not address the underlying interest of those who have driven the conflict and chaos that has made America more fractured over the past few years.

January 17, 2011 12:00 am

Don't allow faith, emotion to underpin our vote

Faith, particularly blind faith, leads to undesirable, often tragic, results. Nowhere is this more true than faith in politics and politicians.

October 28, 2010 12:00 am
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