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.
For decades, we have given borrowed money and materials to other countries. Today, we have our brave soldiers stationed in more than 100 countries.
Democracy doesn't have the same meaning every time. A direct democracy is nothing more than majority "mob" rules.
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.
Our democracy, government for and by all the people, is at risk.
Democracy is over.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Faith, particularly blind faith, leads to undesirable, often tragic, results. Nowhere is this more true than faith in politics and politicians.
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