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Frontiers of Democratic Reform


What can be done to solve America’s crisis of democracy? Fifteen months after a literal assault on a central institution of U.S. democracy, one might imagine that Americans would welcome earnest efforts to strengthen the democratic foundations of the republic. Unnervingly, though, extreme polarization and partisanship are steering the nation away from democratic progress, and […]

Democratic Vulnerability and Resilience in the United States


The turbulence of the Trump administration and a chaotic 2020 presidential election revealed vulnerabilities in American democracy, and raised the possibility that it could be threatened directly.  Many observers imagined that the election’s outcome might restore some sense of stability to a democratic system under stress, but 2021 was no tonic: we saw a violent […]