democracy

The United States already has one of the lowest voter turnout rates among developed countries. Georgia Secretary of State and Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp is exacerbating the problem by curtailing access to the state’s ballot boxes. Kemp’s state department ...

One of the few things that President Donald J. Trump’s supporters and critics agree on is that the man takes swings at political norms like a kid at a pinata. Pundits have pointed out that this erosion of norms began ...

The current Student Government Association (SGA) Elections Code for electing presidents and executive vice presidents is ambiguous and illogical. Last year, it led to a confusing election ballot on which people voted for SGA president and executive vice president twice ...

A few weeks ago, when a Rollins Student Government Association (RSGA) presidential candidate, Nchedo Ezeokoli (19PH), could not attend the RSGA presidential debate, the other two of the three RSGA presidential candidates elected instead to hold a service event to ...

Let the people decide. Many have begun to question whether this most fundamental concept of democracy is a wise decision in a year in which popular referendums have become increasingly common. This past June, in a shocking referendum result, the ...

Donald Trump’s triumph over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election represents a doomsday scenario to many Clinton supporters. His victory follows an excessively contentious election cycle, in which sensationalism overtook any real substantive discussion on policy. From his political ...

The position I wish to take in this short article shall hopefully be quite clear; it is the fact that the principle of empathy is the single most important principle upon which the weal of a functioning democracy relies. Several ...

In a panel by CNN following the most recent midterm elections, contributors including Donna Brazile, Gretchen Helmke, Bonnie Meguid and William Galston argued that voting in the United States should be compulsory, pointing specifically to low voter turnout in the ...