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Bush, Trump and America’s Short Attention Span

Bush, Trump and America’s Short Attention Span

By Theo Wayt, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The press and the American people must remember that Trump is not an outlier — he and Bush both come from a party with a long, shameful tradition of espousing thinly-veiled racism in return for electoral clout and plausible deniability.

Roy Moore and Party Polarization

Roy Moore and Party Polarization

By Alison Zimmerman, Contributing Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Party polarization has been a formidable source of instability in recent American political history and the problem is only worsening.

Answer in Gerrymandering Case is Clear

Answer in Gerrymandering Case is Clear

By Amy Rhee, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion

However, the existence of those institutions does not excuse anti-democratic practices that bolster the power of politicians.

The Right to Self-Determination and America’s Selective Morality

The Right to Self-Determination and America’s Selective Morality

By Theo Wayt, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In the past month, two acts of passionate, egalitarian democracy have made second or third-page headlines worldwide but largely failed to garner international attention

West Virginia’s Former Secretary of State Joins NYU

West Virginia’s Former Secretary of State Joins NYU

By Miranda Levingston and Htoo Min

April 10, 2017


Filed under News

Former West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant will join NYU School of Law's Brennan Center for Justice as the manager of state advocacy.

Antiquated Voting Equipment Threatens Democracy

Antiquated Voting Equipment Threatens Democracy

By Akshay Prabhushankar, Deputy Opinion Editor

September 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Prudently maintaining suitable voting equipment is to preserve the integrity of American democracy.

To Keep Governments Accountable, Whistleblow

To Keep Governments Accountable, Whistleblow

By Ana Lopez, Contributing Writer

April 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Whistleblowers have had a huge effect on our society and government, bringing governmental abuses to light in a way no one else could. However, the first reaction of many public figures is to blame, blame, blame.

NYU Law Dean Debates Whether Supreme Court Undermines American Democracy

NYU Law Dean Debates Whether Supreme Court Undermines American Democracy

By Jake Steel, Contributing Writer

March 30, 2016


Filed under News, University News

The NYU Law Dean debated if the Supreme Court contradicts the American Democracy.

Democracy needs electoral college

Democracy needs electoral college

By Akshay Prabhushankar, Staff Writer

November 2, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Despite cries to do away with the electoral college, the system is actually essential to preserving democracy.

Non-citizen voting step in right direction

Non-citizen voting  step in right direction

By WSN Editorial Board

March 26, 2015


Filed under Opinion

New legislation to allow non-citizens with legal immigration status to vote in NYC municipal elections will allow for more inclusive voting that is reflective of NYC's diverse population.

Panelists discuss democracy in Turkey

By Christine Park, Staff Writer

November 13, 2014


Filed under News

NYU's Center for Dialogues hosted an event to discuss democracy in Turkey under Erdogan on Nov. 12 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò

Modern democracy defense prevents progress

Modern democracy defense prevents progress

By Dan Moritz-Rabson

October 28, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Americans must embrace government evolution. Change will come from a rethinking of established politics.

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