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The Unseen Election

By The Editors

Democracy has never covered the day-to-day news cycles (though we certainly follow them); our strengths have always lay elsewhere. But in this unprecedented election, with the first female nominee of a major political party, and the first . . . well, whatever Donald Trump is, we felt compelled to cover it. But in a Democracy way. Because there’s another campaign going on below the tweets, on real issues, ones of policy, economics, gender and racial equality, and more.

And it’s more important than the day-to-day drum of scandal, response, scandal, response. Some of these are issues voters aren’t paying attention to but should be: the federal courts, for instance. Others, like the pool of working-class feminists that can be drawn on for support, are areas the candidates themselves are missing. Democracy went outside the usual pool of pundits for analysis from historians, legal scholars, political scientists, and more, to ask: What forces are affecting this election, and what parts of government may be affected by it that we’re not thinking of? Read on to find out.

Is Family Economics Enough?

By Mark Schmitt

5 MIN READ

Remember Working-Class Feminism!

By Thomas J. Sugrue

5 MIN READ

Whither the Sanders Left?

7 MIN READ

How Much Latent Sexism Is Out There?

By Ellen Fitzpatrick

5 MIN READ

The Unknown Latino Vote

By Fernand Amandi

6 MIN READ

It All Comes Down to the Courts

By Brianne Gorod

5 MIN READ

The Editors of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas are Michael Tomasky (Editor), Jack Meserve (Managing Editor), and Sophia Crabbe-Field (Associate Editor).

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