iGov, Ethan Porter and David Kendalls latest Democracy brainchild, was featured on the front page of Politico's website on March 12. Porter and Kendall's editorial, Explaining government's role, outlines the argument from their feature essay in our Spring 2012 issue, Introducing iGov.
On March 8-10, the Guiding Lights Network will host the Guiding Lights Weekend, an interactive conference on creative citizenship in Seattle, Washington. In time for the event, Democracy launches its Spring 2012 issue this week, featuring a symposium on "Reclaiming Citizenship," discussing progressive first principles on reinvigorating civic life.
In a recent post for The New York Times' Campaign Stops blog, Thomas Edsall posed the question: "Does the national debt which has now reached a cumulative total of $15.4 trillionpose a serious threat to the financial viability of the United States?" Edsall describes the split among the left on this question, highlighting Jared Bernstein's piece, "Rethinking Debt," in the Winter 2012 issue of Democracy.
On January 11, Democracy and the New America Foundation hosted “Reframing U.S. Strategy in a Turbulent World: American Spring?,” a panel discussion about progressive approaches to U.S. foreign policy in the twenty-first century.