Mark Schmitt

Democratic Romanticism and Its Critics

Everything you thought you knew about fixing American politics might be wrong.

The Overpaid CEO

There have been many attempts to curb exorbitant executive pay. But we won't fix the problem until we address the nature of the corporation.

The Missing Right: A Constitutional Right to Vote

In order to become a naturalized citizen of the United States, until recently you had to answer this question: What is the most important right granted to U.S. citizens? The correct answer, according to the United States government, was, The...

The Myth of the Middle

Why we should be skeptical about the current mania for a third party that appeals to independents and libertarians.

Mismatching Funds

How small-donor democracy can save campaign finance reform.