Michael Waldman

Obstructing the Vote

Never before has a sitting President made undermining the legitimacy of an election a central strategy.

Playing Offense: An Aggressive Voting Rights Agenda

One year before the 2012 election, democracy was playing defense. Our nation was founded on an essential premise of political equality, the ideal that all men are created equal. In fits and starts over two centuries, we widened the circle...

Mr. Public Interest

Louis Brandeis--inventor of public-interest law, the right to privacy, and his famous Brief, all before he went to the Supreme Court--is worth a fresh look today.


Few presidents talk about democracy around the world as much as George W. Bush has. So it is striking that Bushs presidency has so degraded Americas instruments of democracy at home: the political process, the legislative process, and the sheer...