Disarm the Filibuster

filibuster reform

*+-Joyce Appleby: Resistance to changing the pernicious rule that is stifling the will of the majority rests on a historical myth and both parties’ fear of being curtailed when they are in a minority.

“Mr. Brown” Takes His Act to City Hall

city-hall-entrance

*+-Stephen Box: It has been 59 years since the Ralph M. Brown Act was passed by the California State Legislature and it guarantees the public’s right to attend and participate in meetings of local legislative bodies.

Robert’s Rules of Torpor

democracy

*+-Brad Parker: I call on the leadership of the Party to “Change the Rules” and “democratize” the Democratic Party.

Saying ‘I’m Not a Racist’ — Honestly

Racism-wide

*+-Steve Hochstadt: I was born into this American racist consensus and I have lived to see its demise. The greatest proof that we are nearing the end of this idea is the constantly repeated claim, “I am not a racist.”