Does it make democracy more representative or more confusing?
You probably do—even if you won’t admit it. In politics, looks aren’t everything, but they’re definitely something.
Reducing penalties for low-level felonies could be the next step in rolling back draconian sentencing laws and addressing the criminal justice system’s long legacy of racism.
With the way things are currently structured, most voters don’t participate in choosing the candidates that ultimately go on to represent them. But there’s a relatively easy fix.
Large collections of information can be used by more than just the NSA. They're being assembled by scholars and researchers hoping to find a better way to understand American politics.