Op-eds of the week: On Amash, non-voters, autocrats
Our weekly op-ed highlight reel
News is the heart of what we're about. But The Fulcrum is also a forum for debate about what's ailing American democracy and what could make the system healthier. So here are the most provocative opinion pieces we've posted this week.
The Republican-turned-independent gave up on his very short contemplation of a presidential run. But Amash and his would have been third-party campaign isn't the problem, argues John E. Palmer, a board member of the National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers. The problem is our elections.
Have certain governments been more successful when it comes to conquering the coronavirus? Charles Hankla of Georgia State University thinks so.
Millions of Americans don't vote. About 40 percent of eligible voters skipped the 2016 election. So how does the system engage people who don't seem interested? Tyler Fisher of Unite America breaks down some recent research on the nation's largest voting bloc.
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