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Guest Post: Educating Voters in a Time of Political Polarization

By Peter Levine / June 13th

This is the first in a series of blog posts by CIRCLE, which evaluated several initiatives funded by the Democracy Fund to inform and engage voters during the 2012 election. Our posts discuss issues of general interest that emerged from the specific evaluations.

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7 Submissions Worth Watching at Looking@Democracy

By Joe Goldman / May 10th

There are just a few days left to vote on the submissions for the MacArthur Foundation’s Looking@Democracy competition. $100,000 in prizes are available for short, provocative media pieces that either tell a story about why government is important to our lives or tell how we might together strengthen American democracy.

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BPC Launches Commission on Political Reform

By Joe Goldman / March 5th

The Bipartisan Policy Center will launch its Commission on Political Reform on Wednesday, which will seek to understand the causes and consequences of America’s partisan political divide and recommend reforms to help Americans achieve shared national goals. The commission will be co-chaired by former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle (D-SD) and Trent Lott (R-MS), former Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME), former Senator, Governor and Secretary Dirk Kempthorne (R-ID), and former Representative and Secretary Dan Glickman (D-KS).

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Our Approach to Polarization and Gridlock

By Joe Goldman / February 1st

I thought it would be useful to dedicate a few early posts on our new blog to explaining a bit more about our priorities and the organizations in which we have invested.

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Why I created the Democracy Fund

By Pierre Omidyar / January 15th

If anyone was surprised this summer when Gallup announced that only one in ten Americans approve of the job Congress is doing...