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January 28, 2011
Shadi Hamid on “The Cairo Conundrum”
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas: In our Winter 2010 issue, Shadi Hamid wrote of the dilemma confronting the U.S. in Egypt. His closing lines: “Egyptians, along with Arabs and Muslims throughout the region, have demonstrated their desire for substantive political change. It is time we did the same.”
January 16, 2011
Read Gene Sperling’s Essay on “Rising-Tide Economics” from Our Fall 2007 Issue
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas: President Obama today announced the appointment of Gene Sperling as the new director of the National Economic Council. Readers who are wondering what to expect from Sperling can find their answer in the pages of this journal.
November 18, 2010
Sawhill, Anrig Continue Debate at Brookings Event
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas: On November 17, the Brookings Institution hosted a panel discussion featuring Brookings’s Budgeting and National Priorities Director Isabel Sawhill and Century Foundation Vice President for Policy Greg Anrig, reprising their debate on the deficit and entitlement reform published in our Fall Issue.
September 17, 2010
Warren to Head Consumer Financial Watchdog
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas: President Obama appointed Elizabeth Warren to establish the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau—an agency that Warren first proposed in the Summer 2007 issue of Democracy.
September 17, 2010
Ezra Klein on “Unsafe at Any Rate”: “The Most Important Policy Article in the Past 10 Years”
Washington Post: Writing in the Washington Post, Ezra Klein called Elizabeth Warren’s “Unsafe at Any Rate” [Issue #5], in which she introduced the idea of a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, “the most important policy article published in the past 10 years.”
August 3, 2010
Harper’s Offers Judgment on “Why We Must Judge”
Harper's Magazine: Harper’s Scott Horton points his readers to Roger Berkowitz’s “Why We Must Judge,” which appeared online earlier this month and will be published in the Fall Issue.
July 21, 2010
From Democracy’s Pages to Law of the Land
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas: A letter from Editor Michael Tomasky on the signing of the financial regulatory reform bill—and the new consumer financial watchdog it establishes that was first written about in Democracy.
July 10, 2010
Politico Discusses Michael Tomasky’s Cover Essay
Politico: Writing in Politico, reporter Abby Phillip spoke with Michael Tomasky about his recent essay “Against Despair,” which appeared in the Summer 2010 issue of Democracy.
June 29, 2010
Experts Respond to “The Baby Business”
The Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism: Some of the world’s leading adoption organizations and experts have responded to E.J. Graff’s piece from our last issue.
March 4, 2010
Tom Friedman Writes About Innovation - and Democracy Journal
The New York Times: New York Times writer Tom Friedman devoted his latest column to the innovation challenge facing the United States—and mentioned Democracy Journal’s innovation symposium while doing so.
January 8, 2010
Time Magazine Talks to Kevin Carey
Time Magazine: Time Magazine talks to Kevin Carey about his recent Democracy piece, which is “making waves in the higher-ed world.”
November 23, 2009
America’s Next Great Pundit Is…A Democracy Writer
The Washington Post: For months, The Washington Post has searched far and wide for America’s next great pundit. And the winner is? Kevin Huffman, a recent contributor to Democracy: A Journal of Ideas.
September 22, 2009
Neoconservatism Dies; Democracy Flourishes
Salon: Intellectual neoconservatism is, thankfully, dead. But, as Salon asserts, progressivism, as exemplified by Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, is flourishing.
June 22, 2009
Obama Proposes Consumer Financial Protection Agency
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas: President Barack Obama has proposed the creation of a Consumer Financial Protection Agency, an idea first written about in Democracy.
May 20, 2009
The Washington Post Cites Warren’s Democracy Article
The Washington Post: The Financial Product Safety Commission, an idea originated in the pages of Democracy by Elizabeth Warren, is on the drawing board at the Obama White House, reports The Washington Post.
March 12, 2009
Senators Kennedy, Schumer and Durbin Introduce Financial Product Safety Commission Legislation
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas: Senators Dick Durbin, Ted Kennedy and Chuck Schumer have proposed creating a Financial Product Safety Commission, an idea that originated in Democracy.
February 19, 2009
Michael Tomasky to Become Editor of Democracy
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas: Michael Tomasky, a highly respected writer and editor with more than 20 years’ experience covering American politics and helping to define and update progressive ideas, will join Democracy: A Journal of Ideas as its Editor.
December 9, 2008
E.J. Dionne, Jr. Named Chair of Editorial Committee for Democracy: A Journal of Ideas
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas: E.J. Dionne, Jr. — noted columnist, author, and public intellectual — will be joining Democracy: A Journal of Ideas as the Chair of the Editorial Committee.
December 1, 2008
Democracy Congratulates UN Ambassador-Designate Susan Rice
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas:Democracy congratulates Susan Rice, a member of its Editorial Committee, for her appointment today to be United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Rice has been a member of Democracy’s Editorial Committee since the journal’s inception in 2006.
November 10, 2008
Shooting Blanks
Utne Reader: The Utne Reader recently higlighted Jim Kessler’s Democracy essay on gun control.
November 4, 2008
The Wait Is Over
The Huffington Post: With Election 2008 upon us, Andrei Cherny writes on The Huffington Post about this moment and its meaning.
October 28, 2008
How Barack Obama Can Close the Deal
Salon: Kenneth Baer talks with Salon’s Thomas Schaller and leading Democratic operatives Steve McMahon and Laurie Moskowitz about Barack Obama’s path to victory.
October 6, 2008
Obama and the “Vision Thing”
To the Point: Kenneth Baer recently appeared on the radio show “To the Point” to discuss Barack Obama’s vision for America.
September 25, 2008
Democracy Editor Kenneth Baer Discusses Financial Crisis
Russia Today: Democracy editor Kenneth Baer recently appeared on Russia Today to discuss the ongoing financial crisis.
September 25, 2008
Democracy Editor Discusses Financial Crisis
Russia Today: Democracy editor Kenneth Baer recently appeared on Russia Today to discuss the ongoing financial crisis.
September 3, 2008
Democracy Highly Recommended By Library Journal
Library Journal: The influential Library Journal, which helps librarians around the country decide what to include in their shelves, has “highly recommended” Democracy.
September 2, 2008
Democrats’ Quest for the “Big Idea”
The Christian Science Monitor: At the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Democrats rallied around Barack Obama. The Christian Science Monitor says that Democrats may soon also rally around the ideas found in Democracy.
July 11, 2008
Andrei Cherny Speaks at Netroots Nation
Netroots Nation: At this summer’s Netroots Nation conference, Democracy co-editor Andrei Cherny and NDN founder Simon Rosenberg discussed what role in the world America should play after George Bush’s presidency.
July 8, 2008
Democracy Author To Write Platform for Democratic Party
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas: Karen Kornbluh, whose essay for Democracy was singled out as one of the best of 2006 by the New York Times, has been named the Principal Author of the Democratic Party platform.
July 3, 2008
Democracy Podcast: Doctors Without Orders
Democracy Podcast Series: Josh Ruxin, calling from Rwanda, talks with editor Kenneth Baer about the need for better management practices in the public health field.
June 25, 2008
Democracy Podcast: Should We Scrap Kyoto?
Democracy Podcast Series: In the latest Democracy podcast, managing editor Clay Risen talks to Democracy author Ted Nordhaus about environmentalism after Kyoto.
June 17, 2008
Democracy Triggers Congressional Hearing
House Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade: In response to Jamie Metzl’s article in our spring issue, the House Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade will hold a hearing on whether or not genetic modification should be internationally regulated.
June 16, 2008
Sandra Day O’Connor Reads Democracy
The Washington Post: In a recent oped in The Washington Post, former Supreme Court Justice O’Connor recommended Isabell Sawhill’s Democracy article, “Old News.”
June 12, 2008
Introducing Issue 9: A Podcast with Kenneth Baer and Andrei Cherny
Democracy Podcast Series: Listen in as co-editors Kenneth Baer and Andrei Cherny introduce Issue 9.
June 11, 2008
Are Doctors Screwing Up Public Health?
The New York Times: The New York Times’ Nick Kristof considers Josh Ruxin’s piece on public health in our most recent issue.
June 3, 2008
Barack Obama, Democracy, and the Next Progressive Agenda
Philadelphia Inquirer: Chris Satullo of the Philadelphia Inquirer encourages Barack Obama to turn to Democracy’s recent “What’s Next?” symposium to find the blueprint for the next progressive agenda.
April 28, 2008
Putting the “Home” In Homeland Security
Utne Reader: The Utne Reader has cited Matthew Dallek’s call for “Civic Security,” which appeared in our winter issue, as an example of an “Emerging Idea.”
April 25, 2008
Democracy Podcast: Expand the House of Representatives
Democracy Podcast Series: Larry Sabato talks with Democracy co-editor Andrei Cherny about the need to expand the House of Representatives.
April 24, 2008
Financial Product Safety Commission Continues to Gain Ground
Harvard Magazine: The Financial Product Safety Commission, an idea originally proposed in Democracy, has recently been discussed on the Senate floor and been the focus of an article in Harvard Magazine.
April 23, 2008
The Freakonomics of Car Insurance
The New York Times: On April 20th, Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt–authors of the best-selling Freakonomics–cited Jason Bordoff’s recent Democracy article as evidence in their case for pay-as-you-drive car insurance.
April 23, 2008
Tomorrow’s Big Ideas
The Dallas Morning News: The Dallas Morning News has excerpted long sections of our recent “What’s Next?” feature in its editorial section.
April 15, 2008
Democracy Podcast: The Challenges of Sovereign Wealth Funds
Democracy Podcast Series: In the latest podcast episode, frequent Democracy contributor Joshua Kurlantzick discusses sovereign wealth funds with editor Kenneth Baer.
April 1, 2008
Do We Need A National Primary?
KPFK Radio: Democracy co-editor Kenneth Baer believes that we need a national presidential primary. KPFK radio recently interviewed him about his idea.
March 26, 2008
Democracy Podcast: Introducing Issue 8
Democracy Podcast Series: Editors Kenneth Baer and Andrei Cherny discuss Issue 8.
February 26, 2008
What Should Obama Do About Climate Change?
The Washington Post: Barack Obama’s presidential campaign should turn to the upcoming issue of Democracy for fresh thinking on how to combat global warming, suggests the Washington Post’s Sebastian Mallaby.
February 19, 2008
MySpace Goes to War
Utne Reader: Utne magazine recently flagged Peter Bergen’s article from our Fall 2007 issue as a powerful “emerging idea.”
January 31, 2008
Democracy Podcast: A Discussion About Wiki-Government
Democracy Podcast Series: The Democracy podcast series continues as Clay Risen sits down with Beth Simone Noveck to talk about Wiki-Government.
January 4, 2008
Andrei Cherny Discusses the Presidential Race
Fox News: Voters across the political spectrum are clamoring for change. In the heat of the presidential race, Democracy editor Andrei Cherny talked about the contest on Hannity and Colmes.
January 2, 2008
Democracy Podcast: Andrei Cherny Talks to Matthew Dallek
Democracy Podcast Series: Matthew Dallek, author of “Civic Security” from Issue 7, talks to Democracy Editor Andrei Cherny about a progressive approach to homeland security.
December 21, 2007
Democracy Podcast: An Overview of Issue 7
Democracy Podcast Series: Co-Editors Kenneth Baer and Andrei Cherny discuss what’s inside Issue 7.
December 19, 2007
Vietnam vs. Iraq: Democracy Authors Pull Up a Chair at TPM Café
TPM Cafe: Steven Simon and Jonathan Stevenson, authors of “Viet Not” in our latest issue, pull up a chair at TPM Café to discuss their article.
December 18, 2007
Democracy Named Best New Publication of 2007
Utne Reader: Democracy has been named the best new publication in the 2007 Utne Independent Press Awards.
November 26, 2007
The Next Clintonomics
The Washington Post: What are Hillary Clinton’s views on progressive fiscal policy? According to The Washington Post’s David Ignatius, the answer may be found in the most recent issue of Democracy.
November 8, 2007
Family Insurance: The Time Has Come
The New York Times: With more and more American workers mobile and unattached to any specific employer other than themselves, the need to insure “free agent nation” is urgent. The New York Times Magazine reports that Democracy may have published a solution to the problem.
October 23, 2007
Rising-Tide Economics: A Q and A With Gene Sperling
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas: Gene Sperling, the author of “Rising-Tide Economics” in Issue 6, answers questions about his piece.
October 23, 2007
Democracy’s Influence on the Presidential Debate
The New York Times: What would progressive fiscal policy look like in a Democratic administration? The New York Times reports that Democracy has been leading the search for an answer to that question.
October 19, 2007
Democracy Nominated for Best New Publication
Utne Reader: Democracy: A Journal of Ideas has been nominated for Best New Publication by the Utne Reader’s Independent Press Awards.
October 15, 2007
“The World Has Changed:” An Interview with Ken Baer
Campaign Insider: Democracy co-editor Ken Baer talks to Campaign Insider about the journal and its role in progressive politics.
September 17, 2007
Video and Transcript of “After Iraq” Panel Now Available
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas: If you missed the Democracy/Carnegie Endowment panel on “After Iraq,” you can now read the transcript and see the entire event on video …
September 7, 2007
Brooks on Bordoff
The New York Times: In today’s New York Times, columnist David Brooks approvingly cites “Broken Contract,” an article by Hamilton Project Director Jason Bordoff.
August 27, 2007
Do We Need a Financial Product Safety Commission?
The Oklahoman: Richard Mize, real estate editor for the Oklahoman, covers Elizabeth Warren’s proposal for a Financial Product Safety Commission [“Unsafe at Any Rate,” Issue #5]. He writes, “A little regulation goes a long way, but to hear Elizabeth Warren tell it, not nearly far enough in the mortgage market”
August 1, 2007
Man of Democracy
Phoenix Magazine: The August issue of Phoenix Magazine profiles Democracy co-editor Andrei Cherny
June 25, 2007
A Proposal to Protect Your Wallet
The Dallas Morning News: Pamela Yip of the Dallas Morning News seconds Elizabeth Warren’s call for a Financial Product Safety Commission, which first appeared
June 22, 2007
The Subprime Implosion: It Gets Worse
The Philadelphia Inquirer: In an editorial about the growing crisis surrounding subprime mortgages, The Philadelphia Inquirer discusses Elizabeth Warren’s
June 12, 2007
One Market, One Regulator
Forbes: Elizabeth Warren’s proposal, in the latest issue of Democracy, to create a single, new regulatory regime for the credit industry has stirred great interest among lawmakers, as Forbes’s Brian Wingfield explains
June 12, 2007
“Balanced Budgets: Holy Grail or Overrated?” Webcast
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas: What should progressives do about the budget deficit? Today Democracy convened a panel of leading thinkers
June 12, 2007
Blue Dogs Take Aim At Record Deficits
The Washington Post: In her coverage of the Blue Dog Coalition, a group of 40 House Democrats committed to balancing the budget, The Washington Post’s Lori Montgomery speaks to Democracy Co-Editor Andrei Cherny
June 11, 2007
Are Americans Too Stupid to Handle Credit on Their Own?
The Economist: The Economist’s blog features a lengthy critique of Elizabeth Warren’s call for a Financial Product Safety Commission, featured in her article “Unsafe at Any Rate” in Democracy Issue #5
June 11, 2007
Elizabeth Warren’s Financial Product Safety Commission
Time: Time’s business and economics columnist Justin Fox blogs about Elizabeth Warren’s proposal for
June 11, 2007
Wanted: Credit Cops
CNN/Money: Money Senior Editor Roger Regnier writes approvingly of Elizabeth Warren’s proposal for a Financial Product Safety Commission in the
June 11, 2007
In Search of the Next Big Idea
The Chicago Tribune: “For a committed Democrat,” writes the Chicago Tribune’s Michael Tackett, “Kenneth Baer looks to unlikely places for inspiration”
June 10, 2007
Beware of Exploding Mortgages
The New York Times: The New York Times’s Gretchen Morgenson writes up Elizabeth Warren’s article calling for a Financial Product Safety Commission in the summer 2007 issue of Democracy
May 21, 2007
Democracy Featured in
The Utne Reader: This month the Utne Reader featured Democracy in its “From the Stacks” feature
February 28, 2007
How Distortions of History Harm Public Debate
The Chronicle of Higher Education: In a recent online article, the Chronicle of Higher Education featured a review of Ohio University Kevin Mattson’s
January 24, 2007
The Knee-Jerk Opposition
The Washington Post: The Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus cites Jason Furman’s “Our Unhealthy Tax Code” [Issue #1] in a piece about President Bush’s health care proposal.
January 11, 2007
Where Labor, Environmental Activists Have Failed
The Wall Street Journal: The Wall Street Journal’s Robin Moroney highlights Aaron Chatterji and Siona Listokin’s “Corporate Social Irresponsibility” [Issue #3], writing that
December 17, 2006
The 2006 Sidney Awards
The New York Times: In his annual selection of the year’s best essays, New York Times columnist David Brooks singled out Karen Kornbluh’s “Families Valued” from Issue #2
November 19, 2006
The Last 20th-Century Election?
The New York Times Magazine: Reporter Matt Bai writes about the significance of the 2006 midterms and quotes Democracy editors Ken Baer and Andrei Cherny as saying
July 10, 2006
Wake up, Democrats: Ideas and Vision Do Matter
The Los Angeles Times: Co-editors Ken Baer and Andrei Cherny argue in a Los Angeles Times op-ed that the Democrats need to start generating new ideas if they want to return to power.
June 25, 2006
With Job-Based Healthcare Ailing, It May Be Time to Seek a Cure
The Los Angeles Times: Columnist Ron Brownstein discusses Jason Furman’s Democracy article on health insurance and the tax code.
June 22, 2006
Thinking Outside the Blog
The Washington Post: Columnist David Broder calls the first issue of Democracy “really impressive.”
June 21, 2006
The Democrats Reassess
The Washington Post: Reporter Dan Balz describes Democracy: “Their goal is do for the Democrats what journals such as Public Interest did for conservatives and Republicans decades ago, which is to bring forward big ideas to challenge what they regard as the tired thinking that grips Democratic politicians.”
June 21, 2006
Fukuyama, Hannah and Zegna
The New York Times: Columnist Maureen Dowd calls Democracy “a progressive journal to ponder big ideas that might help the wretched Democrats stop driving on Ambien and snatch back a little power.”
June 20, 2006
Hoping to Emulate Conservative Success, Dem Young Guns Launch Journal of Ideas
The Hill: Jonathan Kaplan profiles Democracy co-editors Kenneth Baer and Andrei Cherny.
June 20, 2006
Taking a Page from the GOP Playbook
Cnn.com's Morning Grind: Mark Preston writes in the Morning Grind that “While most Democrats are trying to tailor their party’s message for the midterm elections in an attempt to take back the House and Senate, a small group of Democrats are focusing on the long term.”
June 18, 2006
What the Democrats Need Is a Little Power
The Los Angeles Times: Columnist Ron Brownstein sees Democracy as a central part of the “infrastructure” of the next liberal resurgence.
June 17, 2006
Publish or Perish
National Journal: Reporter James Barnes plugs Democracy.
June 13, 2006
Ideas, Please
The Hotline On-Call: Reporter Marc Ambinder reports on the Clintons “shower[ing] affection” on Democracy co-editor Andrei Cherny.
April 25, 2006
The Left’s Big Ideas
Washington Post: Columnist E.J. Dionne mentions Democracy in an article surveying the push for new ideas on the left.
February 16, 2011
Bold and Nimble: A 21st-Century Case for Ambitious Government
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas: Join us for a discussion of Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer’s “The ‘More What, Less How’ Government” on March 9 at NDN. Liu and Hanauer will be joined by Michael Lind of the New America Foundation, Megan McArdle of The Atlantic, and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post. Click here to RSVP.
October 15, 2009
Will They Ever Learn? The Media and the Iraq War
Columbia School of Journalism: More than six years have passed since the beginning of the Iraq War. What has the elite media learned since then, when its failure to be critical helped lead America into the biggest foreign policy disaster of the post-Cold War era?
October 6, 2009
The Race to Innovate
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation: On October 6th, please join Democracy for a discussion on the future of innovation in economics, education, and the federal government.
March 18, 2009
You’re Invited: A Discussion on
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas: Please join the New America Foundation and Democracy at noon on Wednesday, March 18 for a discussion of Charles Kupchan and Adam Mount’s new article, “The Autonomy Rule.”
January 19, 2009
Obama’s America: A TPMCafe Roundtable
www.tpmcafe.com: All this week, as the nation celebrates Barack Obama’s inauguration, tpmcafe.com will feature conversations about Democracy’s “Obama’s America” symposium, with some leading progressive thinkers.
December 19, 2008
Democracy Author John Nagl to Appear on The Rachel Maddow Show and WHYY on December 22
The Rachel Maddow Show and WHYY: Listen in as counterinsurgency expert John Nagl talks about his recent Democracy article.
December 12, 2008
Join Democracy Author Rob Atkinson In Discussion of “Innovation Economics”
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation: In the most recent issue of Democracy, “Innovation Nation,” an article by Rob Atkinson, makes the case for a new economic doctrine: “Innovation Economics.” On December 17th, please join the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, of which Mr. Atkinson is president, for an event focused on this emerging field.
November 6, 2008
Video of “After the Election” Event Now Available
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas: On November 6th, Democracy brought together a group of America’s brightest thinkers to present the first take on what the 2008 election will mean for the new administration’s policies, the Democratic Party’s trajectory, and the future of progressive governance. You can now view video of the event online.
October 19, 2008
Democracy Podcast: Theda Skocpol on Higher Education Policy
Democracy Podcast Series: Kenneth Baer speaks to Theda Skocpol about the future of higher education policy.
October 17, 2008
Andrei Cherny Talks About the Economic Crisis
The Brian Lehrer Show: On October 14th, Andrei Cherny visted The Brian Lehrer Show to discuss the economy.
October 10, 2008
Democracy Podcast: Joseph Nye on Presidential Leadership
Democracy Podcast Series: To best confront the challenges of the twenty-first century, what kind of leader should the next president be? Harvard’s Joseph Nye has an answer, and he shared it in a recent Democracy podcast.
June 2, 2008
Democracy and Democracy: Andrei Cherny and David Frum on BloggingheadsTV
BloggingheadsTV: Democracy co-editor Andrei Cherny recently appeared on Bloggingheads TV with former Bush speech writer David Frum to discuss the journal and the state of the presidential race.
May 30, 2008
Watch “What’s Next?: The New Progressive Agenda” Video
Center for American Progress: In its spring issue, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas presented 20 new ideas that will set the next progressive agenda. On May 29th, C-SPAN was there as we explored some of these ideas in depth. Watch the video.
April 15, 2008
See Democracy Editor Andrei Cherny Discuss His New Book, The Candy Bombers
The Candy Bombers: Democracy co-editor and co-founder Andrei Cherny is the author of the new book, The Candy Bombers. He’ll be touring the country to discuss the book and sign copies.
February 18, 2008
The Art of Inspiration
NPR: Democracy Co-Editor Kenneth Baer recently appeared on NPR to talk about the rhetoric of inspiration.
February 15, 2008
Kenneth Baer on Brian Lehrer
WNYC: On February 15th, Democracy co-editor Kenneth Baer appeared on The Brian Lehrer Show to discuss the complex Democratic primary process.
November 26, 2007
Video of Panel
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas: Watch Senators Bill Bradley and Bob Kerrey, as well as Gene Sperling, Bernard Schwartz, Robert Hormats and Democracy’s Andrei Cherny discuss the future of progressive fiscal policy.
October 16, 2007
America’s Fiscal Challenges: A Panel Discussion
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas: On October 16th in New York City, the debate over America’s future economic policy that Democracy has helped spur in our recent issues will continue in a panel discussion we are co-hosting with The New School’s Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis.
October 2, 2007
Globalization, Growth, and Social Equity: American and European Perspectives
Center for American Progress: Two Democracy contributors, Karen Kornbluh and Gene Sperling, discuss the Dynamism Economy with former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin and two leading European policymakers.
September 21, 2007
Democracy Podcast: Peter Bergen Talks to Clay Risen
Democracy Podcast Series: Peter Bergen, contributor to Democracy’s “After Iraq” symposium, discusses his piece with Managing Editor Clay Risen.
September 18, 2007
Democracy Podcast: An Interview with Michele Flournoy
Democracy Podcast Series: Michele Flournoy, director of the Center for a New American Security, and contributor to our “After Iraq” symposium, talks to Democracy’s Ethan Porter.
September 17, 2007
The First Democracy Podcast: An Overview of Issue 6
Democracy Podcast Series: Listen in as Co-Editors Andrei Cherny and Ken Baer discuss the new issue.
September 17, 2007
After Iraq: U.S. Strategy in the Middle East After the Troops Come Home
Democracy and The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: In its fall issue, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas brings together an unprecedented collection of thirteen of the top progressive foreign policy thinkers writing on the critical topic: “What the U.S. should do once it leaves Iraq.” Three of the authors will join us to discuss the future of American foreign policy in the Middle East.
August 7, 2007
New Social Contract Panel Transcript Now Available
The Hamilton Project: The complete transcript from the July 26, 2007 panel on a new social contract, held jointly by the Hamilton Project and Democracy
August 3, 2007
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas to Host Key Debate Panels At YearlyKos Convention
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas: Blogs are important, but they alone won’t produce the big ideas progressives need to reshape the political landscape in 2008 and beyond. That’s why Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, the progressive quarterly, will be playing a major role at this week’s YearlyKos convention in Chicago
July 26, 2007
A New Social Contract
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas and the Hamilton Project: In the decades after World War II, the United States developed an implicit social compact that businesses, government and individuals would all play a role in ensuring the health, retirement and other benefits
June 21, 2007
The Politics of Poverty and Social Policy: Old Myths and New Realities
The New America Foundation: On Thursday, June 21, the New America Foundation will hold a discussion on American welfare policy featuring two Democracy authors, William & Mary Professor Chris Howard and New America’s Mark Schmitt, along with New America’s Margy Waller
June 12, 2007
Video from Balanced Budgets Panel Now Available
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas: Missed Democracy’s panel discussion on budget policy? The full event is now on video
June 12, 2007
June 12 Panel: “Balanced Budgets: Holy Grail or Overrated?”
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas: Please join us Tuesday, June 12, 2007, for a panel discussion to celebrate the first anniversary of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas.
April 27, 2007
Kenneth Baer, Live on Philadelphia Radio
WHYY Philadelphia: Listen to a podcast of Democracy Co-Editor Kenneth Baer on WHYY Philadelphia’s “Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane”
February 9, 2007
Democracy/Center for American Progress CSR Panel Video
The Center for American Progress: With corporate social responsibility becoming a major topic of discussion from the Beltway to the boardroom, Democracy recently teamed up
January 2, 2007
Andrei Cherny: Commentary on Democracy
Access Tuscon: Democracy Co-editor Andrei Cherny recently appeared on Access Tuscon’s current-events program “Political Perspectives.” The episode
October 19, 2006
The Battle After Bush: Video from the Democracy/New America Panel
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas and the New America Foundation: In cooperation with the New America Foundation, on Thursday, October 19 Democracy: A Journal of Ideas hosted a brown-bag lunch panel on the future of American foreign policy
September 28, 2006
Panel: China’s Illiberal Challenge
University of California, Berkeley: Berkeley’s Naazneen Barma and Ely Ratner, authors of “China’s Illiberal Challenge” in Democracy #2, will be giving
July 12, 2006
Democracy’s Panel Discussion on Ideas and Politics
Video: Missed Democracy’s panel on ideas and politics? Windows visitors, click here to view with Windows Media Player, Mac visitors click here to view with Quicktime
June 25, 2006
Recast of
CSPAN Radio: Missed Democracy’s panel on ideas and politics? Catch it Sunday, June 25 at 11 on CSPAN Radio.
June 20, 2006
Do Ideas Still Matter? Or Is Politics Brain Dead?
Press Release: Editors of three leading political magazines–Francis Fukuyama of The American Interest, Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard and Michael Tomasky of the liberal American Prospect–will join the founding editors of a new progressive publication in a panel discussion June 20 to mark the launch of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas.
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Events
Bold and Nimble: A 21st-Century Case for Ambitious Government
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas: Join us for a discussion of Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer’s “The ‘More What, Less How’ Government” on March 9 at NDN. Liu and Hanauer will be joined by Michael Lind of the New America Foundation, Megan McArdle of The Atlantic, and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post. Click here to RSVP.
News
Shadi Hamid on “The Cairo Conundrum”
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas: In our Winter 2010 issue, Shadi Hamid wrote of the dilemma confronting the U.S. in Egypt. His closing lines: “Egyptians, along with Arabs and Muslims throughout the region, have demonstrated their desire for substantive political change. It is time we did the same.”
News
Read Gene Sperling’s Essay on “Rising-Tide Economics” from Our Fall 2007 Issue
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas: President Obama today announced the appointment of Gene Sperling as the new director of the National Economic Council. Readers who are wondering what to expect from Sperling can find their answer in the pages of this journal.
Features
First Principles: The Role of Government
Michael Tomasky: Progressives aren’t going to give up on government because of one election. A strong role for the federal government as incubator, nurturer, and watchdog is central to the progressive vision of society.
Features
Enemies of State
Rick Perlstein: Historically, nothing has terrified conservatives so much as efficient, effective, activist government.
Features
Why Conservatives Won’t Govern
Alan Wolfe: Rather than using government badly out of a conviction that it always fails, they now refuse to allow government to do its work at all.
Features
The “More What, Less How” Government
Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer: What is government for? Over the last two years, this has been the dominant question of American politics. Yet so few leaders have offered coherent answers.

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