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AI and the Future of Democracy

Last week, AI LA held a symposium called “AI, Ethics, and Fairness.” The panel discussion took place at the Phase Two co-working space in Culver City, California and its members included a computer scientist, a technology ethicist, a legal expert in AI and an AI...

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GOP Rep. Amash Tweets Case for Impeaching Bill Barr

As one of the founders of the ultra-conservative Freedom Caucus, Congressman Justin Amash may be the last person you'd expect to call for the impeachment of President Trump. But after completing his reading of the full 486-page Mueller Report, Amash became...

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Climate Activists Convene at Earth’s Call Event in Aspen

I’ve never considered myself a climate activist, but I am an activist for fact-based public policy. Given that “climate change is a hoax” is the world’s leading fake news story, I decided to accept an invitation to the Earth’s Call climate action conference this past...

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Climate Change Policies Deeply Divide Voters

Just when you thought America couldn’t be more divided, a new CNN poll rates climate change as the most important issue of the 2020 presidential election among registered Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents. But for Republican voters, climate...

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To Impeach or Not to Impeach? That Is the Question

This week, as we collectively digested Robert Mueller’s 400-page report, a debate broke out over whether or not Congress should begin impeachment hearings into President Trump. The pro-impeach crowd led by Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria...

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A New Digital Contract with America

VOICES OF CIVICS NATION GUEST BLOGGER Of course the Green New Deal is audacious and not obviously within reach. That’s the whole point; to create space for ambition, to pull our emotions upwards and force us to feel the future.A practical and...

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Maine Uses Ranked-Choice Voting to Decide House Race

Maine became the first state in the country to use ranked-choice voting to decide a federal election. No candidate got 50% or more of the vote, which sent the election to a ranked-choice runoff. The loser is now suing, saying that ranked-choice voting is unconstitutional.

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Midterm Election Results Reflect a Divided Nation

Neither Republicans nor Democrats got exactly what they wanted in the 2018 midterm elections; there were wins and losses on both sides. For Democrats, the biggest win was gaining control of the House of Representatives. For Republicans, the biggest win was maintaining control of the Senate.

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