And yet neither Democrats nor Republicans represent those principles.
Plus: More Cuomo allegations, the "cult of now," the state budget apocalypse that wasn't, and more...
California Democrats and their labor union allies are embracing anti-democratic principles to thwart the will of the people.
Yesterday's events at the Capitol building should be understood as a colossal law enforcement failure.
Trump Tweets About Mike Pence's Betrayal While His Supporters Force the V.P. To Evacuate the Capitol
Pence had been presiding over the tally of Electoral College votes before rioters broke into the Capitol Building, forcing him to flee.
Junk Science Alert: Washington Post Says Data Prove the GOP Has Grown More Authoritarian But Democrats Have Not
Trump is a wannabe despot, but let's not pretend the other side is flawless.
Trump's garbled response probably wasn't a sign he's planning to subvert the election. But it was a failure of presidential competence.
Politicians' opinions about the maneuver depend on which party is in power.
Boulder Refuses To Lift the Cap on Unrelated People Living Together. Housing Advocates Plan To Sue the City.
The Bedrooms Are For People campaign would repeal the city's existing limits on unrelated people living in the same house.
Fining non-voters would show that government is all about forcing people to do things just to make politicians happy.
Trump is impeachable, but the process might exacerbate political tensions without resolving anything.
Escalating violence in Hong Kong
Today, Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam withdrew the controversial extradition bill that set off protests.
Simon Cheng Man-kit, a staffer at the British Consulate in Hong Kong, hasn't returned from a trip he took to mainland China nearly two weeks ago.
Despite police harassment and border confiscations, protest supplies continue to make their way to dissidents.
Nine people were injured during the weekend's protests in Hong Kong, including one woman who might be permanently blind after a violent encounter with the police.
The sage of Baltimore on impeachment, the press, and the people
"The road to democracy is not irreversible-not in Moscow, not in America, not anywhere."
Barring an early release, Rep. Ron Reynolds will miss the entire 2019 legislative session.
"Government is about power. Government is not just another word for things we do together," said Sasse.
Democrats and Republicans reject individualism and free speech and both have become dangerous to our liberty.
Seattle's vouchers, passed to give outsiders a leg up, instead act as campaign welfare for well-established candidates.
Rights are theoretical unless you can defend them.
When elected officials regularly run unopposed, there's no democratic accountability.
The alleged fraud highlights the ways in which the controversial program has failed to help outsider candidates.
A program intended to empower voters has instead funneled public money to most organized and funded campaigns.
Californians would be better equipped to govern themselves fairly.
How Important Are Nonviolent Protests and Media Criticism in Preserving Democracy? Depends Which Party You Belong to!
Striking findings from Pew Research
Populism is a result of government's separation from its citizens over decades.
Go find out at "Your Life In Numbers" over at the Human Progress program at the Cato Institute
A reminder from libertarian philosopher Jason Brennan, author of Against Democracy
The power's with the people.
Dictatorships may value literacy as much as democracies, but they value life a lot less.