As political scandals continue to dominate the media landscape and threaten the integrity of American democracy, another potential scandal has entered the equation: dark money.
Political Commentary & Opinion
If you’re wondering why you should care about midterm elections, there are a few reasons why this is a crucial election cycle. First, midterm elections always draw fewer voters than presidential elections, which means that the results are often decided by a small percentage of people. For example, in the last midterm election, only 36% of eligible voters cast a ballot.
Modern societies operate through their formal institutions. These institutions are run by bureaucracies that carry out the tasks necessary for the functioning of that society. As with aging human bodies that increasingly fail to function, bureaucracies also go into decline. A sure indicator of a society’s impending demise is the breakdown of its bureaucracies.
In times of rapid change, quality of leadership is vital to the outcome of what type of society emerges. We are collectively and specifically, in such a time. What goes into good leadership? How can we tell if someone has the leadership qualities needed to guide us forward? These questions confront us every time we go to the ballot box to choose new leaders or when we decide which organizations to support or who to follow.