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Timeless stories from our 171-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
Electoral politics in an ailing democracy
From This Is What Democracy Looked Like, which will be published in June by Princeton Architectural Press. The book is an illustrated history of the paper ballots used in U.S.…
A political orator wittily compared our party promises to western roads, which opened stately enough, with planted trees on either side, to tempt the traveller, but soon became narrow and…
From a mailing sent out by Eileen Myles in October 1992 as part of a presidential campaign in which she ran as an “openly female” write-in candidate. Myles is a…
Registering to vote in Kabul
When your vote counts for nothing