A New Twist in Recall Efforts

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            London, Ontario         Initiated referendums and recall petitions were some of the great reforms of the Progressive Era in the United States one-hundred years ago.  In some states and many cities, these reforms have lasted since then, even if rarely used, offering some measure of accountability by citizens to protect themselves from malfeasance or abuse. …

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Trusting the Voters Turns Out Not Bad

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            Brussels          In the United States, real populists, meaning candidates who really believe in the people, rather than being demagogues and wannabe-autocrats, believed in the initiative and recall process, solidified in a number of states in the Progressive Era, more than one-hundred years ago.  Certainly, not all states have them.  They were in fact more …

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