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Sean McElwee

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Sean McElwee is a research associate at Demos.

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(Photo: AP/Rich Pedroncelli)

Union members are not only more likely to vote for progressive policies, they're more likely to vote. Read more

Working in America

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AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

The new rules are good, but could be better. Read more

Economic Policy

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The decline of labor unions has shifted the balance of power not only in the country at large, but within the Democratic Party. Hello Wall Street; bye-bye voters... Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Evidence suggests that a significant part of the turnout problem is voting barriers. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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European conservatives have found ways to give conservation mass appeal. Why can't Americans find a middle ground on saving the Earth? Read more

Money, Politics and Power