In a democracy, power resides with the people. Here’s some helpful advice on how you can get your share, from civics educator Eric Liu.

Why government leaders should publish the reams of data they’re collecting — and why citizens everywhere should push them to do so.

At the end of 2014, find repose by exciting the mind. 52 of the world’s leading thinkers offer the books that inspired them and their work.

Pia Mancini and her colleagues want to upgrade democracy in Argentina and beyond. Here’s how.

Eric Liu wants to make civics “as sexy as it was during American Revolution.” The key to that: teaching everyone the basic skills of power. Here they are.

Congressman Jim McGovern makes an impassioned plea for lawmakers from both sides of the political divide to end hunger in America. It’s totally do-able, he says.

One of the things that baffles mere mortals about the 2008 financial crisis is that no one seems to have been held accountable for what went on. Economics professor and former bank regulator William Black has some sobering thoughts on why that is — and what we might do about it.