Morgan Griffith

Representative Democracy is Getting a Workout

Apr 19, 2017
Robbie Harris

Representative democracy has been getting a work out, thanks most recently to a citizens group called “Indivisible.”  The citizen action organization takes a page from the Tea Party handbook, which formed for the very same reason:  to oppose a president and to have its concerns heard by political representatives.

Evan Vucci / AP

 

A newly reinstated rule in Congress has Democrats worried that Republicans are going to try to fire a large swath of federal workers, which could hurt the economy across the commonwealth. Matt Laslo has the story from the Capitol.