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Democracy

  1. ex-felon voting rights
    Florida GOP Readies Poll Tax to Nullify Ex-Felons’ Voting RightsFloridians voted to re-enfranchise the formerly incarcerated last fall. Republicans want to make them pay off all court fines and fees first.
  2. filibuster
    Democrats Should Trust Democracy and Resolve to Kill the FilibusterA lot of Democratic senators running for president won’t challenge the filibuster. That’s a problem for Democrats.
  3. alexandria ocasio-cortez
    AOC Thinks Billionaires Are a Threat to Democracy. So Did Our Founders.The idea that democracy and billionaires are incompatible might seem radical to conservatives. But to America’s founders, it seemed like common sense.
  4. q&a
    What Happens When Democracy Fails? Women Know.A conversation with Astra Taylor about her new documentary, What Is Democracy?
  5. the media
    The GOP Is Making Its Contempt for Democracy Clear. Will the Mainstream Media?Republicans are no longer bothering to disguise their anti-democratic worldview. Will the “liberal” media keep disguising it for them?
  6. politics
    The GOP’s 2018 Autopsy: Democracy Is Our EnemyRepublicans heard the electorate’s message loud and clear — and are doing everything they can to shrink that electorate, and nullify its verdict.
  7. politics
    Tribalism Isn’t Our Democracy’s Problem. The Conservative Movement Is.Partisan polarization has made it easier for lawmakers to disregard the popular will; but it is reactionary elites who demand such disregard.
  8. anthony kennedy
    Anthony Kennedy Is an Enemy of DemocracyThe former Supreme Court justice lamented the “decline of democracy” over the weekend. But he is directly responsible for such decline in the U.S.
  9. Yes, Normal Republican Elites Are a Threat to DemocracyBecause democracy is a threat to them.
  10. The Republican Court and the Era of Minority RuleThe retirement of Anthony Kennedy is another way the party that has lost the vote is consolidating power anyway.
  11. Why America’s Version of Capitalism Is Incompatible With DemocracyTo restore our democracy after Trump, we will need to reduce the material inequalities that were eroding popular sovereignty long before his rise.
  12. Why Trump’s Assault on Democracy Doesn’t Bother the Illiberal LeftTrump and his party aren’t the only force in American life opposed to liberal democracy.
  13. Amazon Should Not Be in Charge of Solving Our Health-Care CrisisDemocratically unaccountable private actors shouldn’t be responsible for performing the state’s traditional functions. But, increasingly, they are.
  14. Trump Keeps Throwing Tantrums When He Remembers He Isn’t a DictatorNew reports suggest that whenever the Justice Department reminds Trump that it is not his private detective service, he flips out.
  15. the national interest
    2018 Will Be a Fight to Save Democracy From Trump“Next year will bring ‘full Trump,’” a source warns. Be ready.
  16. The GOP Keeps Admitting Its Economic Theory Is Incompatible With DemocracyRepublicans say that their tax cuts will only work if businesses can be certain that they will never be repealed.
  17. Inequality Is a Bigger Threat to Our Democracy Than Putin IsThe biggest problem with Trump’s tax cuts is that increasing the wealth of the rich is a recipe for oligarchy.
  18. politics
    Can Our Democracy Survive Tribalism?Tribalism was an urge our Founding Fathers assumed we could overcome. And so it has become our greatest vulnerability.
  19. Trump Administration Used Public Funds to Sabotage the Health-Care SystemLast year, Trump promised universal health care. Now, to build support for throwing millions off insurance, his team is trying to make Obamacare fail.
  20. 3 Things Sociologists Learned by Studying the Women’s MarchThe power of “intersectional activism – a version of activism that is sensitive to how race, class, gender and sexuality complicate inequality.”
  21. Obama Uses Farewell Address to Call for Defense of Democracy Against TrumpHe warned Americans about a looming threat — one he never named, but whose identity was clear.
  22. What Happens If Trump Supporters Believe His ‘Rigged Election’ Hype?The ugliness of this campaign could get worse on Election Day.
  23. GOP Base Loathes Idea of Elites Picking NomineeEven if party elites figure out a way to bypass the primary results in choosing a presidential nominee, there’s a problem: Republican voters will hate it.
  24. China Uses Trump in Anti-Democracy PropagandaMussolini and Hitler came to power through elections, a heavy lesson for Western democracy,” China’s Global Times warns.
  25. Opposition Poised to Win Myanmar’s First Free General Election in 25 YearsThe voting seems to have gone smoothly, marking a major milestone in the country’s transition to democracy.
  26. Obama Thinks His Hypothetical 2016 Chances Are Pretty GoodI think if I ran, I would win. But I can’t.”
  27. Snowstorm Cancels Democracy in MaineAnd 80,000 are without power.
  28. Clay Aiken Wants to Be Your Next American Idol CongressmanDon’t take this from him too, Ruben Studdard.
  29. Believe It or Not, Those Old Voting Machines Don’t Work PerfectlyMany people complained.
  30. CBS and Time Warner Will Play Nice for DemocracyThe comptroller debate will air despite the blackout.
  31. NYC Still Counting Ballots From 2012 ElectionMore than 400 ballots just turned up.
  32. democracy
    Estée Lauder Mogul Cut Martin Scorsese in Line to VoteIt helped that Leonard Lauder makes philanthropic donations to his polling place.
  33. Petitioners Demand That White House Reveal Its Honey Ale RecipeI think it’s time for beer.”
  34. What Would You Do With $1 Million of the City’s Money?Pave a few streets? Lots of Lotto tickets?
  35. Iraqi Prime Minister Will Not Run for Another TermAnd he’s halved his own salary.
  36. This Alvin Greene Voter Is All That Is Wrong With DemocracyShe voted for him because of soul singer Al Green.
  37. agenda
    Benazir Bhutto’s Argument for ‘Reconciliation’Finished just weeks before her death, Benazir Bhutto’s book drives home just what a loss the world has suffered with her assassination.