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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.”
  5. the national interest
    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.
  6. democracy
    What Happens If Trump Supporters Believe His ‘Rigged Election’ Hype?The ugliness of this campaign could get worse on Election Day.
  7. 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.
  8. China Uses Trump in Anti-Democracy Propaganda“Mussolini and Hitler came to power through elections, a heavy lesson for Western democracy,” China’s Global Times warns.
  9. foreign affairs
    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.
  10. 2016
    Obama Thinks His Hypothetical 2016 Chances Are Pretty Good“I think if I ran, I would win. But I can’t.”
  11. snowstorms
    Snowstorm Cancels Democracy in MaineAnd 80,000 are without power.
  12. democracy
    Clay Aiken Wants to Be Your Next American Idol CongressmanDon’t take this from him too, Ruben Studdard.
  13. democracy
    Believe It or Not, Those Old Voting Machines Don’t Work PerfectlyMany people complained.
  14. media
    CBS and Time Warner Will Play Nice for DemocracyThe comptroller debate will air despite the blackout.
  15. election hangover
    NYC Still Counting Ballots From 2012 ElectionMore than 400 ballots just turned up.
  16. Andrew Santino Wins The New York Times Comedy Challenge But No CashStandup Andrew Santino has just been voted the winner of The New York Times 2nd Annual Comedy Challenge, in which six up-and-comers all perform […]
  17. democracy
    Estée Lauder Mogul Cut Martin Scorsese in Line to VoteIt helped that Leonard Lauder makes philanthropic donations to his polling place.
  18. democracy
    Petitioners Demand That White House Reveal Its Honey Ale Recipe“I think it’s time for beer.”
  19. Pitchfork’s Readers Like Camp Way More Than Its Reviewers DidIn defiance of Pitchfork’s emphatically low 1.6 rating of Childish Gambino’s Camp, the site’s readers voted the album number 18 on their list […]
  20. neighborhood news
    What Would You Do With $1 Million of the City’s Money?Pave a few streets? Lots of Lotto tickets?
  21. iraq
    Iraqi Prime Minister Will Not Run for Another TermAnd he’s halved his own salary.
  22. weird al greene
    This Alvin Greene Voter Is All That Is Wrong With DemocracyShe voted for him because of soul singer Al Green.
  23. 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.