democracy

  1. Coyote

    Mitch McConnell: Gravedigger of Democracy

    Godwin's Law has been suspended for the duration of this emergency. The next two years are going to be very interesting, no matter what happens in midterms. And I mean interesting in the "ancient curse" kind of way. It's a very long article, but worth the read. Full length article: The...
  2. RNG

    The economics behind the demise of democracy

    Here is an Axios summary of a more detailed analysis by a couple of university economists on the economic basis for the erosion of democracies and the strengthening of autocratic rule. Ultrashort version, whether in fact or in perception, there appears to be a lessening of material wealth in...
  3. D

    The Supreme Court vs. democracy

    The Supreme Court vs. democracy Even those most invested in the Court’s grandeur are finding it hard to defend its reality. By Ezra Klein ################################################################################ Truth be told that's exactly what is happening and the way it...
  4. D

    Time for Democrats to FIGHT LIKE HELL for our democracy

    Time for Democrats to FIGHT LIKE HELL for our democracy By Kerry Eleveld ########################################### Indeed it is imperative that Democrats fight for our democracy! No more sitting around like last time which caused Trump to win. Now Democrats have a real...
  5. HayJenn

    Americans losing confidence in democracy

    THE BIG IDEA: Half of Americans think the United States is in “real danger of becoming a nondemocratic, authoritarian country.” A majority, 55 percent, see democracy as “weak” — and 68 percent believe it is “getting weaker.” Eight in 10 Americans say they are either “very” or “somewhat”...
  6. Devil505

    This "Trumped-Up" border crisis is helping V. Putin to divide us and hurt democracy

    Trump was put into office by Putin to do exactly this! The November midterms will decide if we will allow our country to continue to be run by racists/criminals....Trump's base.... or the majority of decent Americans who don't like Fascism. Thoughts?
  7. reedak

    Democracy calls into question after Trump election

    1. According to Roger Scruton, a writer and philosopher: "Democracy is championed as a universal good by the West, but we over-estimate its power to guarantee personal and political freedom." Despite being "the best innovator in the world" as claimed by Peter Kent Navarro, America seems to...
  8. bajisima

    Is Capitalism a threat to democracy?

    What do you think? In London, in the nineteen-thirties, the émigré Hungarian intellectual Karl Polanyi was known among his friends as “the apocalyptic chap.” His gloom was understandable. Nearly fifty, he’d had to leave his wife, daughter, and mother behind in Vienna shortly after Austria...
  9. Devil505

    The best argument against democracy

    "The best argument against democracy....is a five minute conversation with the average voter." Winston Churchill He said that without even talking to one Trump supporter.
  10. Devil505

    Putin is the real winner of Trump's attack on democracy

    Trump's real partner in all this is Russia. Our Congress overwhelmingly voted new sanctions against Russia for its interference in our elections.....but Trump has refused to implement them. Trump is trying to destroy the credibility of the FBI which is our main protection against Russian spies...
  11. S

    Direct Democracy - why not?

    On at least a number of issues, why are we not voting directly? I log into the website, and there my new-style representative has summarized bills we may vote on, with links to the actual bill. Bills stay up for 2 or 3 months, or more. Lawyers and politicians and business people and union...
  12. Singularity

    Bob Menendez is a corrupt bastard, but any attempt to Trump democracy would be worse

    So there's a situation developing as Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., is on trial for corruption (he allegedly did favors with government resources and received gifts from a key campaign donor) and is expected to be convicted. If he is convicted and sent to prison, that will not disqualify him from...
  13. tnbskts

    State Department considers scrubbing democracy promotion from its mission

    "Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has ordered his department to redefine its mission and issue a new statement of purpose to the world. The draft statements under review right now are similar to the old mission statement, except for one thing — any mention of promoting democracy is being...
  14. HayJenn

    On Trump, Transparency and Democracy

    Over the first six months of this young presidency, President Donald J. Trump’s approach to the office has been characterized by self-interest, defiance of basic democratic norms, and often incoherent or self-contradictory communications and priorities. In the face of historic lows in public...
  15. bajisima

    Is Kid Rock revealing democracy's end or its future?

    Interesting read. Of course we also could add Caitlyn Jenner and Dwight Johnson to this article. Dismay and outrage greeted the news last week that Robert James Ritchie, the artist commonly known as Kid Rock, was contemplating a run for the United States Senate. The delicate souls at the New...
  16. aboutenough

    Democracy Snowflakes

    Exactly , they are protesting the system we have in place.
  17. cpicturetaker12

    BinLaden SEAL raid'r says biggest threat to democracy is PRESS ATTACK by TRUMP

    Now there's alignment we don't often hear about. Particularly, in TRUMP WORLD. In Republiland who things they own the flag, have the corner on PATRIOTISM and are beligerently ignorant of what it's really all about. So a REAL man, who actually understands the the CONSTITUTION, who took an oath...
  18. Robert Urbanek

    If Falcons win, democracy loses

    Donald Trump will become an American pharaoh if the Atlanta Falcons defeat the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. We live in a computer-like simulation in which metaphors and myths become reality. The Super Bowl will be a battle between the Egyptian sun-god Re, whose falcon icon...
  19. L

    'He Is Going to Test Our Democracy as It Has Never Been Tested'

    Why Nixon's former lawyer John Dean worries Trump could be one of the most corrupt presidents ever—and get away with it John Dean speaking in 2003Jim Ruymen / Reuters MCKAY COPPINS JAN 17, 2017 Sometime early last fall, John Dean says he began having nightmares about a Trump...
  20. Babba

    Google, democracy and the truth about internet search

    This article is a must read for everyone. It explains why right and left really are in alternate universes. It explains why the right feels they can have their own facts and why we lefties are left scratching our heads wondering where righties came up with their world view. And it's insidious...