Friday, February 22, 2019

Tag: democracy

Confronting the great American myth

The founders of the United States have the society they wanted—one that keeps people like them in power.

Venezuela: No to intervention, no to Maduro

The left has a proud tradition of both democracy and anti-imperialism. It’s critical to keep both traditions in mind when addressing the current crisis in Venezuela.

A survival guide to two more years

Even an impeachment will drag out for a long time. Here are 7 suggestions for what to do to survive in the meantime.

Trump’s assault on the rule of law

It’s based on three fundamental principles. Trump is violating every one of them.

Making the world work better

Here is hope for a better government – it's based on democracy, but also the Chinese idea of examinations for government officials, the Finnish educational system, and the Cinncinatus system in Rome.

In first floor speech, Ocasio-Cortez condemns Trump shutdown as ‘erosion of...

"The truth is, this shutdown is about the erosion of American democracy and the subversion of our most basic governmental norms."

The Trump dictatorship

Democracy is about means, while dictatorship is about ends. Trump uses any means available to achieve his own ends.

Will Trump rule by decree?

This is the clear and present danger that America now faces.

(Belief in) this lie called Democracy

So long as we continue to allow private money into electoral politics, there will never be the foundation for a true democracy...

How this year’s struggles set us up for a bold, hopeful...

We begin the new year with greater resolve and tools to safeguard our democracy.

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Tread carefully, think big: Impressions on AOC and the Green New Deal

It will be up to the activist communities she came from to defend the Green New Deal and push for it to become a reality in 2020 and beyond.

Why Bernie Sanders’ plan to recruit 1 million volunteers is a winning movement strategy

What’s more, the presence of volunteers draws more people to support the campaign and demonstrates that there is a place for them to fully engage.

Howard’s end

Now, it seems, all you need to get the media to anoint you is the money to buy an infinite amount of media. For Schultz, like Trump, it’s all about money and media.

Lots of presidential candidates talk a good talk. Look at their records instead.

Voters need to demand candidates whose life trajectories and past actions make it clear that they have more to offer than politically convenient sound bites.
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Ending the punishment of poverty: Supreme Court rules against high fines & civil asset...

On Wednesday, the court ruled the Eighth Amendment protects people from state and local authorities imposing onerous fines, fees and forfeitures to generate money.

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