Friday, February 28, 2020

Tag: democracy

Why we need to protect government scientists from political retaliation

Improper political interference in government research undermines the critical role that unbiased science plays in our democracy.

Now is the time to win national improved Medicare for All

If the movement continues to build support and keeps Medicare for All a central issue in the 2020 election, we can win National Improved Medicare for All in the early 2020s.

The real divide

Unless Democrats stand squarely on the side of democracy against oligarchy, the risk on election day is that too many Americans will either stand with Trump or stay home.

Killing me softly with militarism

The decay of democracy in America.

The new age of protest

Led by young people, climate strikers blocked traffic on two mornings at the end of last month in Washington, DC. On the...

America’s real divide isn’t left vs. right. It’s democracy vs. oligarchy.

I keep hearing that the Democratic party has moved “left” and that some Democratic candidates may be “too far left”.

Elections in the era of charismatic politics

Authoritarian governments have tried to rig elections for ages. More dangerous are the far-right leaders concentrating their power by relatively fair elections.

‘Fiasco for democracy’ as right-wing supreme court gives green light to...

In a decision voting rights advocates warned could open the floodgates for even more extreme and undemocratic redistricting than what is already...

Democracy desperately needs a reboot

Democracy faces a global crisis. And this crisis couldn’t be coming at a worse time.

A Call to Arms: Friends, voters, countrymen

For voters who believed electing a rich man would refill emptied savings accounts.

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‘You’ll see rebellion’: Sanders supporters denounce open threats by superdelegates to steal nomination

“The Democrats might be able to stop Sanders, but in doing so they would destroy their party’s own electoral prospects.”

Sanders campaign releases detailed answer as to how he will pay for his major...

“You know, if you look at the media, they say Bernie's ideas are radical, they're extreme, they're out of the mainstream,. Let me just tell you, I don't think that that's true.”

Cruel and unusual: Julian Assange’s extradition hearing begins

It’s a slippery slope and in a world of so-called ‘fake news’ could have negative consequences for journalists and whistle-blowers trying to speak truth to power far into the future.

How CEOs behave like closet socialists

To deal with the many challenges we face today, the democratic principle must be extended from the political realm to the economic.

New poll shows two-thirds of voters support a wealth tax to fight inequality

“There is growing concern about the influence large corporations and wealthy individuals have on American elections.”