Category Archives: democracy

SLOW, PAINFUL DEATH

THE AUTOPSY REPORT ON THE DEATH OF THE LIBERAL CLASS A little irony and a lot of history, and with a message for the left. By David William Pear/ OpEdNews/ June 11, 2020 Autopsy Scene (Image by Wikimedia)   Details   DMCA … Continue reading

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THE AMERICA WE NEED

By the Editorial Board/ New York Times/ April 9, 2020 From some of its darkest hours, the United States has emerged stronger and more resilient. Between May and July 1862, even as Confederate victories in Virginia raised doubts about the … Continue reading

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American Democracy May Be Dying

Authoritarian rule may be just around the corner. By Paul Krugman/ New York Times/ April 9, 2020   If you aren’t terrified both by Covid-19 and by its economic consequences, you haven’t been paying attention. Even though social distancing may … Continue reading

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What Democracy?

Moving on from the expectation that we have a democracy By Josh Mitteldorf/ OpEd News/ March 3, 2020 They’re not going to let Bernie anywhere near the White House, and the sooner we stop fretting about it, the sooner we … Continue reading

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Change is Coming

Neoliberalism Has Radicalized a Whole Generation By Conor Lynch/ Truthdig/ February 26, 2020 When the conversation veered toward “capitalism” and “socialism” at last week’s Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, the preeminent capitalist on the stage, Michael Bloomberg, could hardly … Continue reading

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Unprecedented Election Cheating

The Billion-Dollar Disinformation Campaign to Reelect the President How new technologies and techniques pioneered by dictators will shape the 2020 election By MacKay Coppins/ The Atlantic/ February 10, 2020   One day last fall, I sat down to create a … Continue reading

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How the Fix Was In

Amazing interview by Rachel Maddow (and Claire McCaskill) of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.} on how the fix was in on the Impeachment trial and future legislation. This explains how big money controls Washington…. This is a must-see. …..Needs to be … Continue reading

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CAPITALISM WORKS GREAT–EXCEPT WHEN IT DOESN’T

By Arlen Grossman Published at OpEd News, October 5, 2019   Democracy, if we ever truly had it, is rapidly disappearing in America today. If most people want background checks for guns, universal health care, a higher minimum wage, action … Continue reading

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