Category Archives: democracy

Democrats play softball as GOP battles for power Published in Monterey Herald. December 31 and Rutland (VT) Herald, January 5 Trump Republicans are stopping at nothing in their aggressive battle to regain power. Lying, cheating, suppressing voting rights, gerrymandering, even … Continue reading

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THE BAD GUYS ARE WINNING

If the 20th century was the story of slow, uneven progress toward the victory of liberal democracy over other ideologies—communism, fascism, virulent nationalism—the 21st century is, so far, a story of the reverse. By Anne Applebaum/ The Atlantic/ November 15, … Continue reading

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Putin Won. We Lost.

By Arlen Grossman/ OpEdNews.com/ November 26, 2021 (Top Headlined Story At OpEd News, November 26-27) As democracy struggles on life support in the United States and with authoritarianism gaining popularity here and abroad. Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, must … Continue reading

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“It’s the Media, Stupid!

How the Rise of Right-Wing Fake News is Ruining Democracy By Arlen Grossman/ October 20, 2021 Headlined at OpEd News, October 21, 2021 As our democracy unravels, as it surely is doing, Donald Trump and his reactionary co-conspirators should be … Continue reading

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The Anonymous Executioners of the Corporate State

By Chris Hedges/ ScheerPost/ October 6, 2021 Judge Loretta Preska, an advisor to the conservative Federalist Society, to which Chevron is a major donor, sentenced human rights attorney and Chevron nemesis Steven Donziger to six months in prison Friday for … Continue reading

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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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