Category Archives: democracy

Remember when the country was a democracy?

Politico Magazine examines what happens when democratic ideals steadily rot in one country. Most of the time, few paid attention, at least in part because … when she moved there to cover the story, she says, “I felt like I … Continue reading

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Mike Pence isn’t the president yet, and the left has dynamite at the ready?

I came across a National Review article the other day. My first reaction was to scoff at it. Its premise: The left was already lighting dynamite sticks and preparing to undermine Mike Pence before he ever became President of the … Continue reading

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It’s one sentence: Do you agree or disagree with it?

Potential treason has to be the line in the sand; if the GOP continues to remain largely silent or subtly defends the President of the United States, then ours is no longer a real democracy.

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The UK started it, but…

…will other nations follow? By now you know that the United Kingdom is about to begin the formal process of leaving the European Union. Voters decided in the “Brexit” referendum last June that they wanted their country of the multi-nation … Continue reading

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A racist and an illegal immigrant on a college campus

He is one of America’s more polarizing figures. He embraces every possible position in opposition to political correctness; he taunts gays and lesbians; he espouses racism; he denounces people who are not in the U.S. legally. He is Milo Yiannopoulos. … Continue reading

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Now the fun begins: Americans decide how they will deal with Trump and with each other

His first two weeks as President of the United States were defined by a flurry of executive orders, all of which were consistent with his campaign promises. A few of them met with significant push back. How Donald Trump and … Continue reading

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Are those fears of the U.S. moving toward autocracy legit or nonsense?

Donald Trump’s critics are in full throat. The latest example of their disgust with the president who has been on the job for 11 days came late Monday, when Trump fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates. For Trump’s opponents, it was … Continue reading

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