Category Archives: democracy

You think Russia only mucked around in the U.S. election?

The story line is familiar, and it is not going away: Russia deliberately interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election with the purpose of undermining Hillary Clinton’s chances of becoming the 45th president. The man who did win the election … Continue reading

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Tony Blair: If you’re on the left, you need to grow up

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has sent a blistering message to those on the left, whether they be in his country or in the United States. Politico reports that message is “the same feelings that gave rise to Brexit … Continue reading

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Trump alone cannot fix it

You have read that headline and have drawn a conclusion: I’m about to rip Donald Trump. Nope. I often refer to one moment of Trump’s acceptance speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention, when he said, “I alone can fix … Continue reading

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Flags fly; anger ensues

There are few things that Nigel Farage and I agree upon, but I side with him when he says that efforts to undermine Brexit in the UK are wrong. The former leader of UKIP was thrilled when voters in the United … Continue reading

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Okay, I get it: Russia wanted to undermine Hillary Clinton in 2016

The New York Times has the latest “drip” in the “drip, drip, drip” that is evidence pointing to interference by Russia in the 2016 presidential election. According to the newspaper, The Russian information attack on the election did not stop … Continue reading

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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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