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Even though the president insisted on Thursday that there would be a vote Friday, he called the Washington Post one minute after the floor debate was scheduled to end and said, "We couldn't get one Democratic vote, and we were a little bit shy, very ...
Franken Announces 'No' Vote On Gorsuch, Talks Obamacare, RussiaThe Democratic senator announced his plan to vote against President Trump's Supreme Court pick, the push in Washington to fix Obamacare and the investigation into the president's ties ...

Leaders such as Basaveshwar and Shahu Maharaj advocated democratic values. Their collective contribution is what has shaped modern ideals of equality and ...
Beijing's preferred candidate Carrie Lam was voted in as the next chief executive of Hong Kong on Sunday by a 1,200-strong election committee packed with supporters of the ruling Chinese Communist Party, as pro-democracy demonstrators turned out once ...
Democracies are pluralist too. Liberal democracy, social democracy, conservative democracy and Islamic democracy. At a time when especially the relationship between Islam and democracy is going to be re-established, this pluralism is even more ...

Indivisible started over drinks in a bar. It now has at least 2 groups in every Congressional district in the U.S..
Secular society knew what would happen once Yogi Adityanath became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh but 'anti-democratic' activities have started there at a speed that has taken the common man by surprise, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said.
hina is not a democracy; at least not in the sense to which our western sensibility is acclimated. Starting in the 1980s (the period of opening up and reform), the government organized village elections in which several candidates would run.
Fawkes intended to assassinate James VI and replace him with a Catholic - religious turbulence and democracy have a long history.
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday that the communications of Trump transition officials, possibly including President Donald Trump himself, may have been scooped up in legal surveillance and improperly distributed ...
Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani said on Saturday that the existence of missing person cases in a democratic dispensation was unacceptable.
democracy is in peril. The democracy Index report 2016 is out. It is titled "Revenge of the deplorables" in which it clearly states that democracy in many countries, including the United States, has receded from being full to flawed. Only 20 countries ...
Russian cyber attacks is a threat to democracy says NSA. RUSSIA is using "organised criminals" to carry out global hacking attacks on democracy - and Vladmir Putin is "having the best year of his political life", experts say. By Marco Giannangeli.
Hong Kong's next chief executive will be chosen by a pro-China committee on Sunday morning with former deputy leader Carrie Lam widely seen as Beijing's favourite for the job, but intensely disliked by the democracy camp who view her as a hardliner.
BJD MP Baijayant (Jay) Panda is suddenly seeing an irony in the UP verdict. He has for long been suggesting reforms to reduce Rajya Sabha's power to veto bills passed by the Lok Sabha.
In the Houses of Parliament we are traditionally separated by a distance of two swords. But when terror came to Westminster , rival parties stood together in solidarity against hatred and intolerance.

Even though the president insisted on Thursday that there would be a vote Friday, he called the Washington Post one minute after the floor debate was scheduled to end and said: "We couldn't get one Democratic vote, and we were a little bit shy, very ...
Food sovereignty is neither a Democratic nor a Republican issue. As the legislative body at town meetings, we don't separate ourselves by party.
Basharat Peer is one of India's most renowned non-fiction writers and journalists. He talks to WhoWhatWhy's Jeff Schechtman about two democratically elected leaders - India's Narendra Modi, and Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who have used populism, ...
WASHINGTON - Under the dark gray cloud, amid the general gloom, allow me to offer a ray of sunshine. The last two months have brought a pleasant surprise: Turns out the much feared, much predicted withering of our democratic institutions has been ...
In the United States, democracy can feel remote and intermittent, and sees only limited participation. The 2016 election, which pitted radically different visions for the future of democracy against each other, attracted only 60 percent of eligible voters.
Basharat Peer is one of India's most renowned non-fiction writers and journalists. He talks to WhoWhatWhy's Jeff Schechtman about two democratically elected leaders - India's Narendra Modi, and Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who have used populism, ...
Under the dark gray cloud, amid the general gloom, allow me to offer a ray of sunshine. The last two months have brought a pleasant surprise: Turns out the much feared, much predicted withering of our democratic institutions has been grossly exaggerated.
Sofia (Reuters) - Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said on Thursday his country would not accept democracy lessons from Turkey amid rising tensions between the Balkan neighbors ahead of Sunday's Bulgarian general election.
In Captured, U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) offers an eye-opening take on what corporate influence looks like today from the Senate floor and what it means for American democracy. Americans know something is wrong in their government. Sen.
In Argentina, tens of thousands of teachers marched through the capital Buenos Aires Wednesday as part of a nationwide strike demanding pay raises to keep pace with high inflation.
The verity of our second president's words should serve as a call to action against the "alternative facts," lies and myths, which have already come to define the current Trump administration and pose so grave a threat to our weakened democratic ...
The deadly intrusion on a peaceful city was calculated to target a landmark of our Western democracy, the home of the Westminster system of government as well as a symbol of our freedom and Libertarian values.
contributed photoLockport high school student Jessica Oates was the winner of the VFW's Voice of democracy audio-essay contest at the state and district level.
... How Robert Mercer exploited America's populist insurgency." Jane is also author of Dark money: The Hidden History of the billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, which just came out in paperback.
Victorian voters have been "betrayed" by state politicians misusing their entitlements, former minister Jane Garrett has declared.
Choose your definition of democracy. All draw vitality from power vested in the people, entrusted with choosing effective leaders to shape laws that govern their lives.
The club remains vulnerable to the charges of operating with a "democratic deficit" that alienates many voters. Start with what is still the central institution, the European Commission.
democracy Now! is a 501(c)3 non-profit news organization. We do not accept funding from advertising, underwriting or government agencies.
facebook's Mark Zuckerberg argues his social network can support more civic engagement. David Ramos/Getty Images. In late February, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg published an essay that laid out the social network's vision for the coming ...
Art Silber's handing of the campaign to have Prince William County taxpayers subsidize and assume debt for the proposed Potomac Nationals stadium is a thing of beauty.
The reason is simply this: CGSU creates a structure to uphold the values most central to our University's mission for ourselves and future graduate workers.
"This has been an attack on our democracy, Mr. Chairman, and Mr. Lynch is one of our greatest members, and the passion he has expressed is not limited to him.
"There's no question this is a hard-power budget," budget director Mick Mulvaney said of President Trump's proposal to slash spending on diplomacy while increasing military spending.
This past week was Sunshine Week, a nationwide initiative led by the American society of News editors to encourage an open government.
There was am empty council seat due to the passing of Councillor Nancy Diamond. Most of the delegates who spoke wanted a byelection because that was the democratic way. However, the city council did an appointment of one regional councillor and one ...
As a country of 1.3 billion people, more than 800 million of whom are eligible to vote, India takes pride in being the "world's largest democracy". We have often lauded our ability to transfer power peacefully every five years since the first general ...
#As the general election of 2017 - date still unknown - draws near, conversations about democracy are being ignited, but largely limited to one of its functions.
On May 15, 2011, Spain was convulsed by one of the most spectacular popular uprisings in its history, and in the history of the modern democratic world. Eight million Spanish citizens took part in the occupation of public squares and buildings in at ...
We should be alarmed because you can be sure that developers are wringing their hands in glee and certainly the Green Wedge will rear its ugly head again very soon.
If one could count on politicians to honor their oath of office, regardless of the consequences for their own political futures, you'd be off the hook.
Lack of access to important news is essential to a vibrant democracy, and citizens rely on news coverage to stay informed about important issues, from decisions being made in politics to what's in their children's drinking water.
Former Foreign Affairs Minister and Social Democrat, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, claimed that the country needed to fight for democracy. In his first speech as the new German president, Mr Steinmeier called for people to "fight" against rising populism in ...
In his thoughtful manual, terrorism: How to Respond, academic Richard English points out that the so-called threat to democracy, about which politicians like to talk at such times, lies not in any bloodshed and damage. It is the more real danger "of ...


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