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the White House briefing room feels like a mansion's pool house, but with the carpet of a church basement. On the eve of the summer solstice, after a week without an on-camera press briefing, the room smells like a grill doused with too much lighter fluid.
In recent years small groups of democracy activists have gathered each anniversary to lay flowers on a small bronze plaque marking the spot where revolutionaries proclaimed the end of absolute monarchy in a fiery speech lambasting the king.
Chairing a discussion on Higher education as a tool for promoting democratic governance - a sub-theme of the recent 14th General Meeting of the Association of African Universities held in Accra, Ghana - Dr Emmanuel Akwetey, founding executive director ...
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway expressed frustration Friday at being asked repeatedly what President Donald Trump was doing to discourage future election interference by Russia, eventually suggesting that Americans who doubted Trump could ...

Another clear consequence of the unfair districting has been to discourage Wisconsin Democrats from participating in the many activities of democracy. Now 77 and retired, I was raised in Wisconsin and have lived virtually all my life here. I have been ...
"The truth is homegrown voter suppression poses a greater threat to U.S. democracy than Russian election tampering," Barber said.
He contrasted the term with "liberal democracy," which he described as "marked not only by free and fair elections, but also by the rule of law, a separation of powers, and the protection of basic liberties of speech, assembly, religion, and property ...
We are not living in the twilight of democracy, but we are experiencing a breakdown in democratic politics and public discourse.
Why would the people's representatives choose to hurt their own people? The answer is further evidence of our failed democracy. About 75 million Americans depend on Medicaid. This bill will make their lives more miserable and perilous in order to give ...
The number of democracies has remained unchanged, however, since 2002. Moreover, the US was recently downgraded by Freedom House to a democracy grade that is lower than that given most countries in Western Europe. The Guardian newspaper in ...
That's because over the past few decades, countries that have drifted away from democracy have typically done so through a process called "democratic backsliding" - the slow erosion of a country's democratic institutions by its elected leaders ...
In May, amid the fallout from Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, the democracy-monitoring group Bright Line Watch polled more than 1,000 Political Scientists in the United States on whether America was adhering to a list of 29 ...
Francis Fukuyama may have slightly overstated the case when he borrowed the phrase, "the end of history," but his main point was correct: When you look at the growing number of democracies during the last half of the 20th century, you see the obvious ...

The U.S. central bank, the Federal Reserve, is once again moving to prop up the "too-big-to-fail" banks by playing games with interest rates, and the financial media will not explain this, let alone cover it, so that average Americans can understand ...
Amy Goodman: This is democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The war and peace Report. I'm Amy Goodman. Can the Brooklyn neighborhood of Little Pakistan survive the presidency of Donald Trump?
St. Petersburg, Fla. - People in St. Petersburg are getting ready to discuss a controversial ordinance aimed at getting big money out of politics.
propaganda bots posing as people are increasingly being used on social media to sway public opinion around the world. So says new research from the ...
Distinctly Catholic: I am all for lots of consultation in the selection of new bishops. But there are pitfalls to increasing lay involvement in decision-making.
We welcome you both to democracy Now! Let's begin with Dr. Raphael Warnock. What happened in Atlanta? It was very close, but in the end the Republican pulled it out, and Karen Handel, in her acceptance speech, in her victory speech last night, thanked ...
Powerful forces have been successful in curbing the nation's democratic tendencies, but people still have the power to kick those doors back open.
This is the territory that gives technopolitics its meaning and prominence, the basis on which a new vision of democracy - more open, more direct, more interactive - is being developed and embraced.
It's a hot day in New York City. You're thirsty, but your water bottle is empty. So you walk into a store and place your bottle in a machine.
But even at a glance it is clear that the elections will not mark the full return of democracy; instead, Thailand will have a democracy constrained and limited in its scope. Dr. Tyrell Haberkorn, a fellow at Australian National University, argues that ...
democracy Now! is a 501(c)3 non-profit news organization. We do not accept funding from advertising, underwriting or government agencies.
Standing in London's Palace of Westminster, he predicted that the Soviet regime would end up on the "ash-heap of history," provided the forces of freedom and democracy not only held firm, but supported one another. This address is remembered chiefly as ...
Shadi Hamid, author of Islamic Exceptionalism, argues many Muslims support a religious-dominated government, but that doesn't equal violence.
Thamy: I would say I have a concept of democratic innovations which is broader than the one used in the academia, but more specific than the one used by practitioners and activists.
In his insightful and harrowing new book, Edward Luce, a columnist for The Financial Times, issues a chilling warning: "Western liberal democracy is not yet dead," he writes, "but it is far closer to collapse than we may wish to believe. It is facing ...
Accountability is the tool to keep in check rulers in a democratic society. No society can remain viable in an atmosphere of rampant corruption.
Trinidad and Tobago and the United States share a deep respect for the rule of law and the tradition of helping other nations in need.
If you were handed the keys to a new country and could choose any form of government you wanted, would you pick an American-style democracy? A benevolent dictatorship would be tempting, with me as the dictator, of course. But, I haven't figured out a ...
First remember that democracy matters. No human institutions are perfect but democracy makes it possible to remove officials without going to war.
Imagine a country run along truly democratic lines. In such a mythical land, what would be the role of the politician, and the nature of his or her relationship with that amorphous group paraded under the banner of "the people"?
Columnist Zachary Price views the elimination of straight-ticket voting as a promising reflection of nuanced voting practices.
Only a party that thrives on internal democracy can uphold India's democratic ethos," he said. Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, president of Maharashtra's BJP unit Raosaheb Danve, railway minister Suresh Prabhu, and Union minister of state ...
This sixty-year campaign to make libertarianism mainstream and eventually take the government itself is at the heart of democracy in Chains. It's grim going; this isn't the first time Nancy MacLean has investigated the dark side of the American ...
In a democracy every institution of state must face criticism when it's justified and deserved. If that includes the prime minister - and it most certainly does - how can it possibly exclude the army and its chief?
The vicious and horrific attack we saw Wednesday in Alexandria at the Republican team's practice was nothing short of a direct assault on the institution we all serve and a deranged attempt to disrupt our democracy through violence. But it failed. When ...
They're anti-democratic. Thankfully, the nation is not mourning the murder of a member of Congress this weekend. The shooter Wednesday morning at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va.
Two years on from the Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong, trouble is brewing. In the eyes of protestors, this is not the time for peaceful liberation - this is war.
With two months remaining in the primary, Seattle's one-of-a-kind experiment with publicly financed elections is off to a modest start with three candidates so far ...
... although the legislation has immediately been criticized by the UN and analysts who describe it as placing "handcuffs on democracy and civil liberties." The "conspiracy law" was passed by the Diet in an ill-tempered session that went into the early ...
Trump Has Destroyed Our democracy. It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co." Hodgkinson's brother said he was very distraught over Trump's election.
Although alleged Kremlin connections may ultimately sink Trump's Presidency, Rev. William Barber II contends that homegrown voter suppression poses a greater threat to US democracy than Russian election tampering. "Voter suppression hacked our ...
In their struggle to adjust to a resurgent Labour Party led by the "unelectable" Jeremy Corbyn the nominal progressives among the pundits provided a textbook guide to the difference between centrist neoliberalism and social democracy. The Conservative ...
June 16, 2017, 7:01 AM | Lawmakers come together to play ball, just one day after the attack on a congressional baseball practice.


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