Category Archives: Democracy

The American Mythology of Racial Progress

Americans Are Determined to Believe in Black Progress Jennifer A. Richeson in The Atlantic – For two days in early June, as America was erupting in sustained protests over the killing of a Black man, George Floyd, by police in Minneapolis, … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, African-American, Constitutional law, Democracy, Demographics, Racism

America’s Aspiring Autocrat Is in the Home Stretch. How Worried Should We Be?

Beware a despot when he’s cornered. Jennifer Senior in the New York Times – Two weeks ago, I wrote that perhaps, at long last, we had reached a tipping point in Trump’s popularity, and I stand by it. On Thursday, a poll … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Controversial, Democracy, Donald Trump, Elections, Joe Biden, United States

America in Crisis

Oliver Darcy and Brian Stelter of CNN – What do you write on a day like this? How can the day be neatly summed up in a string of sentences and paragraphs? How can the pain, agony, frustration and fear … Continue reading

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Can Congress Vote Remotely? Well … Maybe.

Geoffrey Skelley of FiveThirtyEight – In total, nearly 30 House members are at some stage of self-quarantine and five senators are self-quarantining. The outbreak of the coronavirus on Capitol Hill has underscored just how ill-equipped Congress is to govern when … Continue reading

Posted in Congress, Constitutional law, Democracy, Democrats, Republicans

Judge tells Trump he’s not a king — but Trump is not so sure

Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN – Donald Trump is not going to like his Constitution 101 lesson: “Presidents are not kings.” A federal judge’s stunning rebuke of the White House on Monday came as the result of a case by … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Democracy, Donald Trump