Category Archives: Democracy

In Hong Kong, Playing Tennis With Tear-Gas Grenades

Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times – “If we die, well, we were going to die anyway.” Continue…

Posted in Death, Democracy

How a lack of democracy fuels violent extremism in Africa

William Gumede of Mail & Guardian – Political scientist Arend Lijphart argues that majority rule in deeply divided societies runs the risk of “majority dictatorship and civil strife.” “What such societies need is a democratic regime that emphasises consensus instead … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Democracy

In the age of the information wars, Mueller’s traditionalist approach was his major flaw

Oliver Darcy of CNN Business – When former Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III walked into room 2141 in the Rayburn House Office Building on Wednesday to testify before Congress, he should have been suited for battle. But Mueller, a … Continue reading

Posted in Congress, Democracy, Donald Trump, government, Impeachment, Politics, Robert Mueller, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States

One weekend in America

Brandon Hardin of BuzzFeed News – Digesting news of one mass shooting is hard enough. This weekend, we had two: At least 20 people were killed and 26 injured Saturday afternoon in a shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, … Continue reading

Posted in Death, Democracy, Donald Trump, Guns and gun control, terrorism

Many Across the Globe Are Dissatisfied With How Democracy Is Working

Discontent is tied to concerns about the economy, individual rights and out-of-touch elites Richard Wike, Laura Silver and Alexandra Castillo of Pew Research – Anger at political elites, economic dissatisfaction and anxiety about rapid social changes have fueled political upheaval … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Democracy, Pew Research, Thought-Provoking Analysis