Category Archives: Democracy

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

A third wave of autocratization is here: what is new about it?

Anna Lührmann in Taylor & Francis Online – The decline of democratic regime attributes – autocratization – has emerged as a conspicuous global challenge. Democratic setbacks in countries as diverse as Brazil, Burundi, Hungary, Russia, Serbia, and Turkey have sparked … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Democracy

Many People Around the World Are Unhappy 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 Democracy, Pew Research

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