Category Archives: Democracy

Danger of Authoritarianism May Come From the Center, Not the Right

By Michael Barone in Rasmussen Reports “Across Europe and North America, centrists are the least supportive of democracy, the least committed to its institutions and the most supportive of authoritarianism.” So wrote political researcher David Adler in The New York … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Democracy, Politics, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Has Russia influenced more elections? Why isn’t there greater outrage about Russia’s involvement in Brexit?

This scandal should cause uproar but the BBC and Labour just change the subject By Nick Cohen, an Observer columnist, writing in the Guardian The first duty of the leaders and citizens of a democracy is to defend its elections … Continue reading

Posted in Brexit, Democracy, Russia, United Kingdom

Key findings on Americans’ views of the U.S. political system and democracy

By Carroll Doherty of Pew Research Center The strength and stability of democracy has become a subject of intense debate in the United States and around the world. But how do Americans feel about their own democracy? As part of … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Democracy, Democrats, Pew Research, Political parties, Politics, polls, Republicans

John McCain Battles Donald Trump With His Dying Breaths

By Frank Bruni of the New York Times Senator Lindsey Graham once described his friend John McCain as someone who would “run across the street to get in a good fight.” McCain’s final battle came straight to him. I’m not … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy, Donald Trump, Duty, John McCain, leadership, New York Times, Politics, Republicans, United States

Let us hope John McCain’s vision of America long outlasts him

By Anne Applebaum (@AnneApplebaum) of the Washington Post, with thanks to Mike Murphy (@MurphyMike) “I have been amusing myself latterly with reading the voluminous letters of Cicero. They certainly breathe the present effusions of an exalted patriot, while the parricide … Continue reading

Posted in civilization, Democracy, Donald Trump, John McCain, leadership, United States, Washington Post