Category Archives: Democracy

Democracy in Retreat

From Freedom in the World – Challenges to American democracy are testing the stability of its constitutional system and threatening to undermine political rights and civil liberties worldwide. In 2018, Freedom in the World recorded the 13th consecutive year of … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Democracy, Thought-Provoking Analysis

When To Trust A Story That Uses Unnamed Sources

By Perry Bacon Jr. of FiveThirtyEight – The various investigations into the Trump administration and its alleged ties to Russia are hard to follow. The allegations are sometimes muddled, the probes are still ongoing, and all sides in the dispute … Continue reading

Posted in Crisis communication, Democracy, Donald Trump, Fake news, FBI, FiveThirtyEight, Geopolitical, government, Internet, Journalism, Politics, Putin, Robert Mueller, Russia, Social Media, Technology, Ukraine, United States, White House

The 4 Types Of Constitutional Crises – and which ones are most likely to come up during Trump’s presidency.

By Julia Azari and Seth Masket of FiveThirtyEight – People have been talking about the possibility of a “constitutional crisis” since before President Trump’s election. And in the wake of Trump’s executive order restricting the ability of people from seven … Continue reading

Posted in Constitutional crisis, Constitutional law, Controversial, Democracy, Donald Trump, FiveThirtyEight

Brazil Is About To Show The World How A Modern Democracy Collapses

By Travis Waldron of the Huffington Post – Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro is a threat to Brazilian democracy — and a model for authoritarianism that leaders around the world will follow. “Democracy,” a man said, “hasn’t delivered what many of … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Democracy, Elections

A congressman rails against undocumented immigrants as his estranged siblings care for them and other patients in need

By Greg Jaffe of the Washington Post – Three months had passed since Grace Gosar and five of her siblings decided they had to do something to stop their brother, a hard-line conservative and staunch defender of President Trump, from … Continue reading

Posted in Congress, Democracy, Economics, Elections, Families, House of Representatives