Category Archives: Democracy

Is Trump’s Legitimacy At Risk?

By Julia Azari of Marquette University for FiveThirtyEight Has the guilt of Trump’s aides affected his ability to govern? Max Boot, a writer for the Washington Post, addressed this question in a recent article: “Trump is now an illegitimate president … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy, Donald Trump, government, Paul Manafort, Washington Post

Populism, Trump, and the future of democracy

By Michael J. Sandel in Global Geopolitics These are dangerous times for democracy. Russia, Turkey, Hungary, Poland, and other places that once offered democratic hope are now, in varying degrees, falling into authoritarianism. Democracy is also in trouble in sturdier … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Democracy, Donald Trump, Russia, Turkey, United States

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