Category Archives: Political parties

Democracy hangs in the balance: How to Stop a Power Grab

 Andrew Marantz of the New Yorker – As democracy hangs in the balance, activists are drawing lessons from the study of civil resistance. About a week before Election Day, Erica Chenoweth, the Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights and International … Continue reading

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What the history of coups tells us about Trump’s refusal to concede

Federico Finchelstein of the Washington Post – Historically across Latin America, when constitutionally elected leaders were denied their legitimate mandate, there was just one word for it: coup. Just think of the emblematic cases of Salvador Allende in Chile (1973) … Continue reading

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So far, the Democrats have figured out how to connect with audiences and make this convention work

 Tom Jones of the Pointer Report – Democrats have set the bar high. They will have to match or beat it in the final two days of the convention, and so will the Republicans next week Halfway through the Democratic … Continue reading

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“Your dues are political.” Northwestern University Greek life grapples with its financial relationship to FratPAC

Megan Munce of The Daily Northwestern – “Your dues are political.” A bright yellow Instagram post with this claim on the first slide rapidly spread throughout the Northwestern Greek community in late July, representing the first time many Northwestern students … Continue reading

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How the ‘Trump Effect’ Could Lift Democratic Senate Candidates

Giovanni Russonello of the New YorkTimes – The GOP has tightened its ranks; its reliable voters, hovering at around 40 percent of the electorate, tend to approve of almost anything President Trump does. Yet throughout his term, from the 2017 battles … Continue reading

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