democracy

Mitch McConnell reveals that the Republican party is fundamentally opposed to democracy

In case anyone was in need of a reminder that President Donald Trump is far from being the sole source of corruption and depravity within the Republican Party, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is happy to make that point clear as he denounces the Democratic Party efforts to secure voting rights.

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'The kind of thing autocrats do': Scott Walker finalizes Wisconsin Republicans' desperate and undemocratic power grab

Completing what critics have denounced as a "legislative coup," Wisconsin's outgoing Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Friday signed into law a series of bills that will dramatically weaken the authority of the newly elected Democratic governor and attorney general, enhance the power of the Republican-dominated state legislature, and significantly roll back voting rights.

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Watch: Retired GOP senator goes off the rails when CNN asks about his Republican colleague

Late Monday night, the Washington Post published a letter signed by 44 former U.S. Senators warning that the chamber is at a critical juncture and must set aside partisanship to do what’s right for the country if the special counsel’s investigation shows collusion.

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Information Warfare and Security Flaws: Why the American Voting System Is Still at Serious Risk

As the 2018 midterms proceed, there are still significant risks to the integrity of the voting system – and information warfare continues to try to influence the American public’s choices when they cast their ballots.

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'The Aftermath Will Be Ugly': Paul Krugman Warns that 2018 May Be the 'Last Chance' to Stop the Dark Forces of Trumpism

With the 2018 midterm elections this week, Paul Krugman is hardly optimistic.

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Historian of Nazism Explains Why GOP Senate Leader Mitch McConnell Is the 'Gravedigger of American Democracy'

In a new piece for the New York Review of Books, historian Christopher Browning warns that there are troubling parallels between the present-day United States and the days of fascism's rise in Europe.

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Alexander Hamilton Was Obsessed With the Threat a Presidency Like Trump’s Poses for America

Presidential economic adviser Larry Kudlow suggested to the Economic Club of New York that, after the elections, Republicans will target “spending” on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid with “reforms” (cuts) to help pay for the massive deficits created by Trump’s $1.5 trillion tax cut for billionaires.

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'A Cancer on Our Democracy': Elizabeth Warren Says Trump's Ties to Michael Cohen's Crimes Reveal the Corruption of Our System

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) blasted President Donald Trump Wednesday in an appearance on MSNBC's "The Beat with Ari Melber," saying that his being implicated in the crimes of his former lawyer Michael Cohen show a deeper problem in American democracy.

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Here's How Corporate Interests Control What You Hear - and Work to Undermine Democracy

America's political history has been written in the fierce narrative of war -- not only our country's many military clashes with foreign nations, but also our own unending war for democracy in the U.S.

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Trump Actually Says 'You Need an ID' to Buy Groceries - Which You Obviously Don't

President Donald Trump made the bizarre claim at a speech Tuesday night that people need to have a photo ID to buy groceries — which, of course, isn't true.

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Here's Why America's Constitution Won't Save Us from Trump

A decade ago, as the scale of the disaster in Iraq began to sink in, American historians often compared the United States to ancient Rome. Both seemed to suffer from an imperial disease whose symptoms began with overreach and ended in collapse.

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