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Change is easier when our elected representatives are working together to get something done. The good news in this context is that there is far more common ground for them to build on than you will hear from the media. You can remind them of that.Read More

Profile PhotoffademocracyOctober 20, 2018

Impossible to Be Civil?

Hillary Clinton said this week “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand …Read More

Profile PhotoffademocracyOctober 12, 2018

Lost in the Outrage

Much of the press coverage about the Supreme Court confirmation process, mainstream and otherwise, has been about the alleged low …Read More

Profile PhotoffademocracySeptember 29, 2018

Constitution Day

Monday, September 17, is Constitution Day.  It’s a good excuse to think about a few things.  First of all, what’s …Read More

Profile PhotoffademocracySeptember 16, 2018

Can Leaders Change for the Better?

Mahathir Mohamad, George Wallace, and the 2018 Malaysian election. Dr. Mahathir Mohamad (center), the once-and-future Malaysian Prime Minister greets protestors …Read More

Profile Photogtl14August 9, 2018

Supreme Court and Democracy

With the composition of the Supreme Court being so consequential, the Senate has an eternal obligation to confirm justices who will defend the constitution on a non-partisan basis for all people within our borders. We hope citizens will ask their senators to go beyond that and make support for free, fair, and accountable democracy one of their major confirmation criteria.Read More

Profile PhotoffademocracyJuly 5, 2018

Free Speech: Abuse It and Lose It

The right to free speech is an integral part of modern democracy. Abuse that right and you abuse democracy. Take that abuse too far and you won’t have free speech any more.Read More

Profile PhotoffademocracyJune 27, 2018

Cruelty Hurts Democracy Here, Persecuted Minorities Overseas

Cruelty towards immigrants practice puts our democracy at risk, along with our ability to advocate for persecuted minorities overseas.Read More

Profile PhotoffademocracyJune 21, 2018

Setting Fires and Pouring Gasoline

Our constitution gives the media a central and protected role in our democracy. Our founding fathers expected the media would help hold leaders accountable and also help educate voters (and legislators) about the pros and cons of various policy options. The media have never been especially polite in doing the job the founder fathers gave them: personal attacks on political leaders started early on. In the last many years, however, many media owners have directed their staff to set fires and then pour gasoline on them.Read More

Profile PhotoffademocracyJune 11, 2018

Elon Musk: You Can Help Make the Press Better

The first amendment to the US Constitution guarantees the right to a free press (TV, radio, newspapers, blogs, social media). This is a right worth fighting for. The press that you don’t like today might be a very important friend at other times in your life.Read More

Profile PhotoffademocracyJune 3, 2018

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