Right-Wing Populism and the End of Democracy 

For many reasons, democracy is associate with the word liberal. A liberal shows commitment to fundamental democratic values such as freedom of speech, the separation of powers, and the protection of individual rights. In this understanding, George W. Bush is as much of a liberal as Barack Obama. In the American understanding, however, only one More

Source: Right-Wing Populism and the End of Democracy – CounterPunch.org

The founders tried to guard against con artist tyrants — but our democratic republic may end anyway 

Our founding fathers were of an era when slavery and colonization were a direct extension of the “t’was ever thus” of history. To fault them for their failures to live by our current standards (by which they fail miserably) is to miss the point.So too is praising them for their idealism and vision

Source: The founders tried to guard against con artist tyrants — but our democratic republic may end anyway – Alternet.org

Ex-intelligence officials warn we are dangerously close to a complete unraveling of democracy 

Less than a week ago, the president launched an attack on social media for fact-checking one of his tweets. Trump claimed that it was a violation of free speech. Nothing captures the dangers we face from this presidency better than that reaction, followed days later by scenes like this one in Kansas

Source: Ex-intelligence officials warn we are dangerously close to a complete unraveling of democracy – Alternet.org

Trump keeps chopping away at democracy — just like a ‘good’ dictator would 

Step by ominous step, Donald Trump is eliminating or blocking every Constitutional check and balance on his administration to evade accountability for corruption.The only path still open to save America from becoming an autocracy is the ballot box in November. Even there Trump is working to rig

Source: Trump keeps chopping away at democracy — just like a ‘good’ dictator would – Alternet.org