Fascist coup?

“The United States is heading into its greatest political and constitutional crisis since the Civil War, with a reasonable chance over the next three to four years of incidents of mass violence, a breakdown of federal authority, and the division of the country into warring red and blue enclaves,” warns Kagan, who supported Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in the 2016 election. “The warning signs may be obscured by the distractions of politics, the pandemic, the economy and global crises, and by wishful thinking and denial.”Kagan predicts that “barring health problems,” Trump “will be the Republican candidate for president in 2024.””Trump and his Republican allies are actively preparing to ensure his victory by whatever means necessary,”

Source: How the US is facing its ‘greatest political and constitutional crisis since the Civil War’ – Alternet.org

Election expert warns 2024 may be corrupted – but there’s still an ‘ultimate safeguard of American democracy’ 

Calling it an “unexpected moment of democratic peril in the United States,” Hasen warns in the introduction/abstract: “Preserving and protecting American democracy from the risk of election subversion should be at the top of everyone’s agenda. The time to act is now, before American democracy disappears.”

Source: Election expert warns 2024 may be corrupted – but there’s still an ‘ultimate safeguard of American democracy’ – Alternet.org

Urgency on voting rights


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‘Democracy Will Be on the Ballot’

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Sanders on GOP voter restriction efforts

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 The irony: the right seeds revolution on the left

But did we/do we live in a democracy at all? If the right undermines voting rights we must proceed by other means. The onset of revolutionary futures on climate change move toward a democratic socialist inevitability in the fascist burn out of the alt-right self-destruct. A republic if you can keep it.

Without Manchin, is the For the People Act dead? Probably, unless Biden can convince one Republican senator to join him in supporting it.

Source: Opinion | The End of Democracy as We Know It | Robert Reich

‘Our Entire Democracy Is Now at Risk’

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