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Trump White House has no phone comments line

Giving new meaning to “no comment.”CREDIT: whitehouse.govIn his inaugural address on Friday, Donald Trump said that ordinary people would be heard under his administration.“The forgotten men and women
Politics And Reality Radio: How Fragile Is Democracy?

Politics And Reality Radio: How Fragile Is Democracy?

To kick off this week's show, I lay out an entirely plausible scenario in which Trump -- and unified GOP control of government -- results in only manageable damage to the republic. It's not a

Democratizing Everything

David Liu of XO Group explains why he thinks our interest in democratizing everything is creating an uninspired society. The post Democratizing Everything appeared first on Techonomy.
President Trump’s Tweets Demonstrate How Social Media Can Hurt Democracy
President Trump’s Tweets Demonstrate How Social Media Can Hurt Democracy

VICE heads to appeal court to fight a police order for a journalist’s communications

A crowd of protesters gathered outside Ontario’s top court in Toronto on Monday as a hearing inside unfolded over whether a VICE News reporter should have to hand over communications he had with a

The GOP has turned against democracy, and Neil Gorsuch is their champion

The fundamental question of our era is whether elections will still matter.CREDIT: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster“Authoritarianism” is one of the most misunderstood words in America today.As Cornell
Voters Are Going to the Polls in an Election Seen as a Barometer of Indonesian Secularism

Voters Are Going to the Polls in an Election Seen as a Barometer of Indonesian Secularism

Jakarta's gubernatorial election has exposed religious and racial fault lines in the world's most populous Muslim nation

Republican congressman skips town halls, holds invitation-only conference call instead

“He’s getting to a point now where it’s like it’s beyond hiding.”Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) in cardboard form at a town hall in Livingston, New Jersey, February 24, 2017. CREDIT: Rick
Tax Cuts Steal Democracy

Tax Cuts Steal Democracy

The Trump administration, as have all Republican administrations, is promoting tax cuts for the rich, saying they will "create growth." Never mind the destructive history of tax cuts, the destructive
Donald Trump’s Definition of Democracy Is Dangerous

Donald Trump’s Definition of Democracy Is Dangerous

‘People power’ can be a tool for tyranny.
Democratic Process Gives Every Idiot A Voice

Democratic Process Gives Every Idiot A Voice

The true spirit of our Founding Fathers was celebrated this week in Bayonne, New Jersey, where the local quacks, racists, and morons were allowed to voice their stupid views at a zoning hearing. Read
The Funambulist Nº10: Architecture & Colonialism

The Funambulist Nº10: Architecture & Colonialism

Colonialism is not an era, it is a system of military/police, legal, administrative, social, and cultural system of domination; and, architecture is not (only) an aesthetic vessel, it is an apparatus

The Trouble With Democracy

This post The Trouble With Democracy appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Brian Maher reveals that we have met the enemy… and the enemy is us...Read on... The post The Trouble With Democracy appeared

Our Hopelessly Dysfunctional Democracy

This post Our Hopelessly Dysfunctional Democracy appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Charles Hugh Smith shows you why the American system of government is in such crisis today. Does Charles think it’s

Economists: Trump’s attacks on democracy will be bad for the economy, too

Political scientists, economists, and philosophers have long noted that healthy democracies are often rich countries too. But over time, the explanation of that relationship changed. Starting in the

The owner of Britain’s largest pub chain is very excited about Brexit

Unlike many other British business owners, Tim Martin is a vocal supporter of Brexit. The founder of J D Wetherspoon, the U.K.’s largest independent pub chain, Martin actually broadcast his opinion on