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The Midterm Elections Were A Stress Test For Democracy And It Did Not Go Well

The Midterm Elections Were A Stress Test For Democracy And It Did Not Go WellBRIGHTON, Mich. ― Doug Vandewarker, a software consultant, said he usually



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Hillary Clinton Slams Trump Admin’s ‘Despicable’ Acts: ‘Our Democracy Is In Crisis’

Hillary Clinton Slams Trump Admin’s ‘Despicable’ Acts: ‘Our Democracy Is In Crisis’Hillary Clinton slammed the nearly 2-year-old leadership of President Donald



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'Lack of compassion' for the poor threatens US democracy: UN expert

'Lack of compassion' for the poor threatens US democracy: UN expertThe UN’s top expert on extreme poverty warned Thursday that contemptful and cruel US policies towards the poor were disenfranchising millions, posing a threat to democracy in the country. People living in poverty in the United States are seeing their rights “increasingly ignored”, said Philip Alston, the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, he said a “complete lack of compassion” characterised US policies towards the poor, who are becoming ever more “invisible in the political process”.



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In Turkish election, democracy itself is at stake

In Turkish election, democracy itself is at stakeIt’s a week before an election, and the firebrand candidate takes the podium to speak to a small, private crowd of loyal supporters. Turkey is holding snap elections on June 24, and in the run-up, Erdoğan’s stump speeches have grown more and more Trumpian. Like the American president, Erdoğan fashions himself as populist representative of the common man facing down an array of corrupt elites.



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Michael Bloomberg Slams 'Epidemic' Of Political Lies As Danger To Democracy

Michael Bloomberg Slams 'Epidemic' Of Political Lies As Danger To DemocracyBillionaire and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed out



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Power to the party: Why political reforms can be bad for democracy

Power to the party: Why political reforms can be bad for democracyOver the last half-century, political power has devolved from party functionaries to ordinary citizens voting in primaries. That has made the system more democratic — but also more susceptible to manipulation by populist demagogues. Some political scientists think it’s time to take another look.



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Holder: Gerrymandering Threatens US Democracy

Holder: Gerrymandering Threatens US DemocracyFormer Attorney General Eric Holder talks with Rachel Maddow about the project he and former President Obama are working on to counter Republican gerrymandering and level the electoral playing field to make elections more about ideas.



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The GOP Tax Plan Tells Us Everything About Who Matters In American Democracy

The GOP Tax Plan Tells Us Everything About Who Matters In American DemocracyThe United States is the richest country in the history of the world.



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The Supreme Court's Gerrymandering Case Is A Debate About Threats To American Democracy

The Supreme Court's Gerrymandering Case Is A Debate About Threats To American DemocracyUnderneath the legalistic debate about standing, standards and statistical analysis during oral arguments in a landmark Wisconsin gerrymandering case at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, there was a deeper debate happening among the justices about guaranteeing confidence in the American democratic system.



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Google Just Proved That Monopolies Imperil Democracy, Not Just The Economy

Google Just Proved That Monopolies Imperil Democracy, Not Just The EconomyWASHINGTON ― For the past decade, former business journalist Barry Lynn has used his perch at the New America Foundation to warn politicians and the public that a new era of corporate monopolies threatened not only American workers, but also democracy itself.



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