Tag Archives: democracy

A pre-2020 survival guide

Good advice from a Facebook friend in Austin. 1. Don’t use his name; 2. Remember this is a regime and he’s not acting alone; 3. Do not argue with those… Read more »

A free press? Who cares? We have Fox News! And Breitbart!!

Today: This tweet is unavailableSoon: The press office is unavailable Then: The facts are unavailableFinally: Your rights are unavailable pic.twitter.com/ALjZ1YBGq0 — Thomas Bishop (@ThomasB00001) January 25, 2017 The White House… Read more »

How Democracy Dies: The opening stanza of “Cult of Personality” keeps running through my head

There have been many words used to describe President Donald Trump’s volatile campaign, but “religious” is rarely one of them. Despite successfully wooing white evangelical leaders and votes, the business… Read more »

“It’s not every day that a U.S. president calls journalists ‘among the most dishonest human beings on earth’”

Reuters orders reporters to cover Trump like an authoritarian regime: Expect ‘physical threats’ https://t.co/TNqoUMx2W1 pic.twitter.com/nGXpgQuBlP — Raw Story (@RawStory) February 1, 2017 The Reuters news agency this week recognized the… Read more »

How Democracy Dies: America is now (rightfully) considered a flawed democracy

Americans like to think of our country as a bastion of democracy. But for the first time, The Democracy Index has downgraded the United States from a full to a… Read more »

How Democracy Dies: “There’s an obsession by the media to delegitimize this president”

Made in America? @BarackObama called his 'birthplace' Hawaii "here in Asia." http://t.co/dQka2PIr — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2011 An 'extremely credible source' has called my office and told… Read more »

How To Kill Democracy 101

We had a great News Conference at Trump Tower today. A couple of FAKE NEWS organizations were there but the people truly get what's going on — Donald J. Trump… Read more »

So Donald Trump very likely won with Russian help…now what??

I am asking the chairs of the House and Senate committees to investigate top secret intelligence shared with NBC prior to me seeing it. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January… Read more »

America’s Lowest Common Denominator just elected the reincarnation of Benito Mussolini

If Donald Trump’s “victory tour” has you, like me, feeling as if you’re watching the modern-day reincarnation of Benito Mussolini, you’re onto something. Besides merely being an opportunity to spike… Read more »

“I hate what has become of US”: What happens now?

What a line: https://t.co/baguMkpEFv pic.twitter.com/A6WV2TylvR — Brian Dawson (@bridawson) December 12, 2016 I grew up believing what I was taught- that America was the most powerful democracy in the world… Read more »