Tag:Autocracy

While Biden works to strengthen democracy at home and abroad, Trump is still ‘doing Putin's work’

There’s no question that Hillary Clinton is a smart woman. When it comes to geo-politics in particular, few can match her combination of knowledge,...

“Surround every building with a tunnel … They better dig a tunnel all the way to China to Escape"

— From the Report today.   Let’s hope, and fight, and demand that this Report is not the last word, on the subject … before it...

Betsy DeVos’ family keeps a $40M yacht all over America but dodges taxes by flying Cayman flag

One of the many good things about a new president is that most, if not all, of the people one associates with the last...

Republicans Have Rejected Our System of Government and Are Replacing it With One of Their Own

With all of the outrages perpetrated by Republicans every day on every front, it is easy to miss the forest for the trees.  When Trump...

Meet the posh consulting company working for some of the world’s most notorious autocracies

For your end-of-year long reads, consider this piece from New York Times reporters Walt Bogdanich and Michael Forsythe on the role of a single...

The power that Trump is claiming overturns centuries of law

In 1616, Chief Justice Edward Coke ruled that a command by King James that went against English law, was invalid, saying "In case any letters come unto us contrary to law, we do nothing by such letters, but certify your Majesty thereof, and go forth to...

Over the weekend, Trump declared an autocracy

On Saturday, the New York Times published information from a letter that had been sent by Trump’s attorneys to the special counsel’s office. In the letter, Trump’s legal team asserted not just that Trump can’t be prosecuted for obstruction, but that...

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A great response for Facebook "researchers"

A very short  post but i just love this meme and hope it gets wider circulation. The word “research”...
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Cartoon: Joe Manchin's imaginary friends

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From Qanon to 'Purebloods,' TikTok's growing extremism problem

Social media is great because it allows us to connect with people from all walks of life, but at...

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The exploiting of and problems with the 1st amendment

We have to guard against the victors and monied...
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