Autocracy vs. Democracy or China vs. America?

Autocracy vs. Democracy or China vs. America?

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Nor does Biden’s faith in small “d” democracy appear to have been shared by the men who founded the United States as a “republic, if you can keep it.” They saw democracy not as some object of veneration but as a danger to be avoided. “I’ve known Xi Jinping for …

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Exploiting the Capitol Riot to Kill Trump

Exploiting the Capitol Riot to Kill Trump

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What would be the purpose of impeaching a president who hasn’t been president for three months? Answer: A conviction would strip Republicans of the right to reelect the man who got the largest number of votes in their party’s history. Donald Trump has stumbled and fallen, and the establishment is …

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Is This How Europe Ends?

Is This How Europe Ends?

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Will these migrants and asylum seekers become good Europeans? Or will they create in the great cities of Europe enclaves that replicate the conditions in the African and Middle East countries whence they came? “Fortress Europe is an illusion.” So declares the Financial Times in the closing line of its …

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Is Democracy a Dying Species?

Is Democracy a Dying Species?

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How does a democracy that has spawned within itself a powerful and implacable enemy deal with it? What happens when democracy fails to deliver? What happens when people give up on democracy? What happens when a majority or militant minority decide that the constitutional rights of free speech, free elections, …

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Joe Biden

Is Impeachment Now Inevitable?

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Declaring for impeachment also gives Biden a way to deflect questions about what son Hunter did for that $50,000 a month from a Ukrainian energy company, while Joe Biden was Barack Obama’s point man battling corruption in Ukraine. “There go the people. I must follow them, for I am their …

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Already Deep in the Politics of Hate

Already Deep in the Politics of Hate

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If this is the level of discourse from Beto and Bernie, 2020 looks to be one of the ugliest campaigns in American history. During an Iowa town hall last week, “Beto” O’Rourke, who had pledged to raise the level of national discourse, depicted President Donald Trump’s rhetoric as right out …

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When Democracy Fails to Deliver

When Democracy Fails to Deliver

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“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible … make violent revolution inevitable,” said John F. Kennedy. In 2016, the U.S. and Britain were both witness to peaceful revolutions. The British voted 52-48 to sever ties to the European Union, restore their full sovereignty, declare independence and go their own way in …

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How Democracy Is Losing the World

How Democracy Is Losing the World

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If Donald Trump told Michael Cohen to pay hush money to Stormy Daniels about a one-night stand a decade ago, that, says Jerome Nadler, incoming chair of House Judiciary, would be an “impeachable offense.” This tells you what social media, cable TV and the great herd of talking heads will …

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