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Democracy in Crisis

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Anson Stevens Bollen

A black bloc action is newsworthy. And yet, according to the indictment, Aaron Cantú is being charged for merely moving in proximity to the group he was covering. more

Jun 19, 2017 12:26 PM Democracy in Crisis

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David Michael Miller

Much of the bureau’s history is shameful. In 2015, Comey said he required agents to study the Bureau’s Martin Luther King Jr. files and other instances of injustice, “to insure that we remember our mistakes and that we learn from them.” more

Jun 12, 2017 5:00 AM Democracy in Crisis 1 Comments

As the Vietnam War escalated in 1967, Ed Sanders and his band The Fugs performed an exorcism of the Pentagon. Fifty years later, Sanders performs “Exorcism of the White House” at the Lincoln Memorial. more

Jun 5, 2017 5:00 AM Democracy in Crisis 1 Comments

There are differences between Andrew Jackson and Hitler and Trump. Two of the three are guilty of genocide. But neither Jackson nor Hitler actually had the capacity — in the form of nuclear weapons — to destroy the entire world. Trump does. more

May 29, 2017 5:00 AM Democracy in Crisis

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Baltimore Bloc

For all of their intense nationalism, populist movements are spurring strange alliances, such as that between Erdogan, an Islamic nationalist, and Trump, an Islamophobic nationalist. more

May 22, 2017 1:32 PM Democracy in Crisis

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David Michael Miller

FBI Director James Comey was speaking to federal agents when news of his firing flashed across the television behind him. The regime cited Comey’s treatment of the Clinton email investigation — as if daring us to pretend they are telling the truth. more

May 15, 2017 1:36 PM Democracy in Crisis

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Marie Machin

It was like the parking lot of a NASCAR race or a Grateful Dead concert in the 1990s. All of the bootlegged merch signified belonging — they were all pro-Trump or anti-liberal — but it also offered individuality. more

May 8, 2017 10:00 AM Democracy in Crisis

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Baynard Woods

Thousands marching for evidence-based decision-making and protesting budget cuts for science is pretty cool. But are we also marching for scientists of the military-industrial complex? When we march, we should be clear what we are marching for. more

May 1, 2017 5:00 AM Democracy in Crisis

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Baynard Woods

Will President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions kill the movement to reform police departments? more

Apr 26, 2017 12:53 PM Democracy in Crisis

Around 1991, a different type of weed — wildly pungent, not just when burnt, but fresh — arrived on the scene. The buds were damp and sticky and delicious. All we knew about it was that it was called “indica” and it was expensive. But we loved it. more

Apr 20, 2017 4:20 PM Democracy in Crisis

In honor of 4/20, here’s a handy travel guide for the serious toker of places to travel, near and far, to enjoy some legal marijuana. more

Apr 20, 2017 4:20 PM Democracy in Crisis

Legendary Nixon dirty trickster Roger Stone is as responsible for Donald Trump’s ascent to the presidency as anyone. He now believes he’s been a subject of a FISA warrant and suspects someone is trying to kill him. more

Apr 17, 2017 5:12 PM Democracy in Crisis

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David Michael Miller

Our country is making one of the most serious decisions possible, and yet, locked in our mirror rooms of constant conspiracy, we have no way to know what is actually happening. more

Apr 7, 2017 4:09 PM Democracy in Crisis

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David Michael Miller

Baynard Woods takes a subway ride underneath the U.S. Capitol, weighed down with dread over the conspiracy theories unfolding over Russia. more

Mar 24, 2017 3:07 PM Democracy in Crisis

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Allison Geyer

The Native Americans lost the battle over Dakota Access Pipeline. But now they have a new mission: to protect the water and save us from ourselves. more

Mar 20, 2017 3:40 PM Democracy in Crisis

With Washington D.C. filled with paranoia over Russian spooks, Democracy in Crisis lights up. more

Mar 10, 2017 12:41 PM Democracy in Crisis

One campaign promise Donald Trump doesn’t seem interested in keeping: protecting the rights of transgender people. more

Mar 6, 2017 2:29 PM Democracy in Crisis

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James Berbert

How did Gen. Michael Flynn — recently ousted from Donald Trump’s administration — evolve from a rebellious skater punk into “General Chaos"? more

Feb 27, 2017 5:16 PM Democracy in Crisis

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J.M. Giordano

White House advisor Steve Bannon talks scary talk about creating a new political order around a national culture. He said he wanted the “deconstruction of the administrative state.” more

Feb 24, 2017 3:12 PM Democracy in Crisis

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David Michael Miller

On Feb. 26, Democratic officials will select a new party chair. But in trying to claw their way back to power, they are demonstrating that the party is all but dead. more

Feb 17, 2017 3:50 PM Democracy in Crisis 1 Comments