Democracy in Crisis


David Michael Miller

Trump and Stormy can use pseudonyms to protect privacy. So can cops. But when activists do it, they’re prosecuted. more

Mar 13, 2018 11:41 AM Democracy in Crisis


Time Magazine

Trump floats the idea of the death penalty for drug dealers. But what about when its big pharmaceutical companies that are the dealers? more

Mar 6, 2018 4:35 PM Democracy in Crisis

It makes cosmic sense that a movie where the hero proudly punches someone square in the dick would be Trump’s favorite. more

Feb 26, 2018 11:40 AM Democracy in Crisis

When popular culture starts to mimic Trump, declaring “both sides” are bad, it adds another dangerous layer to our already-toxic political discourse about violence, race, and law. more

Feb 20, 2018 5:00 AM Democracy in Crisis

Ultimately, The Memo was a dud — but it does highlight this weird moment where the right is attacking law enforcement agencies and the left is valorizing them. more

Feb 12, 2018 2:58 PM Democracy in Crisis


Anson Stevens Bollen

The U.S. Attorney’s Office dropped charges against 129 J20 defendants last week — but continues to prosecute journalists and others who have spoken to the press more

Jan 24, 2018 5:00 AM Democracy in Crisis

Steve Bannon had a terrible week. And it wasn’t even the worst week in Washington. more

Jan 15, 2018 5:00 AM Democracy in Crisis


David Michael Miller

If people really want to resist and not just #Resist, they need to answer some fundamental questions and figure out how to form coalitions. more

Jan 9, 2018 5:00 AM Democracy in Crisis 1 Comments


David Michael Miller

Well, 2017 is over. But things aren’t looking good in the new year. more

Jan 1, 2018 5:00 AM Democracy in Crisis


David Michael Miller

Reading all 2,375 tweets Trump has written since the election was like reliving all the unbelievable moments of this last year in fast forward. more

Dec 29, 2017 5:00 AM Democracy in Crisis

In Baltimore, Sessions followed the Bannon script and stirred up fear of immigrants and minorities. He did not mention that eight members of an elite police task force here have been indicted on racketeering charges. more

Dec 18, 2017 5:00 AM Democracy in Crisis 1 Comments

Long before a visit from President Trump, Lumumba wanted Jackson, a city in deep-red Mississippi with a long history of racism and white supremacy, to be the “most radical city” in the world. more

Dec 11, 2017 5:00 AM Democracy in Crisis

Even as The Washington Post reminds us how shady Project Veritas is, the federal government introduces one of its infamous sting videos in court. more

Dec 4, 2017 2:08 PM Democracy in Crisis


Justin Sprecher

Mary Finn, an editor with Democracy in Crisis, often makes extensive notes on my columns — in this case, we decided they were far more interesting than the column itself. So we left them, in dialogue with a half-formed column. more

Nov 27, 2017 5:00 AM , Democracy in Crisis


Jocelyn Dombroski

In order to become a real force, this so-called “Resistance” against Trump needs to recognize its heroes and to take its villains seriously. more

Nov 20, 2017 11:14 AM Democracy in Crisis

All the prosecution needed to establish was a conspiracy to commit any crime, including “conspiracy to disrupt public congress.” This could refer to any protest at any time. more

Nov 13, 2017 10:00 AM Democracy in Crisis 3 Comments

Trump has built his political career on demonizing Islam but neither he nor his staff have condemned white nationalist terrorist organizations — whose ideology they continue to openly espouse. more

Nov 6, 2017 5:00 AM Democracy in Crisis


David Michael Miller

Things were so quiet and respectful, it seems like I was not the only one snoozing through fascism. But last week, a group of 50 professors and academics wrote a letter of condemnation. more

Oct 31, 2017 5:00 AM Democracy in Crisis


David Michael Miller

The Proud Boys have complained about being described as “alt-right,” by Democracy in Crisis. But the complaint proves the point of the column, which argued that organizations that do not overtly espouse racism can act as bridges for racists. more

Oct 23, 2017 1:32 PM Democracy in Crisis


Nessa Kessinger

Trump’s flirtation with racism and white nationalist groups is not new. But the precise mechanisms by which the administration and ally media outlets like Breitbart act as bridges to normalize hate groups is becoming increasingly clear. more

Oct 16, 2017 1:58 PM Democracy in Crisis