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The False Promise of Black Political Representation

By Nicholas Stephanopoulos The recent unrest in Baltimore, Ferguson, and other cities is puzzling in one important respect. Unlike in earlier eras, when African Americans’ political exclusion drove them to protest, blacks today are as likely to vote as whites … Continue reading

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The Last Gasp of American Democracy

By Chris Hedges This is our last gasp as a democracy. The state’s wholesale intrusion into our lives and obliteration of privacy are now facts. And the challenge to us—one of the final ones, I suspect—is to rise up in outrage … Continue reading

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We Are This Close to Losing Our Democracy to the Mercenary Class

By Bill Moyers I met Supreme Court Justice William Brennan in 1987 when I was creating a series for public television called In Search of the Constitution, celebrating the bicentennial of our founding document. By then, he had served on … Continue reading

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How Secrecy Has Already Corroded Our Democracy in Concrete Ways

By Conor Friedersdorf This summer, Rep. James Sensenbrenner, an author and longtime champion of the Patriot Act, emerged as one of the most concerned voices arguing that the law is being used to violate the rights of Americans. A letter the … Continue reading

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David Brooks’ bigoted rant

By David Sirota Since when did the New York Times get into the business of publishing old-school bigoted rants deriding whole populations and cultures as cognitively incapacitated? This is a pressing question considering David Brooks’ stunning column today on the … Continue reading

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U.K. recluse found to be war heroine after death

There are many persons in the U.K. and the U.S. not just from WWII but from every conflict and some in “peace time” that performed heroic acts for their country who cannot and will not discuss their actions. There are … Continue reading

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