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Democracy in Crisis

Posted by Democracy in Crisis | Aug 17, 2017

On this week’s episode Marc Steiner talks to co-host Baynard Woods and City Paper editor Brandon Soderberg about their experiences at the racist rally in Charlottesville.

Posted by Baynard Woods | Aug 13, 2017

A man participating in the Charlottesville protest on Aug. 12 holds a shield with a symbol of Vanguard America, a racist right-wing organization. The driver of the car that killed...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Aug 1, 2017

Trump was right when he said the system was broken. He is proof of that. He is a product of our normal, its culmination. It’s not normal that a psycho...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Jul 21, 2017

Medea Benjamin. -- photo by Baynard Woods Medea Benjamin, the firebrand activist and author of a dozen odd books, looks surprisingly small in the midst of the lunchtime crowd jostling...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Jul 11, 2017

In the early years of the Obama era, then-Senator Jim DeMint embodied a series of contradictions in the American character. The hard-jawed and bitter-faced sandlapper was simultaneously a theocrat, a...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Jun 30, 2017

A swanky stretch of C Street near the Capitol in Washington D.C. is blocked by a raucous crowd dancing in front of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s house on an...

Posted by Democracy in Crisis | Jun 29, 2017

This week’s episode includes a discussion of racism, rallies and the rift on the far right with co-host Baynard Woods, Baltimore City Paper editor Brandon Soderberg and Center for Emerging...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Jun 23, 2017

1. The White House briefing room feels like a mansion’s pool house, but with the carpet of a church basement. On the eve of the summer solstice, after a week...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Jun 20, 2017

Dozens of defendants, each sitting with their own lawyer, fill a Washington, D.C. courtroom, looking like college students wearing their nicest clothes for a job interview. It is far more...

Posted by Democracy in Crisis | Jun 17, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, my dad and I stood on a Palm Beach sandbar staring at President Trump’s Mar-A-Lago golf club and resort. Even though my dad and I...

Posted by Democracy in Crisis | Jun 16, 2017

On this week’s episode co-host Marc Steiner interviews Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, who, along with District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine, filed a lawsuit Monday against President Donald...

Posted by Democracy in Crisis | Jun 11, 2017

On this week’s episode co-hosts Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner, joined by producer Imani Spence, talk about the Fugs, exorcising the White House and the state of the counterculture.

Posted by Baynard Woods | Jun 10, 2017

Former FBI Director James Comey's empty seat before the hearing. -- photo by Baynard Woods Hundreds of people lined up in the marble hallways of a Senate office building, hoping...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Jun 6, 2017

Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, poet and provocateur Ed Sanders shouts “Out demons, out!,” his arms raised in clenched fists above his head, a computer bag hanging...

Posted by Democracy in Crisis | Jun 2, 2017

On this two-part Democracy in Crisis podcast, co-host Baynard Woods talks with scholar and writer Kathleen B. Jones about the relevance of political theorist Hannah Arendt in the age of...

Posted by Baynard Woods | May 19, 2017

What we can learn from Turkey’s populist regime A Kurdish American man beaten by Turkish security forces. -- photo courtesy of Baltimore Bloc I fucked up on Twitter last week...