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Democracy in Crisis

Posted by Baynard Woods | Sep 19, 2017

The political heat of 2017 has finally boiled all the political chants down to their essence. “Fuck that shit!” More than a thousand juggalos -- fans of the horror-art rap...

Posted by Democracy in Crisis | Sep 14, 2017

This week, co-host Baynard Woods talks with Dale Beran about 4chan, the alt-right and the rise of Donald Trump. Earlier this year, Beran wrote an article about the growth of...

Posted by Democracy in Crisis | Sep 12, 2017

Francois LeFranc, 45, lingers over breakfast in the dining room of the NAV Centre, an Ontario hotel and conference center on the banks of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Dressed in...

Posted by Democracy in Crisis | Sep 8, 2017

This week, co-host Baynard Woods talks with author D. Watkins about white supremacy, policing and the Trump administration. D. is the author of 'The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While...

Posted by Democracy in Crisis | Aug 25, 2017

This week, co-host Baynard Woods talks with Wil Hylton, whose New York Times Magazine story “Down the Breitbart Hole” gives readers an up-close view of the inner workings of the...

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...