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Posted by Baynard Woods |
Democracy in Crisis: Fire and ‘Fire and Fury’

Steve Bannon is the antihero of Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff’s ribald and riveting account of the early days of the Trump regime. Even if you read the bestseller with...

Posted by Baynard Woods |
Democracy in Crisis: The state of protest in 2018

Donald Trump’s second year in office begins like every new Star Wars movie: with the Resistance in tatters, trying to rebuild. There is plenty of internet #Resistance, ranging from insane...

Posted by Mauro Heck |
Friends and supporters celebrate as Mazahir Salih takes oath of office

On Friday night, Dec. 29, friends and supporters of Mazahir Salih came together to celebrate victory. They gathered to share in the official taking of the oath of office for...

Posted by Baynard Woods |
Democracy in Crisis: How Screwed Are We in 2018?

At the beginning of 2017, we were in purgatory. Remember the interregnum, after we elected Trump but before he took office? We knew it would be bad, but we also...

Posted by Baynard Woods |
Democracy in Crisis: 10 of Trump’s insane tweets

I got drunk recently and read all 2,735 tweets that Donald Trump had written since the election in the hopes that Trump’s Twitter feed, collected and searchable on trumptwitterarchive.com, might...

Posted by Baynard Woods |
Democracy in Crisis: Jackson Mayor on Trump’s visit to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Noted racist and U.S. President Donald Trump had the audacity to attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson last Saturday.

Posted by Baynard Woods |
Democracy in Crisis: James O’Keefe and Project Veritas have no claim to the word ‘truth’

Project Veritas, the creepo undercover right-wing sting team run by James O’Keefe, spent months trying to fool The Washington Post into printing false accusations against theocrat and alleged pedophile Roy...

Posted by Letters |
Letter to the editor: Protect the charitable tax deductions that keep nonprofits afloat

We must support existing incentives for charitable giving by protecting the full scope and value of the tax deduction for all forms of charitable gifts. Charitable giving incentives encourage donors...

Posted by Democracy in Crisis |
Democracy in Crisis: Dude columnist struggles with what it means to be a ‘good man,’ female editor has doubts

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....

Posted by Baynard Woods |
Democracy in Crisis: Protestors arrested on Trump’s Inauguration Day are facing felony charges

The J20 caseis the first mass trial, beginning this week. Most of the defendants were arrested on Inauguration Day, after a protest (which the government has called a riot) resulted...

Posted by Baynard Woods |
Democracy in Crisis: In the struggle to reclaim the U.S. from Trump, impeachment is an unlikely solution

What a year it has been since the dark night when the Democrats lost to Trump. And now, still lacking a serious vision, the Democrats will use the promise of...

Posted by Baynard Woods |
Democracy in Crisis: Trump’s flirtations with racism are making the alt-right more palatable

In the same way that Breitbart launders the extremist views of the Daily Stormer, the Trump administration is acting as a bridge to legitimize Nazi and Confederacy sympathizers.

Posted by Democracy in Crisis |
Democracy in Crisis Podcast: Tariq Touré on sports and the national anthem

In this week’s episode, Brandon Soderberg talks with poet and activist Tariq Touré about his poem "For the Love of the Game."

Posted by Democracy in Crisis |
Democracy in Crisis Podcast: Reporter Alec MacGillis on Jared Kushner, Ben Carson and Mitch McConnell

This week, co-host Baynard Woods talks with ProPublica reporter Alec MacGillis about Jared Kushner’s rental properties, Ben Carson’s Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the machinations of Mitch...