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Democracy in Crisis

Posted by Democracy in Crisis | Apr 20, 2017

On this week’s episode, hosts Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner talk with D. Watkins, educator, editor at large at Salon.com and the author of The Cook Up, and The Beast...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Apr 18, 2017

Roger Stone has two bongs shaped like his hero, Richard Nixon. “One’s in the shape of his head, the other is kind of more artsy,” he said. “They’re both very...

Posted by Democracy in Crisis | Apr 12, 2017

Iron Cages performing at The Pinch. -- photo by Farrah Skeiky Antifa glitter bombs Richard Spencer in D.C., nearby Damaged City maintains the punk rock tradition of resistance By James...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Apr 4, 2017

Illustration by Blair Gauntt As debate on Trumpcare raged on in the House, Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan spoke outside the Capitol at a small Progressive Caucus press conference, comparing the...

Posted by Democracy in Crisis | Mar 30, 2017

In this week's episode, hosts Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner talk with writer and analyst Imara Jones about what's next for healthcare and investigations into Russian involvement in the presidential...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Mar 30, 2017

Clinton Watts addresses the Senate Intelligence Committee. -- photo via Baynard Woods The Senate Intelligence Committee questioned three experts on Russian active measures, or propaganda, campaigns Thursday morning. One of...

Posted by Democracy in Crisis | Mar 23, 2017

In this week's episode, hosts Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner talk about the House Intelligence Committee hearings on possible Russian involvement in the U.S. election and ask -- where does...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Mar 22, 2017

Republicans collectively twisted themselves into knots Monday in order to ignore what was really happening in the hearings on Russian hacking of the election and tried to use it as...

Posted by Democracy in Crisis | Mar 16, 2017

In this week’s episode, hosts Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner take a step back to try to figure out just what the hell Steve Bannon means by the “deconstruction of...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Mar 14, 2017

Washington these days has the paranoid atmosphere of a John Le Carré novel, with whispers of shady Russian connections lingering in the air like stale cigarette smoke and old tweets....

Posted by Baynard Woods | Mar 9, 2017

Emily Bazelon, staff writer at the New York Times Magazine, joins the Democracy in Crisis podcast to discuss her latest piece called “Department of Justification,” which discussed the long-shared vision...

Posted by Letters | Mar 5, 2017

Ed. Note: Joe Flynn, the brother of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, wrote this letter in response to a Democracy in Crisis story "Flynn’s transformation from ‘Water Brother’ to...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Mar 3, 2017

Private prisons in the Trump era and getting (legally) stoned to cover the recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), those are the topics on deck for the latest Democracy in...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Feb 28, 2017

Unlike Milo Yiannopoulos, who lost everything at once, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn wasn’t entirely ruined when he resigned as national security advisor on Feb. 13. “For your information, we...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Feb 23, 2017

Author Sohail Daulatzai and Baltimore City Paper Editor Brandon Soderberg talk about the legacy of the 1966 film The Battle of Algiers and what that film can teach us today...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Feb 17, 2017

For a moment earlier this week, it seemed that the regime might have to come to terms with the reality the rest of us share. But Trump’s Thursday press conference...