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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 |
Protest songs from across the nation testify to one year of President Trump

In recognition that one year has passed since the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States, members of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia banded together to...

Posted by Baynard Woods |
Democracy in Crisis: Alabama’s special election and Trump’s attack on Kaepernick point to an even more racist Republican future

Last week, the populist theocratic authoritarian former Alabama chief justice Roy Moore beat Luther Strange in a special election to fulfil the rest of Jeff Sessions’ term in the Senate....

Posted by Democracy in Crisis |
Democracy in Crisis Podcast: Dale Beran on 4chan, the alt-right and the rise of Donald Trump

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 |
Democracy in Crisis Podcast: D. Watkins on white supremacy, policing and the Trump administration

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 Paul Brennan |
Iowa Trump supporter sentenced for voter fraud

An Iowa Republican who pled guilty to voter fraud for casting two ballots for Donald Trump was sentenced on Thursday.

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Trump’s Justice Department drops its support for an Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit

The U.S. Justice Department's sudden reversal in a case involving the Americans with Disabilities Act is adding to concerns about the Trump administration’s commitment to protecting civil rights.

Posted by Baynard Woods |
Democracy in Crisis: Trump’s America is not “not normal”

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 Paul Brennan |
Iowa’s Sam Clovis is no scientist, but that didn’t stop Donald Trump from nominating him for the top USDA science job

President Donald Trump has decided the chief scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) doesn’t need to be a scientist, so on Wednesday, Trump nominated Sam Clovis for the...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
CBS 2 and Fox 28 in Cedar Rapids will start airing more pro-Trump content

Both KGAN (CBS 2) and KXFA (Fox 28) will be increasing the amount of Trump-friendly news commentary they broadcast. Neither station has a choice in the matter. Sinclair Broadcasting Group,...

Posted by Baynard Woods |
Democracy in Crisis: Press Briefs — Sad little scenes from the White House briefing room

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 Lauren Shotwell |
Protesters, Trump supporters face off outside of Trump’s Cedar Rapids rally

In the hours leading up to President Donald Trump’s Cedar Rapids rally, protesters and Trump supporters stood in the rain on separate sides of the street. One side held aloft...

Posted by Julia Davis |
Iowa City’s Sudanese community navigates Trump’s travel ban rhetoric

Leading the way Community organizer Hanadi Elshazali in front of her office. Photo by Zak Neumann Hanadi Elshazali will always remember what it felt like to go to work on...

Posted by Baynard Woods |
Democracy in Crisis: The indictment of journalist Aaron Cantú portends grim future for First Amendment

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...