Saving Democracy by Destroying It

August 27, 2021

Arizona’s Maricopa County is ground zero in the continuing debate over election integrity in the United States. The so-called audit of the 2.1 million votes cast in that county in last year’s presidential election — by the almost comically inept firm Cyber Ninjas — was supposed to arrive...

The New Policy of Demoting Democracy

October 16, 2020

In November 2000, the battle between George W. Bush and Al Gore for the US presidency was deadlocked over the status of a few thousand votes in Florida. Gore had won the popular vote, but the margin of victory in the Electoral College depended on Florida. In that state, Bush held a very slim lead...

The Midterm Elections and Democracy in America

November 08, 2018

Does the idea of the “voice of the people” as the foundation of democracy still have meaning in the US? The Daily Devil’s Dictionary reports.  So, what do the results of the US midterm elections tell us? The Guardian observed ahead of the election that “the vote is widely viewed as a...

Democracy in a Nation Divided

January 26, 2017

It is time for all of America’s institutions of democracy to engage, activate the citizenry and make its democracy function as it should. “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants,” said Thomas Jefferson, America’s third...