Ten steps everyone can take to strengthen democracy

Ten steps everyone can take to strengthen democracy

This post was originally published on this site Stories and images of Ukrainians fighting for their democracy have inspired citizens worldwide. Many Americans have wondered what we should do to defend ours. They’re right to wonder. American democracy is in grave danger from the same anti-democratic forces. Authoritarianism — the...

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Biden confronts challenges to democracy at home and abroad this week

Biden confronts challenges to democracy at home and abroad this week

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Joe Biden’s fresh vow to save democracy faces an immediate test at home and abroad this week, with a long-shot voting rights push and the most critical US diplomacy with Russia since the Cold War.

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Biden to warn that democracy is at risk, a year after the Capitol riot.

Biden to warn that democracy is at risk, a year after the Capitol riot.

This post was originally published on this siteThe president’s speech marking the anniversary of Jan. 6 will underscore just how fractured the nation remains.

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World’s democracies meet to show solidarity against a rising tide of authoritarianism

World’s democracies meet to show solidarity against a rising tide of authoritarianism

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Biden has invited more than 100 countries to a virtual summit on democracy. But some of the names on the list are drawing questions over their own democratic practices.

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As America’s ‘Backsliding’ Democracy Takes Center Stage, Biden Must Call On Senate To End Filibuster

As America’s ‘Backsliding’ Democracy Takes Center Stage, Biden Must Call On Senate To End Filibuster

This post was originally published on this site This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. When President Joe Biden hosts the Summit for Democracy on Thursday, he will not do so as the leader of a beacon of democracy to which the rest...

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How Gerrymandering stifles potential voters and candidates as well as skews policy

How Gerrymandering stifles potential voters and candidates as well as skews policy

This post was originally published on this siteNew voting maps in Texas are already facing legal challenges for discrimination, but that’s just the start of how gerrymandering affects the nation’s democracy.

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Robert Gates says ‘extreme polarization’ is the greatest threat to US democracy

Robert Gates says ‘extreme polarization’ is the greatest threat to US democracy

This post was originally published on this siteFormer Defense Secretary Robert Gates said “extreme polarization” in the U.S. is currently the greatest threat to democracy in America.Gates, during an interview with Anderson Cooper for “60 Minutes” that aired on Sunday, specifically pointed to the…

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