democracy

Let the people decide. Many have begun to question whether this most fundamental concept of democracy is a wise decision in a year in which popular referendums have become increasingly common. This past June, in a shocking referendum result, the ...
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Donald Trump’s triumph over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election represents a doomsday scenario to many Clinton supporters. His victory follows an excessively contentious election cycle, in which sensationalism overtook any real substantive discussion on policy. From his political ...
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The position I wish to take in this short article shall hopefully be quite clear; it is the fact that the principle of empathy is the single most important principle upon which the weal of a functioning democracy relies. Several ...
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In a panel by CNN following the most recent midterm elections, contributors including Donna Brazile, Gretchen Helmke, Bonnie Meguid and William Galston argued that voting in the United States should be compulsory, pointing specifically to low voter turnout in the ...
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                  I wish to speak of the condition of what I consider to be “unfreedom” in modern societies. There are two broad forms under which a society may be considered “unfree” in ...
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At long last, the economy appears to be improving. ​So who do we thank? President Barack Obama? The Federal Reserve? Oil companies? Mitch McConnell would have us thank the GOP, which took control of Congress on January 3. “The uptick ...
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Tunisia made international headlines in January 2011, when a young fruit seller, Mohamed Bouazizi, committed self-immolation, sparking the Arab Spring — a series of popular uprisings and revolutions, the effects of which are still being felt in the Arab world. Yet, since these early days of ...