Democracy in decline worldwide

For the first time since 2004, the Bertelsmann Transformation Index (BTI) has recorded more autocratic states than democracies around the world. Civil society activists often represent the last bastion of resistance. Autocracies such as Russia and China on the one hand; democracies like the USA or Germany on the other. Is that the great conflictContinue reading “Democracy in decline worldwide”

Let’s talk about McConnell and Trump going to war – Beau of the Fifth Column

Michigan: GOP candidate says rape survivors shouldn’t have abortions since rape was God’s plan

The fetus could grow up to “be the next president,” he said, disregarding the victim entirely. Garrett Soldano, a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Michigan, is so anti-choice that he believes rape victims who become pregnant should carry the baby to term and give it up for adoption instead. “God put them in this moment,” he told aContinue reading “Michigan: GOP candidate says rape survivors shouldn’t have abortions since rape was God’s plan”

Boris Johnson: Former minister joins calls for PM to resign

Another Conservative MP has called for Boris Johnson to resign as the turmoil at 10 Downing Street continues. Former minister Nick Gibb is the latest Tory to submit a letter of no confidence in the row over events held at No 10 during lockdown. And Tory MP Stephen Hammond said he is “considering very carefully”Continue reading “Boris Johnson: Former minister joins calls for PM to resign”

How Capitalism Destroys Radical Movements – Second Thought

Let’s talk about Mitch McConnell’s tribute to Malcolm X – Beau of the Fifth Column

Let’s talk about Tucker, the lost and found, and the way it is – Beau of the Fifth Column

Let’s talk about which way the Overton window in the US is headed – Beau of the Fifth Column

Let’s talk about individual interests and unions – Beau of the Fifth Column

Where US Politics Came From: Crash Course US History #9

In which John Green teaches you where American politicians come from. In the beginning, soon after the US constitution was adopted, politics were pretty non-existent. George Washington was elected president with no opposition, everything was new and exciting, and everyone just got along. For several months. Then the contentious debate about the nature of theContinue reading “Where US Politics Came From: Crash Course US History #9”

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