Trump’s Control Of the Republican Party Is Bad For Democracy
A second Trump presidency will damage American democracy. The reason has less to do with Trump and his ambitions than with how power dynamics have shifted within the Republican Party.
As Right-Wingers Stoke Moral Panic About Trans Youth, School Boards Confront A Democratic Dilemma 
In these battles over protecting the safety and rights of transgender kids, we’re confronted with the politics of questions that shouldn’t be political.
Montana Rep Zooey Zephyr Sues To Do Her Job
Where Things Stand: What You’ll Hear In Biden’s Speech On Democracy Tonight
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President Biden and his team have reportedly been planning to have the President deliver a speech on protecting democracy ahead of the midterms for some time. But the recent uptick in threats and political violence as we get closer to the election — including the very high profile attack on the husband of the woman second in the line of secession — expedited the urgency of the message.

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How America’s Democracy Is ‘Ripe To Be Exploited’
Why are so many people now embracing demagogues? Barbara Walter, political scientist and author of “How Civil Wars Start,” says that the vital signs of healthy democracy are in decline around the world.
Canada Has Long Feared The Chaos Of US Politics
To some Canadians, the U.S. provided a cautionary tale about weak central institutions and rule by the undisciplined masses.
Biden: US Is Among Half Of Democracies Where Democracy Is On The Decline
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