Tag: democracy

The new guy? Biden debuts at democracy’s most exclusive club

June 10, 2021
WASHINGTON — Angela, Boris, Emmanuel, Justin, Mario, Yoshihide and a relative newcomer: Joe. They’re the board of global democracy’s most exclusive club, and they’re meeting this week after four years of US disruption and a two-year coronavirus interruption. Already on a first-name basis with relationships that range from just months to years, the leaders of

Voting Rights IS Democracy – BillMoyers.com

March 27, 2021
Voting Rights IS Democracy Two smiling women stand outdoors and hold signs reading “Vote Baby Vote” and “Voting is People Power,” c. 1970. (Photo by Gabriel Hackett /Getty Images)March 25, 2021 There is only one story today. It is not the coronavirus pandemic, although 547,000 of us have died of Covid-19, and a study today

Democracy Needs to Find the Will to Roar – BillMoyers.com

January 1, 2021
And so, we are at the end of a year that has brought a presidential impeachment trial, a deadly pandemic that has killed more than 338,000 of us, a huge social movement for racial justice, a presidential election, and a president who has refused to accept the results of that election and is now trying

A Deadly Attack On Our Democracy – BillMoyers.com

December 3, 2020
National security adviser Mike Flynn listens to President Trump in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)December 2, 2020 Yesterday evening, Trump’s disgraced former National Security Advisor, retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn– whom Trump recently pardoned after he

Democracy took a heavy blow on Tuesday, but paths forward remain

November 7, 2020
​ Campaign Action ​If the current 6-3 majority of far-right hardliners remains on the Supreme Court, the court presents an existential danger to the Voting Rights Act’s remaining protections and threatens to turbocharge GOP gerrymandering across the country. But if Democrats pull off upsets to flip the Senate in January, Joe Biden and a Democratic

Rachel Maddow Warns American Democracy May Not Survive A Second Trump Term

October 20, 2020
During her program on Monday night, Rachel Maddow said that it only took Donald Trump and a complicit Republican Party four years to push American democracy to the brink of collapse. Over the next 15 days, the MSNBC host said, the American people will have to decide if they want the country to remain in

Deranged Trump Says Mail-In Ballots Are A Bigger Threat To Democracy Than Russia

August 11, 2020
A sluggish and seemingly sedated Donald Trump said on Monday that Democrats pushing for expanded mail-in voting during a pandemic are actually a bigger threat to democracy than Russia. “I’ll tell you who’s meddling in our elections – the Democrats are meddling by wanting and insisting on sending mail-in ballots where there’s corruption all over

Hillary Clinton Urges Defense of Democracy at Cummings’s Funeral

October 27, 2019
Comparing the congressman to a biblical prophet, the former secretary of state said Elijah Cummings “stood against the corrupt leadership of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel.”VideoIn her remarks at the funeral for Representative Elijah E. Cummings, Hillary Clinton honored him as a fighter for democracy.CreditCredit...Justin T. Gellerson for The New York TimesOct. 25, 2019Speaking at…