Hong Kong Leaders in Lockstep Against Divided Protesters

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Almost exactly a week after an infamous incident of police brutality against demonstrating students lit a fire under the Occupy Central campaign, the so-called umbrella movement is now facing another assault.

Hong Kong Protests Push for Greater Democracy

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The growing protests in Hong Kong have gripped the world’s attention.

They want Everyone to Vote, Except You, You and You!

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Democracy only works when most people vote and participate. Voting should be encouraged, facilitated, easy, and free from coercion and fraud.

Bill Maher: Is ISIS a Real Threat to the US or a Fool’s Errand?

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Are we repeating a failed foreign policy and wasting immense resources (blood and treasure) better spent on challenges of Climate Change, Unemployment, Income Inequality, Education,Economic Growth…?

Shadow of Military Looms Large Over Pakistan Street Protests

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As anti-government demonstrators take to the streets, are darker forces moving against Pakistan’s first democratically elected leader?

On Democracy

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Does responsible leadership require a responsible electorate in a democracy?

The Sarah Palin Gravy Train

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Sarah Palin’s new paid video service shows how perverse incentives are damaging Republican politics.

Yes It’s Possible To Be A Successful President

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Rumors of the death of American democracy are greatly exaggerated.

“Name-calling is lazy & the refuge of the uninformed and prejudiced”

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Stop Calling Ann Coulter Names. Seriously.

Our Old Congress

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Congress is older than ever these days and that could pose problems for our democracy.

Prone to Mistakes? So Was Plato

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Michael Amity notes that even one of our greatest thinkers blundered.

Bulgaria is Nothing

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Vladi sees the problems, but like many faced with the need for huge social reform; he is also unable to find the answers alone.

I am a Ukrainian: A Protest Video

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Coming out of the current unrest in Ukraine this video looks to bring the reality of the protests to the eyes of the world.

More Early Voting Please

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Early voting’s opponents often show a shocking lack of knowledge about how our democracy actually works.

After Three Years of Turmoil, Tunisia has the Arab World’s Most Progressive Constitution

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Tunisia has taken a massive step forward in consolidating its democratic transition.