Archive for February, 2018

American Democracy Under Threat

A number of pundits and scholars have been warning lately that American democracy is in danger. The danger isn’t of an outright collapse of democratic institutions—there is no coup d’etat on the horizon—but of a significant diminution of the conditions ...

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America’s Exceptional Gun Problem (II)

I don’t like to repeat myself, but some things bear repeating.  Here, again, is the link to that excellent article I cited in a previous post.  Among other things, it thoroughly demolishes the gun nuts’ familiar claim that the only ...

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The Partisan Imperative

Just a short post today, to link to a fine article in The Atlantic that echoes an argument that I made some time ago. Today, in the US, you don’t have to think hard about whom to vote for: blind, ...

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