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What’s the Outlook for American Democracy?

The fate of our Democracy is on the ballot this fall. The crucial test is whether a Constitutional coalition of Democrats, independents and Liz Cheney Republicans can stop the Trump attempt to win major offices and take control of running future elections in battleground states. The media treats the 2022 campaign as a rerun of the traditional Red […]

Voters Shut Out by Gerrymander Wars

Washington – Partisan gerrymandering has run so wild and rampant since the 2020 census that, hard to believe, the next Congress promises to be even more sharply polarized and gridlocked than the current Congress, and there’s nothing voters can do about it – unless the courts step in boldly, right away. The media focuses on […]

Protecting Our Democracy – Step One

Washington – You may have missed a hugely important story recently because the media soft-pedaled it. But Congress has just taken a major step toward hand-cuffing the unchecked presidential abuse of power that was a hallmark of the Trump Presidency. For four years and more, Donald Trump ran roughshod over the guardrails of our republic, […]

Code Red for American Democracy

For all the uproar among Democrats over restrictive voting laws passed by Republican legislatures in 17 states, Democrats have only recently awakened to the more dangerous threat to American democracy –  Republican moves to take partisan control of counting votes and even overturn the popular vote in future elections. For months, Democrats in Congress and […]

A Haunting Visual Honors Our Covid Dead

Washington – The ravaging of America by Covid-19 is so immense that most of us have trouble fathoming the depth of our national trauma. Corona has so engulfed our lives that we have become numb to our upward spiraling death toll. To make the enormity of our loss more tangible, more visible, more immediate, more […]

Inside the GOP Gerrymander for 2022

Washington – Republicans are rejoicing and Democrats are dismayed that population losses in the Rust Belt and gains in the Sun Belt, recorded by the 2020 census, will add Congressional seats in key Republican states and may tilt the 2022 elections. But don’t bet just yet on a GOP slam dunk. There’s more to this […]

Rebuilding the Guard Rails of Our Republic

Washington – Just when you think we are out of the woods and that, for all his histrionics, Donald Trump will surrender the White House on time,  he’s conjured some new backroom cabal to subvert our democracy with truculent QAnon conspirators, armed vigilantes or unprincipled Senators. You may dismiss it  as political theater or narcissistic […]

Have We Just Crippled Washington?

Washington – Normally, elections clear the air, bring new faces to power, offer the dawn of a new day,  a fresh beginning, and an opportunity for political healing. Not the election of 2020. The electorate rendered a split decision that could easily lead to more gridlock in Washington. The scarring schism that polarizes America into […]

3 Ways to Fight Extremism, Bolster the Middle

Washington – With the election just days away, are you getting tired of the scaremongering and mud-slinging in the presidential campaign?   How about some good news for a change? Good news about political reforms to make American elections fairer, more transparent, and more inclusive, and to help rebuild the political middle, so desperately missing in […]

Donald Trump – “Clear and Present Danger”

Washington – We have all become so inured to Donald Trump’s erratic, volcanic, beyond-the-bounds behavior that we may not have absorbed the alarming reality that in the past two weeks, the President of the United States has posed what some would term a “clear and present danger” to our nation’s bedrock institutions,  what could potentially […]

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