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Ted McLaughlin : Electoral College? Sis Boom Bah.

Electoral College map. Image from Wikimedia Commons.A level playing field? The Electoral College and the popular vote By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / August 17, 2011 For the last 60 years or more a majority of Americans have … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Electoral College? Sis Boom Bah.

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Lamar W. Hankins : What Happened to ‘Government for the People’?

Do we still hold these truths to be self-evident? Image from Greenwich Workshop. Why Republicans (and many Democrats) don’t believe in government for the people By Lamar W. Hankins / The Rag Blog / August 16, 2011 “I promise you … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : What Happened to ‘Government for the People’?

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Paul Beckett : Slouching Towards Democracy in Nigeria

Goodluck Jonathan was elected President of Nigeria on April 16.The Elections in Nigeria:Slouching towards democracy By Paul Beckett / The Rag Blog / April 29, 2011 The perils of democracy To title (and set) his 1958 novel Things Fall Apart, … finish reading Paul Beckett : Slouching Towards Democracy in Nigeria

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Jim Rigby : Our Nation of Weeping Executioners

Rev. Jane Adams Spahr. Image from One More Lesbian.Our nation of weeping executioners:The religious tribunal of Rev. Jane Adams SpahrBy Jim Rigby / The Rag Blog / February 23, 2011 Rev. Jim Rigby, human rights activist and pastor at St. … finish reading Jim Rigby : Our Nation of Weeping Executioners

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Marc Estrin : Our Better Angels May Have Fled

Our better angels may have fled By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / December 6, 2010 “In each event — in the living act, the undoubted deed — there, some unknown but still reasoning thing puts forth the molding … finish reading Marc Estrin : Our Better Angels May Have Fled

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David Van Os : Celebrate the Vision

Photo by Tom Weber / Minnesota Public Radio.Notes from a Texas patriot:Though stained with hypocrisy,The vision has inspired millions By David Van Os / The Rag Blog / July 4, 2010 [Independence Day] Today is the 234th anniversary of the … finish reading David Van Os : Celebrate the Vision

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Marc Estrin : Tea For Two

Image from Twin Towers New York.Tea for two:Peradventures in duopoly capitalism By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / June 20, 2010 Many voices on the left complain about our “one-party” system, the Replutocrats, the entrenched and ubiquitous party of … finish reading Marc Estrin : Tea For Two

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Texas Board of Education : Who’s Afraid of Thomas Jefferson?

Mount Rushmore by Nizar. Cartoon from toonpool.Why is Texas afraid of Thomas Jefferson? Jefferson remains a threat in the eyes of interested parties because his vision for democracy required more than consumerism and optional participation in periodic voting days. By … finish reading Texas Board of Education : Who’s Afraid of Thomas Jefferson?

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Democracy in Israel with No Freedom of the Press?

©Khalil BendibStop The Press! This is What Israeli Democracy Looks LikeBy Nima Shirazi / The Rag Blog / May 18, 2009 Telling the truth can be dangerous business.Honest and popular don’t go hand in hand.– Lyle Rogers and Chuck “The … finish reading Democracy in Israel with No Freedom of the Press?

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Philosophy and the Economy : View from Berlin

Front Page of the German daily newspaper Die Tageszeitung (TAZ) from Dec. 3, 2008. Photo by David MacBryde / The Rag Blog.Decisions, decisions, decisions… and the common good.By David MacBryde / The Rag Blog / February 3, 2009 BERLIN — … finish reading Philosophy and the Economy : View from Berlin

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Inaugration 2009 : A ‘Citizen’s’ Oath of Office

“I do solemnly pledge…” Photo by Charles Dharapak / AP. As we celebrate the end of an eight-year disaster, we should recommit to the ongoing work required to create a truly just and sustainable world. With that work in mind, … finish reading Inaugration 2009 : A ‘Citizen’s’ Oath of Office

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Democracy, Israeli Style : Arab Parties Banned from Elections

The Arab parties earned the ire of the most hawkish elements in the Israeli government by publicly opposing the ongoing war in the Gaza Strip. Balad likewise made enemies by explicitly calling for equal rights for all citizens of Israel, … finish reading Democracy, Israeli Style : Arab Parties Banned from Elections

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