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Posts Tagged ‘democracy’

Washington Needs to Lead. Now

Washington Needs to Lead. Now

              By Lee H. Hamilton       A few weeks ago, I had a conversation with a group of prominent business leaders that I’m still mulling over. We were talking about the intersection between business and government, and they were pretty unhappy. The chief target of their displeasure wasn’t any of the usual suspects, though. Instead of lambasting taxes or regulations, they were most worried about uncertainty in Washington. Their ... Full Story

Video: Bill Moyers foresees OWC

Video: Bill Moyers foresees OWC

        Plutocracy and Democracy Don't Mix Bill Moyers slams rule by the 1% One of America’s greatest journalists anticipated the entire Occupy Wall Street protests against the 1% back in 2010. This is from the final broadcast of Bill Moyers Journal, which in­cluded an interview with Jim Hightower who said: So, we need a lot more agitation. And that’s the only thing that succeeds from a progressive side in changing politics in America. Click here to see the ... Full Story

A vision of a democratic Libya

A vision of a democratic Libya

The political and international affairs committee of Libya's interim national council presents its eight-point plan for the country The interim national council, formed by opposition groups in Libya, has said it will hold free and fair elections and draft a national constitution. Here is its eight-point plan in full.   A vision of a democratic Libya The interim national council hereby presents its vision for rebuilding the democratic state of Libya. This vision responds to the needs and ... Full Story

Lybia in the news

The New York Times The Opinion Pages Unfit for Democracy? By Nicholas D Kristof I don’t think so. Moreover, this line of thinking seems to me insulting to the unfree world. In Egypt and Bahrain in recent weeks, I’ve been humbled by the lionhearted men and women I’ve seen defying tear gas or bullets for freedom that we take for granted. How can we say that these people are unready for a democracy that they are prepared to die for?     Associated Press Clinton: US ready to aid to ... Full Story

Yes, The U.S. is a democracy

Yes, The U.S. is a democracy

To the Editor, There they go again with their “the USA is not a democracy” nonsense. The Tea Party and 9/12 groups insist that we are a constitutional republic, but not a democracy. A republic is defined as any government that is not a monarchy. We have no king or queen; hence ours must be a republic -- like many others. China is a communist republic; Iran is an Islamic republic. What kind of “republic” are we? We have a constitution, so it’s fair to say, yes, we’re a ... Full Story

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