Category: Politics

Is our democracy already dead?

The Point of Democracy is not Re-election or the First Nail in the Democracy Coffin


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Our democracy died when we started electing politicians who thought it was more important that they get re-elected than representing their constituents or political positions.

Has our democracy reached a tipping point where it can't be saved?

At the Tipping Point in the Fight for Democracy Supported by Mathematical Modeling of Complex Adaptive Systems


Reading time: 5 minutes
A report on mathematical models of our democracy as Complex Adaptive Systems suggests we are at the tipping point in the fight for our democracy. 2022 will be the year that we fight for our democracy. Should we lose the election, we will have lost our democracy, but that doesn’t mean the fight is over, though.

How does the Republican authoritarian power grab relate to the collapse of rural healthcare?

Covid vaccine mistrust is fueling a spike in rural deaths. Here’s what’s fueling the mistrust. — NBC News


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We keep wringing our hands and clutching our pearls about so many of our social problems seeming not to know what to do about them. If you trace the causes of vaccine refusal, you eventually get to the root of so many of our problems, Republican refusal to govern at the federal, state, or local level and active sabotage of social services.

How is the Republican attack on our democracy like the attack on our democracy by the Confederacy?

The Gettysburg Address: Inspiration For Our Time


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The fight to preserve voting rights and our democracy feels more desperate by the day.. If our current leadership is being less than inspiring, let us take our inspiration from each other and from the most trying time in American history: the Civil War, the Gettysburg Address, and President Lincoln.

Why aren't Republican States pushing vaccines and healthcare?

We’re So Fucked: The Vaccination Rates, Political Polarization, and Presidential Voting, edition


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We all know about the hatred the GQP has for providing healthcare for its citizens. They’ve tried to stop the ACA, they don’t exapand Medicaid, they don’t fund public health, anything and everything. Now, we find that there is a near perfect correlation between #COVID19 vaccination rates and voting in the 2020 presidential election. Guess what that means? It means we’re so fucked.

What will likely happen because Trump believes he'll be reinstated?

Trump, Narcissism, Indictments, Election Loss, and the August Insurrection: Some Predictions


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There is a substantial minority of Americans who believe the Big Lie and that Trump is going to be reinstated by some bloddy miracle. What is likely to happen? How likely is it that we’ll see another organized insurrection? A disorganized one? Random sporadic lone-wolf violence? The GQP stealing our elections at the state level? Here are some predictions based on application of narcissistic personality disorder.

What can voters do to change the filibuster?

Call Your Senators about Talking to Manchin, Sinema, and Others about Modifying the Filibuster — McQonnell says no SCOTUS Justice for Biden, UPDATE


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Now is the time to make your voice heard in the Senate! Call YOUR senators about ending the filibuster. Don’t call Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, or anyone but YOUR senators. Urge them to (a) support modifying the filibuster and (b) lobbying Manchin, Sinema, and other moderate Democrats about doing so too.

Election 2022: The Argument for Optimism


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How likely is it that the Dems are going to hold on to the majorities in Congress? There are lots of reasons to be optimistic that the 2022 election will defy history and leave the Democratic party in charge of Congress, the most prominent one being that Trump isn’t running but he’ll be trying to help the GQP campaigns.

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