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NYC’s Ranked Choice Voting debacle only helps Republican politicians cast doubt on the legitimacy of American elections


The Senate is already un-democratic. The filibuster makes it more so.

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Over 150 prominent Republicans issue “A Call for American Renewal”

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Our conversations could be frustrating, but they also gave me hope. Was I a fool to think we were getting somewhere?


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  1. The claim that Trump won the election is a Big Lie.
  2. A Big Lie changes reality. To believe it, people must disbelieve their senses, distrust their fellow citizens, and live in a world of faith.
  3. A Big Lie demands conspiracy thinking, since all who doubt it are seen as traitors.
  4. A Big Lie undoes a society, since it divides citizens into believers and unbelievers.
  5. A Big Lie destroys democracy, since people who are convinced that nothing is true except the utterances of their leader ignore voting and its results.
  6. A Big Lie must bring violence, as it has.
  7. A Big…


A major political party decided they’re done with democracy. We can’t forgive and move on.

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There’s no telling how successful the next power-hungry incumbent will be in taking advantage of Trump’s groundwork

Supporters of President Trump walk and pray around the Pennsylvania State Capitol. Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images


Repudiating minority rule must be our priority in the decade ahead

A poll worker collects mail-in ballots.
A poll worker collects mail-in ballots.
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