Wednesday, June 12, 2024

News and Ideas Worth Sharing


Tag: Democracy

THEATER REVIEW: ‘2.5 Minute Ride’ plays at Hartford Stage through June 23

I don’t always recommend solo performances, but this one is that rare exception. It is a must see!

Cowering under the covers

Is it really possible for a Democrat to win in 2020 with the Russians proceeding full speed ahead to intervene on Trump’s behalf? 

Alan Chartock: I Publius

I was sure that our two wonderful resident geese would take off with their companions and disappear in one of those formations that we see all the time, but no: They are still with us.

Alan Chartock: Adam Schiff — a Congressman with courage

Let’s face it: The American republican democracy is at a potential turning point.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

"When he betrays that trust and puts himself before country, he endangers the Constitution, he endangers our democracy." -- U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-New York

CONNECTIONS: Is America becoming an oligarchy?

Today, 1 percent controls 90 percent of the wealth. Will there be an unstoppable shift away from democracy?

CONNECTIONS: Democracy at risk

Voter suppression schemes target specific populations, generally nonwhites, and make it onerous or impossible to register, to get to the poll and cast a vote. Recent examples include the shenanigans in Georgia, North Carolina and North Dakota.

Pop-up demonstrations protest threats to Mueller investigation

Some 120 demonstrators showed up to a hastily organized rally at Great Barrington Town Hall, one of more than 1,000 rallies nationwide occurring at 5 p.m. to support the Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election..

CONNECTIONS: Modern witch trials

If you are under 50 and, during your life, rights were ever-expanding and you thought it would be ever so: Did you hear the door slam?

CONNECTIONS: The plots to subvert democracy

It is harder to understand why American citizens would undermine elections. Yet, in American history, the movements to be inclusive have been balanced by the movements to remain exclusive.


Unresolved and never abandoned, it is the push-pull between the sides that make America what it is, make our politics what they have been.

Citizen Simon: Author, journalist, OBE, sage of Sandisfield

“I wanted to create a sense of community in a town that has no downtown or sense of cohesion given that it’s spread out over 53 square miles. And I believe the paper has done that to a certain degree.” -- Simon Winchester, founding editor of The Sandisfield Times

REVIEW: ‘The Plot to Hack America,’ the untold war on American soil

We are used to the images of war: bombs and bullets and blood. But Nance knows what many Americans are unwilling to recognize: We are at war and this war is being fought on our land.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.