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Keeping democracy alive Democracy is not a spectator sport, it requires informed participating citizens. On Keeping Democracy Alive, we delve into dynamics that both inhibit democracy and reinvigorate it. looking into issues from: domestic economic issues to foreign, labor, trade, and education policy, NSA spying, the drug war, prison, police, and judicial issues, electoral and protest politics, middle east realities, right and left wing populism, environmental and energy issues, the wealth ...
 
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The same old same old foreign policy of military first does not enhance our national security. On this show historian Leon Fink, author of Undoing the Liberal World Order, sees that the causes of terrorism are untouched by our reliance The post Militaristic Foreign Policy Fails; There are Other Options appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
You may have thought it began after 9/11. But it really all started in 1947, as National Security Archive Scoville Fellow Rachel Santarsiero explains. The focus of our huge arsenal then quickly shifted from Germany and Japan to the perceived The post 75 Years of National Security State: America? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
America today is not the America of the past. The Republican Party is unrecognizable. But in his new book What it Took to Win, author and history professor Michael Kazin, discerns a theme that still works as we head into The post What It Took–and Still Does–For Democrats to Win appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
The comfort of colonial powers relied on them not seeing the damage to exploited nations. So it is with mining and milling the uranium for nuclear power. Victims then as now are people without power, indigenous populations which are health The post Nuclear Power is Racist, Sexist, and Ageist: You Gotta Listen appeared first on Keeping Democracy Ali…
 
The Missouri Senator voted against one thing that can actually address what he says is the problem. Where once men felt pride in what they contributed to family and community as sole breadwinners, that is gone. The anxiety is real. The post Josh Hawley and the Republican Push for Toxic Masculinity appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Do liberal women feel that their culture is superior? Among women who feel liberated, what is it about the sight of Muslim women in traditional hijabs that so bothers many? In her new book Unruly Women; Race, Neocolonialism, and the The post Feminist Prejudice Against Women in Hijabs? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Private Security Firms; just part of doing business, right? Blackwater was America’s version in Iraq; The Wagner Group is Russia’s today in Ukraine and Africa. Atrocities in the Donbass region of Ukraine? Russia cynically said, that’s not us, it’s “little The post Outsourcing War: Making Atrocities Invisible appeared first on Keeping Democracy Aliv…
 
The opposite of conservatism is a police state. Yet public figures who call themselves conservative are crushing many of our traditional civil liberties and our legal rights. This according to Jacob Hornberger founder and president of the Future of Freedom The post “Conservatives” Are Disastrous to Civil Liberties appeared first on Keeping Democrac…
 
The intent is humiliation, eating away at one’s humanity. How can that make one a better person? Former figure skater Keri Blakinger’s new book Corrections In Ink tells the story from the inside and asks: does locking up groups of The post “As If We Were Trash.” A Woman’s Memoir of Prison appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Justice Scalia claimed to be an Originalist: did he mean only propertied white Christian men have rights? Perhaps the actual intent is still consent of all the governed. In the 21st century, are we not all entitled to participate in The post Today’s Supreme Court: Not All May Participate in Democracy appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
In theory, the state in a republic serves its citizens. Traditional conservatives insist they want government out of such things as sex. Our guest today Professor Paisley Currah in his new book Sex is as Sex Does, Governing Transgender Identity The post Sex Classifications Are There to Serve The State appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
America’s suburbs came into being as a way to keep white school kids at the top. But what’s happening with Asian-Americans in upscale places like the sample “Woodcrest” High School? Asian American kids are catapulting to the top. Should teachers The post Suburban High Schools Race At the Top; Between White and Asian Kids appeared first on Keeping D…
 
Though the angry white supremacist right grabs today’s news, the truth is the Christian Left has much deeper roots in American history. According to the Reverend Quadricos Bernard Driskell, the religious left has always been part of the fabric of The post We Know the Religious Right: Where is the Christian Left? appeared first on Keeping Democracy …
 
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