The United States is both a democracy and a republic, but the terms are not mutually exclusive. So let us break it down whether the United States a democracy or a republic: The United States a Democracy? The United States is a democracy, because, the people, hold ultimate political power. It is not a “direct democracy,” but a “representative democracy.” Representative democracy means voting in elections to choose representatives – this makes it a representative democracy, but remember the United States Constitution does not use the term “democracy.” The United States a Republic? The United States is a republic because … Continue reading Is the United States of America a Democracy, a Republic or an Oligarchy?
We just didn’t believe it before the Capitol insurrection Amanda J. Crawford, University of Connecticut Americans had to confront a new reality when an angry mob attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021: Some of their fellow citizens were … Continue reading American support for conspiracy theories and armed rebellion isn’t new
The Murdoch Media Empire Has Cost Humanity Decades in the Battle Against Climate Change by: Michael Ashley, ThinkProgress /Truthout.org Michael Ashley investigates the national paper’s “seriously warped” op-ed policy in this extended excerpt. [R]eality becomes so distorted that The Australian was able tostate earlier this month, “it is in keeping with this newspaper’s rationalist pedigree that we have long accepted the peer-reviewed science on anthropogenic climate change,” while at the same time engaging in a campaign to misrepresent and distort climate science. Other editorials have made it clear that The Australian believes it is treating its readers as mature adults who should be able to make up their own minds … Continue reading Murdoch – The Murderer of Mother Earth?