Meet the real people who killed democracy in America
Since the last big election, few news stories have concentrated on who’s needed to elect people to office these days: people who don’t bother voting — the people who believe their lives are so disconnected from public policy, that the effort isn’t worth their time.
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Americans too disengaged to have a decent democracy?
It seems Americans are occasionally challenged by simple civics. But the notion that voting marks an engaged country seems questionable Read more →
McDonald’s taking no sides when democracy is at stake
There’s no question that corporations have to be very protective of the brand, but does McDonald’s really want to avoid being linked to democracy? Apparently so.
Protesters against the coup and crackdown on democracy and dissent in Thailand have been using the golden arches of McDonald’s in social media campaigns to keep the issue front and center. The McDonald’s stores in Bangkok have become a gathering point for street protests. Read more →
It was a good run and we got some neat parades and bragging rights out of it, but democracy is dead in the United States, or so a study from Princeton and Northwestern universities tells us. Read more →