Biden to Decry Democracy ‘Recession’ at White House Summit
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Biden to Decry Democracy 'Recession' at White House Summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to urge participants at the first White House Summit for Democracy to reverse an ongoing “recession” of democracy that is playing out at a time of rising authoritarianism around the globe and extraordinary strains on... Read More

Think Tanks
Veterans Need to Be Part of the Fight to Preserve Democracy, Voting Rights According to Advocates
2021-08-24 20:02:10
by Victoria Turner

Jake Harriman, a veteran Marine who was deployed abroad for almost 15 years, did not recognize the country he left to fight for when he returned to the U.S. in 2015.  During two combat tours in Iraq, the now CEO... Read More

Think Tanks
U.S. Political System Is Broken, Democracy In Peril
2021-03-31 19:21:54
by Daniel Mollenkamp

WASHINGTON - The declining levels of social cohesion and the inability to get things done are some of the biggest threats to the U.S., agreed a group of political scholars at a panel discussion about the future of democracy this... Read More

Political News
White House Tries to Show US as Democracy Beacon Post-Capitol Riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than two weeks in office, President Joe Biden is facing two critical tests of whether the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol has damaged America’s standing as a beacon for democracy. Protests in Russia and a military coup... Read More

Gen Z Voters Maintain Faith in Democracy, Despite Election Concerns
2020-11-12 21:36:43
by Sara Wilkerson

WASHINGTON - In a Georgetown University focus group webinar of voters from Generation Z, the first-time voters expressed their excitement over participating in the democratic process, while at the same time voiced concerns about various influences on the election. The... Read More

State News
Analysis: The 10 Most Important Ballot Proposals for Bettering Democracy

It's often hard to see, but much more is at stake Tuesday than the presidency and control of Congress. Voters get to shape public policy by approving or rejecting more than 100 statewide ballot measures and dozens more local proposals —... Read More

Foundation Commits $50 Million to Study How Social Media, Tech Impacts Democracy
2019-07-22 20:34:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced Monday it is committing $50 million for research to better understand how social media and technology are impacting democracy. The nonprofit foundation, which focuses on journalism and fostering "informed... Read More

Bipartisan Senate Bill Seeks to Help Restore Democracy in Venezuela
2019-04-05 20:39:29
by Sean Trambley

This week, a bipartisan group of Senators led by Senator Bob Menendez, D-N.J., ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced new comprehensive legislation to help restore democracy and address the humanitarian crisis in... Read More

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