Archive for the 'Democracy' Category

Merkel Wins Second Term in Germany

Filed under: Democracy | Europe | Politics — by Will Kirkland 09/27/2009 @ 10:22:51 AM

German voters handed conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel a second term and a chance to create new center-right government Sunday, while her center-left rivals suffered a historic defeat in the national … [Keep reading >>]

Iran: Latest News

Filed under: Democracy | Elections | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 06/11/2009 @ 8:29:44 AM
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Juan Cole has a string of interesting and informative posts on the earthquake underway in Iran — including who U.S. neo-cons are rooting for. (You won’t be surprised.)

Well worth an … [Keep reading >>]

Philadelphia, Mississippi: The Miles Crossed

Filed under: Democracy | Race — by Will Kirkland 05/22/2009 @ 12:36:21 PM
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In the summer of 1964 this picture of the burned out car of three civil rights workers, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Mickey Schwerner flew over the wire services … [Keep reading >>]

Pakistanis Jubilant

Filed under: Asia | Democracy | Terrorism — by Will Kirkland 03/16/2009 @ 11:32:02 AM
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It would be as hard to overstate the magnitude of the popular victory in Pakistan as it would be to know where it will lead. For the moment at … [Keep reading >>]

Digital Democracy: The First Byte

Filed under: Democracy | Obama Administration — by Joyce Cole 03/9/2009 @ 5:38:18 PM

Many know that Howard Dean invented, and Barack Obama put to exemplary use, online organizing via the new social networks on the Internet, Facebook being foremost but including extensive use … [Keep reading >>]

Accountability Now

Filed under: Action! | Corruption | Democracy | Politics — by Will Kirkland 02/26/2009 @ 9:03:16 AM

A new PAC is starting up called Accountability Now, with roots in MoveOn, Labor and the new wave of progressive bloggers.

“Organizers of the new group, to be called Accountability Now, … [Keep reading >>]

Front Pages Around the World

Filed under: Democracy | Obama Administration | Presidential 2008 — by Will Kirkland 01/20/2009 @ 10:27:45 PM

Front Pages from around the World … [Keep reading >>]

Change Congress — with Lawrence Lessig and Joe Trippi

Filed under: Democracy — by Will Kirkland 01/3/2009 @ 12:20:33 AM
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Lawrence Lessig is one of the true guides into a progressive and new technology era. A law professor at Stanford, he has drawn standing room only crowds to his … [Keep reading >>]

California Propositions

Filed under: California | Democracy — by Will Kirkland 11/4/2008 @ 9:10:12 PM


Sadly, with some 95% of the vote counted, Proposition 8 is ahead 52% to 48%. Sex remains the great hot-button issue, with Prop 8 drawing 9,924,244 votes, more than … [Keep reading >>]

Last Day for Early Voting

Filed under: Democracy | Presidential 2008 — by Will Kirkland 11/3/2008 @ 8:45:42 AM

Early voting

Where voters can cast ballots today:

San Francisco City Hall: 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 48. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m

Alameda County Registrar of Voters: 1225 Fallon … [Keep reading >>]

Colorado: Volunteers for Obama

Filed under: Democracy | Presidential 2008 — by Will Kirkland 11/2/2008 @ 6:31:19 PM

Just Watch … [Keep reading >>]

The Palin Phenomenon: Pro and Con

Filed under: Critical Voices | Democracy | Republicans — by Bob Zuber 09/14/2008 @ 5:03:35 AM

The Anchorage Daily News has provided copious quantities of photographs of rallies both supporting and denouncing Palin that can be accessed from this page: “Richard Olson, who is against Palin … [Keep reading >>]

Words for Acts

An avidity to punish is always dangerous to liberty. It leads men to stretch, to misinterpret, and to misapply even the best of laws. He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

Tom Paine

---"Dissertations on First Principles of Government," 1795


Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party, by Max Blumenthal.

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