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August 2, 2021

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Democrats fleeing Texas hold democracy hostage while pretending to save it

NYPost
Kevin D. Williamson Texas Democrats are — not for the first time — holding democracy hostage under the pretext of saving it. Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n Pics – Click here for Free Stock Photos...

Letters to the Editor — July 17, 2021

NYPost
Post readers New York Post readers weigh in on our coverage of the massive demonstrations in Cuba protesting the country’s Communist government. Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n Pics – Click here for Free Stock Photos...

Analysis: McCarthy puts political hopes above democracy with Trump pilgrimage

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here His trip to the ex-President’s New Jersey golf resort on Thursday came with Washington in shock over new revelations about Trump’s crazed last days in office and his refusal to leave office peacefully after a clear election defeat. Joint......

Summer’s a bummer for socialists in denial: Goodwin

NYPost
Michael Goodwin Delusional socialists Sen. Bernie Sanders and AOC are pointing at the wrong reasons why Cubans are protesting their communist regime, The Post’s Michael Goodwin writes. Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n Pics – Click here for......

Battery Park City residents’ democracy lesson for King Cuomo

NYPost
Post Editorial Board Battery Park City residents just proved that New Yorkers can indeed stop dictatorial overreach by pols like Gov. Andrew Cuomo: They just forced him to back down on a plan to swipe precious park space in their area for a memorial to essential workers. The memorial, of......

Latin America Unrest Forces Biden to Confront Challenges to Democracy Close to Home

New York Times
Venezuela, once one of South America’s most prosperous countries, is now one of its poorest, gutted by corruption and sanctions that caused its lucrative oil industry to decay. Mr. Maduro remains in power, with the help of Russian and Cuban backing. An estimated four million refugees have fled Venezuela since......

On the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party, the West must kowtow no more

NYPost
Benedict Rogers If this regime gets away with what it has done to Hong Kong, it won’t stop there. It will be emboldened in its aggression toward Taiwan, and it will continue encroaching on our liberties, too. We can’t kowtow any longer. Source – For more click here To Return......

The War on History Is a War on Democracy

New York Times
In March 1932, the cover of Fortune magazine featured a painting of Red Square by Diego Rivera. A numberless crowd of faceless men marched with red banners, surrounding a locomotive engine emblazoned with hammer and sickle. This was the image of communist modernization the Soviets wished to transmit during Stalin’s......

How an Anti-Corruption Bill Became a Showdown on Democracy

New York Times
WASHINGTON — When House Democrats sat down to write an expansive elections and presidential ethics bill in 2019, passage was the farthest thing from their minds. Democrats running for the House in Republican-leaning districts had campaigned on a poll-tested message of ending corruption in Donald J. Trump’s Washington, rooting out......

What if American Democracy Fails the Climate Crisis?

New York Times
Robinson: Throwing dust up into the atmosphere would be, I think, an emergency gesture on a temporary basis, in effect imitating a volcanic eruption and hoping that five years of slightly lower temperatures would save us from brutal heat waves. And if one nation suffers a catastrophic heat-death event and......

Op-ed: In Europe, Biden laid the foundations for an alliance to preserve democracy and check authoritarians

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here To comprehend the audacious ambition behind President Joe Biden’s Europe trip this week, think of him less as U.S. commander-in-chief and more as the democratic (small “d”) world’s physician-in-charge. Eighty years ago, as far fewer democracies were under siege by......

Elise Stefanik’s post on democracy group board sparked a staff uproar

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “It’s kind of like the Catholic Church appointing a self-described atheist as a cardinal,” said Max Boot, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. “Elise Stefanik is part of the threat to American democracy. It’s a travesty that......

Why History Museums Are Convening a ‘Civic Season’

Smithsonian
As the Smithsonian Institution joins with hundreds of other history organizations this summer to launch a “Civic Season” to engage the public on the complex nature of how we study history, it’s exciting to be at the forefront of that effort. This year, the observation of Memorial Day took on......

A New Summer Tradition, a Two-Week ‘Civic Season,’ Asks Americans to Reflect on the Past and Future

Smithsonian
In a dimly lit gallery at the National Museum of American History resides one of the Smithsonian’s marquee artifacts, the Star-Spangled Banner. To protect the 30-foot by 34-foot, 200-year-old American flag, visitors may not take photographs and the chamber is pressurized and equipped with 24-hour temperature and humidity sensors. This......

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