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Elections Good Government

Who needs democracy?

For most people, democracy only exists on election day. And for many people, the vote itself was lost long ago. For them, democracy has no place in their lives. They feel that their vote and their voice already don’t matter.

For them, losing democracy isn’t something to worry about

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Good Government

‘Freedom’s Fray’: Democracy at Work

Our democracy doesn’t just permit you to speak freely, but it requires it. It’s through the freedoms of speech and press that our democracy defends itself, strengthens itself, and grows itself.

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Good Government

Indictment, Misdirection and Political Benefits

What is Texas Governor Rick Perry indicted for?
Got it wrong, didn’t you? You thought he was indicted for vetoing part of a bill. Of course, you thought that — not only is that what Perry says (to thunderous applause from his supporters), but that’s what the media says.
So let’s start with the indictment. That sounds obvious, but nobody seems to have actually read the two-page (yes, only 2 pages!) document. Here’s what Perry is indicted for: