1 day ago · In American English, the definition of a republic can also refer specifically to a government in which elected individuals represent the citizen body, also known as a representative democracy (a democratic republic) and exercise power according to the rule of law (a constitutional republic).
Dec 01, 2021 · President Biden wants to tamp down on conspiracy theories, but this more by surveilling the public than making the government transparent and accountable. The banner of one of the party’s leading newspapers, the Washington Post, has asserted that since 2017 that “democracy dies in darkness.”
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Dec 01, 2021 · The federal Department of Education has ordered New Jersey to restore millions of dollars in funding cuts the state made to 80 of its poorest school districts after lawmakers in 2018 changed how the state provides aid to local schools. The cuts violate a provision in the American Rescue Plan’s relief fund for elementary and secondary […]
Dec 01, 2021 · Free and fair elections are the bedrock of American democracy. Failure to protect voting rights places the heart of our democracy in grave peril. Recently, we have seen many states with one party controlling majorities in their legislatures and the governor’s mansion passing legislation to restrict voting rights.
Dec 01, 2021 · Neal introduced a bill in March to prohibit racial hair discrimination. Nevada’s measure passed both legislative houses with bipartisan support, and Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak signed it into law in June. Neal’s bill was a version of legislation that California was the first state to pass in 2019: the CROWN Act, or Creating a Respectful ...
Dec 02, 2021 · Free speech, the right to protest, the right to challenge government wrongdoing, due process, a presumption of innocence, the right to self-defense, accountability and transparency in government, privacy, press, sovereignty, assembly, bodily integrity, representative government: all of these and more have become casualties in the government’s ...