Some of the country’s wealthiest men – furious with President Franklin D. Roosevelt – decided to install a dictator who was more business friendly, according to the congressional testimony of a highly decorated Marine Corps general who was enlisted to participate in the 1933 coup. Amazing what lengths wealthy bankers will go … Continue reading Wealthy bankers and businessmen plotted to overthrow FDR. A retired general foiled it.
With a radical GOP on the brink of consolidating power, it’s time for new party leadership. The Democrats lost their way and this is the result. Source: Opinion | The fall of Roe v. Wade is the culmination of the Democratic establishment’s failures – The Washington Post Continue reading The fall of Roe v. Wade is the culmination of the Democratic establishment’s failures
In scrapping the right to terminate a pregnancy the court went against the popular will – only 25% of Americans now have confidence in the institution. This is not how a democracy is supposed to work. Source: ‘A mockery of democracy’: US supreme court in question after abortion ruling | US supreme … Continue reading ‘A mockery of democracy’: US supreme court in question after abortion ruling
It’s not just a phase. Great article explaining why we have become so fragmented as a nation (social media algorithms enhancing the spread of the most extreme viewpoints of both the right … Continue reading Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid – The Atlantic
[Facebook Whistleblower] Frances Haugen’s suggestion to switch feeds back to chronological order could change everything. Haugen suggested a few remedies, some of which we’ve heard before, such as reforming Section 230 protections against legal action. … Continue reading Here’s a Simple Way to Make Facebook Less Terrible – Bloomberg
Financial firms control half of US daily newspapers as pandemic worsens industry’s plight Hedge funds are literally taking away everything that’s good in this world, from buying up all the private homes thus destroying the American dream to buying up all the local news outlets, thus destroying democracy. Source: Fears for future … Continue reading Fears for future of American journalism as hedge funds flex power
Facebook changes policy ‘in light of ongoing investigations into the origin of Covid’; Biden orders US intelligence to ‘redouble’ Covid origin probe; Japan promises ‘safe and secure’ Olympic Games Does this mean that social media companies from now on will determine what people are allowed to say and not say, depending on … Continue reading Facebook to allow posts saying Covid ‘man-made’ | The Guardian
Young progressives are an unpredictable new factor in Massachusetts elections. They’re ardent, and organized, and they don’t take orders. Great, people should become engaged in politics even before they can vote! An engaged population is key to maintaining a democracy. Source: An ‘Army of 16-Year-Olds’ Takes On the Democrats – The New … Continue reading An ‘Army of 16-Year-Olds’ Takes On the Democrats – The New York Times
The political ads control will roll out in the U.S. “early this summer” before expanding to new locations. But not fewer corporate ads. Is this really good for democracy? Source: Facebook and Instagram will allow users to ‘see fewer’ political ads i Continue reading Facebook and Instagram will allow users to ‘see fewer’ political ads
The Senate, courts, and presidency are all controlled by officials who no longer reflect the will of the majority, leading to distorted policy. This has been going on for some time. Source: US government, Supreme Court, Senate, president run by minority views – Business Insider Continue reading US government, Supreme Court, Senate, president run by minority views – Business Insider
A new study finds that partisanship matters more than the influence of the wealthy The rich get what they want from their senators about 60% of the time, research shows. Source: Is … Continue reading Is Congress rigged in favour of the rich?
Our winner-take-all system elects 1 person to represent each House district. What if we elected 2 people instead, and gave each of them a fractional vote in Congress? This would completely fix … Continue reading The Problem With Our Democracy Isn’t Gerrymandering. It’s Integers