Posts Tagged ‘Rightwing authoritarianism’

July 8th, 2024 - 4:46 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

What is “democratic recovery” and how does it work?

The phrase was coined by Prof. Corey Brettschneider of Brown University (photo, left; see his C.V. here), who studies past presidents who “posed great threats to democracy” and wrote a book on that subject (get it here). His idea is that pushback by citizens can, and did, rein in rogue president[...]

December 11th, 2022 - 1:56 am § in Politics

You need a bigger castle than this to overthrow the real government

Germany was to be a monarchy again. Until they were arrested last week, they had guns and ammunition, intended to force their way into parliament, handcuff its members, and hold off police. (Sound familiar?) “These so-called Reich citizens are individuals … who don’t recognise the [...]

November 30th, 2022 - 1:28 am § in Democrats, Law and Courts

This Supreme Court takes away rights

The conservative-packed Supreme Court, which is grossly unrepresentative of the U.S. population, is most infamous for overturning Roe v. Wade, the first time in American history the court revoked a constitutional right. There are fears it might not stop there. The Senate just passed a bill to protec[...]