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Jimmy Lai, Hong Kong Media Baron, Is Arrested Over Role in Protests

HONG KONG — A Hong Kong media tycoon known for his ardent opposition to China was arrested on Friday over his role in a pro-democracy protest last year, the police said, dealing another blow to the

‘All You Fascists Bound To Lose’: Ex-Ethics Boss Walter Shaub Inspires Twitter Fans With Woody Guthrie Song

On Thursday, Shaub asked his followers what they were doing to protect America and what keeps them from getting discouraged.He also has his own ideas for those feeling overwhelmed:I have some suggesti

Poland’s Efforts To Remake Judiciary Triggers Widespread Backlash : NPR

A pro-democracy protestor holds a placard ahead of a meeting between the Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency, Vera Jourova, and the First President of Poland's Suprem

Roger Stone DOJ resignations show how Trump is attacking democracy

If American democracy were to collapse,” Cornell political scientist Tom Pepinsky recently wrote, “you almost certainly wouldn’t notice it.” The apparent reason: Attorney General Bill Barr’s

Ex-Government Ethics Chief Issues War Cry Against ‘Catastrophe For Democracy’

Walter Shaub, the former head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, on Tuesday night issued an urgent rallying cry for people to “take just one action to defend democracy by Saturday.” Shaub la

Philippines Moves to Shut Major Broadcaster, Drawing Protests

The Philippine government has taken steps that could effectively shut one of the country’s largest media organizations, drawing protests from press-freedom and democracy advocates. Solicitor General

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer Won’t Run for Chancellor

Angela Merkel, its powerful chancellor of 14 years, is a lame duck.So when her chosen successor, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, announced on Monday that she would step aside, it was Ms. Merkel’s defeat

Pete Buttigieg’s confusing ‘shape of our democracy’ quote is inspiring memes

While Pete Buttigieg is deeply concerned about "the shape of our democracy," Twitter users are deeply concerned about Buttigieg's ability to create a giant word salad. On Thursday night, the Democrati

Trump being acquitted shows how democracy could really die

Donald Trump’s impeachment acquittal is a warning sign that something has gone deeply wrong in our political system. It shows a kind of subtle corruption of the law that has, in other countries, led

Iowa caucuses ‘complete failure, Democratic Party is ripped’: former top Obama adviser

A top former adviser to President Barack Obama said that the election meltdown that marred the Iowa Democratic caucuses and delayed the release of results was a "complete failure" that squandered an o