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  • China’s coronavirus lockdown — brought to you by authoritarianism
    Banning tens of millions of people from travel would be unimaginable in most other political systems. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-01-27
  • House to vote on Trump’s travel ban, aiming to rescind policy amid talks of its expansion
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats will vote on a bill that would rescind the travel ban, even as President Trump plans to add countries to the list. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-01-27
  • India celebrates Republic Day with military parade
    Thousands of Indians have converged on a ceremonial boulevard in the capital amid tight security to celebrate the Republic Day, which marks the 1950 anniversary of the country’s democratic constitution ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-01-26
  • Peruvians choose new lawmakers to replace ousted Congress
    President Mart�n Vizcarra is urging Peruvians to “show love” for their country and vote for a new slate of legislators nearly four months after his polemical decision to dissolve Congress ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-01-26
  • Voters in Peru have a rare opportunity to replace a corrupt congress with reformers. Will they?
    Peruvians cheered the dissolution of their scandal-plagued legislature. But polls show widespread apathy ahead of Sunday’s special election. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-01-24
  • Sudan government signs initial peace deal with rebel group
    Sudan’s transitional government has signed a preliminary peace deal with one of several rebel groups that had fought the government of ousted authoritarian president Omar al-Bashir for years ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-01-24
  • Putin’s constitutional proposals OK’d in first Duma reading
    Russia’s parliament has approved a package of constitutional amendments in the first reading Thursday, in a move that has been widely seen as President Vladimir Putin’s attempt to stay in on power past the end of his term in 2024 ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-01-23
  • Lawmaker targeted by Lebanese protests rejects calls to quit
    A Lebanese lawmaker and former foreign minister who has been a frequent target of protesters in the economically troubled country says he understands his people want change, but he says he’s not going anywhere until voters drive him out ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-01-23
  • Why the Polish president boycotted the Jerusalem event commemorating the liberation of Auschwitz
    Poland's Duda was not granted the opportunity to speak at the event, whereas Russian President Vladimir Putin was. The two leaders have recently clashed over World War II history. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-01-23
  • Years after SARS, a more confident China faces a new virus
    Nearly two decades after the disastrously handled SARS epidemic, China’s more open response to a new virus signals its growing confidence and greater awareness of the pitfalls of censorship, even though the government remains as authoritarian as ever ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-01-22
  • All eyes on Putin as world leaders gather in Jerusalem amid hopes for backpacker jailed in Russia
    Israelis are hoping the Russian leader will issue a pardon for Israeli-American backpacker, Na’ama Issachar ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-01-22
  • Putin wanted Russian science to top the world. Then a huge academic scandal blew up.
    At least 869 academic papers have been retracted for flaws that included plagiarism. More could come. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-01-17
  • Haitian president says he wants to reform constitution
    Haitian President Jovenel Moïse says he wants to use his new power to govern by executive order to reform the constitution and make the country easier to govern ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-01-17
  • Senate approves new North American trade deal with Canada and Mexico
    In December, the House overwhelmingly voted in favor of the pact after Democrats negotiated with the White House on several revisions. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-01-16
  • Putin’s plans for his post-presidency in Russia could see him wielding influence for life
    By trying to curb presidential powers before he steps down, Vladimir Putin is laying the groundwork to keep his grip on Russia’s autocracy. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-01-16
  • Auschwitz Survivors Warn of Rising Global Anti-Semitism During 75th Anniversary of the Camp’s Liberation
    OSWIECIM, Poland — Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp prayed and wept as they marked the 75th anniversary of its liberation, returning Monday to the place where they lost entire families and warning about the ominous growth of anti-Semitism and hatred in the world. “We have with ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-01-27
  • President Trump Remains Positive About Mideast Peace Deal After Meetings With Israeli Leaders
    (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump said Monday that while the Palestinians have already rejected his proposed Mideast peace deal, he expects they ultimately will agree to the blueprint the White House plans to announce following meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief challenger Benny ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-01-27
  • Trump Is Finally Presenting His Middle East ‘Peace Plan.’ Here’s What We Know So Far
    It’s been three years in the making. But the Trump Administration’s proposal to bring peace to the Middle East, a purported solution to the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict, is about to see the light of day. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his centrist rival, Blue and White ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-01-27
  • Italian Voters Deal Blow to Populist Leader Matteo Salvini in Regional Election
    (ROME) — Italian voters have thwarted right-wing opposition leader Matteo Salvini’s hopes of turning an election in a key northern region into a springboard for regaining national power. Nearly complete results Monday of Sunday’s election for the governorship of the prosperous Emilia-Romagna region had his League ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-01-27
  • India Celebrates 70th Constitutional Anniversary with Republic Day Parade
    (NEW DELHI) — Thousands of Indians converged on a ceremonial boulevard in the capital amid tight security to celebrate the Republic Day on Sunday, which marks the 1950 anniversary of the country’s democratic constitution. During the celebrations, schoolchildren, folk dancers, and police and military battalions marched through ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-01-26
  • As India’s Constitution Turns 70, Opposing Sides Fight to Claim Its Author as One of Their Own
    On Jan. 14, protesters gathered in the northern Indian city of Allahabad and lit candles at the base of a tree trunk, beside portraits of two fathers of the Indian nation. One, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi—better known by his honorific, Mahatma (great soul)—is recognizable as the Indian independence ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-01-24
  • Hundreds Gather in Baghdad to Demand American Troops Leave
    (BAGHDAD) — Hundreds of supporters of an influential, radical Shiite cleric gathered Friday in central Baghdad for a rally to demand that American troops leave the country amid heightened tensions after a U.S. drone strike earlier this month killed a top Iranian general in the Iraqi capital. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-01-24
  • World Powers Pledged to Stop Interfering in Libya. Will They?
    At a Jan. 19 summit in Berlin, a dozen countries promised to stem interference in Libya, the North African nation that has been a battleground for competing factions and the foreign governments that back them. Leaders from Russia, Turkey and 10 other nations called for a ceasefire ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-01-23
  • Why Chile’s SATs Have Become the New Frontline of Inequality Protests
    School’s out for summer in Chile. But the vacation isn’t proving very relaxing for high school students in the South American country. A group of Chilean teenagers have spent the last few weeks opening a new and controversial front in the nationwide protests over inequality that started ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-01-23
  • After Trump’s Bold Move, Iran Is Left With Few Strategic Options
    Scoring legitimate foreign-policy wins has not been easy for U.S. President Donald Trump, Twitter proclamations notwith-standing. But he’s just notched his biggest one yet against Iran. Since Trump decided to pull out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran has been careful to take only ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-01-23
  • Thai Opposition Future Forward Party Avoids Being Disbanded, But Its Troubles Are Far From Over
    Thailand’s upstart new opposition party avoided being disbanded on Tuesday when the country’s constitutional court found it and its leaders not guilty of attempting to overthrow the monarchy. The case also accused the party of links to the Illuminati, a secret society that conspiracy theorists say seeks ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-01-21
  • ‘A Defining Moment.’ An Indian State’s Decision to Challenge the Country’s Controversial Citizenship Law Signals a Growing Divide
    Kerala became the first Indian state to challenge the country’s controversial citizenship law before the Supreme Court on Jan. 14 following nationwide protests against the measure, which critics say could turn Indian Muslims into second-class citizens. The state’s lawsuit argues that the Citizenship Amendment Act, which offers ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-01-20
  • Thailand’s Future Forward Party Has the Support of Young Thais. A Court Could Disband It Entirely
    The newly-formed Future Forward Party and its charismatic young leader swept to power in Thailand’s 2019 elections winning 17% of votes—an impressive debut for a party that was barely a year old. Young and urban Thais came out in force to support the new opposition party, ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-01-20
  • Thousands Gather for Hong Kong Protest Before Clashes With Police Cut It Short
    (HONG KONG) — Clashes broke out between protesters and police in Hong Kong on Sunday, cutting short a rally after thousands had gathered at a park to call for electoral reforms and a boycott of the Chinese Communist Party. Police fired tear gas near the park, known ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-01-19
  • What Happens Next With Russia’s Politics  
    Russia has a new government! Well, technically. Very technically. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a number of constitutional changes that will be put to the Russian people in a referendum, leading the government of Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev to resign en masse so as to “give the ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-01-17
  • How Spain’s Far-Right Is Exploiting A Local Political Fight To Start A Culture War
    Homophobic Franco nostalgists are using the controversy over Catalonia’s 2017 independence vote to polarize what was once a beacon of tolerance in Europe. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-01-26
  • How Joe Rogan’s Bernie Sanders Endorsement Split Progressives
    It vindicates Sanders’ claim that he can attract support from right-leaning voters. But Rogan has a history of making transphobic and racist claims. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-01-24
  • Democrats Growing Nervous About Next Week’s Vote On Trial Witnesses
    They're not confident about winning enough Republican support to subpoena witnesses and new documents in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-01-24
  • Early Voting Means 2020 Primary Is Already Here For Millions
    Many of the 14 Super Tuesday states will offer some form of early voting, testing the organizational strength of the Democratic White House hopefuls. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-01-24
  • Joe Biden Keeps Bringing Up Obama In South Carolina — And It’s Working
    Other Democratic presidential contenders find Biden's ties to Barack Obama tough to overcome with Black voters. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-01-22
  • Mitch McConnell’s Impeachment Witness Comments Come Back To Haunt Him
    “Had my vote prevailed, there would’ve been live witnesses," the Kentucky Republican said in 1999. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-01-22
  • A Joe Biden Mailer Targeting Iowa Voters Uses Sinister Image Of Iran
    The mailer, picturing Iranian soldiers, clerics and government officials, says, "We live in the most dangerous moment in a generation.” ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-01-21
  • Elizabeth Warren Promises Half Her Cabinet Will Be Women
    The 2020 candidate's new pledge, part of a plan to clean up the executive branch, comes as Warren seeks to consolidate female voters. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-01-21
  • Sacramento Bee Slams Devin Nunes In Scathing Editorial
    The newspaper's editorial board said Nunes has “betrayed the truth, betrayed the trust of voters and, quite possibly, betrayed our country." ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-01-21
  • The New York Times Endorses Elizabeth Warren And Amy Klobuchar
    The newspaper shocked with two notable endorsements just weeks before the Iowa caucus, the first Democratic primary vote. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-01-19
  • Warren Slams Bloomberg For Delaying FEC Report Until After Super Tuesday
    The Massachusetts senator's comments came after the billionaire was allowed to delay disclosure of his finances until after the early primary states vote. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-01-19
  • Bernie Sanders Says Gender Still An Obstacle For Female Presidential Candidates
    Every candidate faces voter bias, the senator said while addressing a conversation he allegedly had with Elizabeth Warren in 2018. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-01-19
  • Ron Reagan Goes Scorched Earth On ‘Traitor’ Trump: My Dad Wouldn’t Have Voted For Him
    “He would have been ... ashamed that a president of the United States was as incompetent and traitorous as the man occupying the White House now." ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-01-18
  • Here’s How Trump’s Impeachment Differs From A Criminal Trial
    In Trump’s trial, the Senate will serve as both judge and jury and the Republicans who control the chamber can forge their own rules if they have enough votes. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-01-17
  • Pete Buttigieg Decision On Police Chief Shadows Presidential Run
    It damaged his relationship with the African American community in South Bend, a rift that has led to doubts about whether he can attract the support of black voters. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-01-16