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Who protects democracy when democrats won’t?

The trouble with democracy is that it works. Generally people get what they want. But what if electorates vote for politicians who don’t care for democracy or don’t understand its values? Who steps in to keep democracy on course? You might think the answer would be the electorate, but you may be wrong. Now, democracy…MORE

How YouTube comments are the best way to understand Donald Trump

On Memorial Day — or really Memorial Night — CNN will air an hour-long special featuring comedian Colin Quinn. I reached out to Colin to talk about how he developed the special, how comedy fits into this current political moment and his views on President Donald Trump. Our conversation — conducted via email and lightly…MORE

Who’s up and who’s down in the 2020 Democratic primary? Basically no one.

First things first: The theme song of the week is the closing credits from Family Ties. Poll of the week: A new national Monmouth University poll of potential Democratic primary voters finds former vice president Joe Biden leading with 33%, Bernie Sanders at 15%, Kamala Harris at 11%, Elizabeth Warren at 10%, Pete Buttigieg at…MORE

Get it straight: The difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day

We are here to make sure you don’t embarrass yourself. Inevitably, someone says something demonstrating confusion over the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Allow us to explain it to you. Related: Veterans reveal personal stories about why they serve Memorial Day: Celebrated the last Monday in May, Memorial Day is the holiday set…MORE

Oscar winner calls Trump the greatest president since Lincoln

Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight has posted a pair of videos to Twitter in which he affirms his long-held support for President Donald Trump and calls him “the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln.” The star of “Midnight Cowboy” and “Transformers” addresses his remarks to “the people of the Republican Party,” saying in the two-part video that…MORE

El Chapo’s demand for outdoor exercise may be part of an escape plot, US says

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s complaining about lack of outdoor activity may be part of a plan to escape from detention before his sentencing next month, federal officials allege. An attorney for Guzman this month asked a federal judge to intervene over “cruel and unusual” prison conditions for the drug kingpin detained in a federal prison…MORE