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Skewing Democracy White

With Kris Kobach, developer of "Crosscheck," as vice-chair of President Trump's Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, Robert Koehler warns that the real election tampering is much closer to home than Russia; it's embedded in Republican policy to suppress voter turnout in order to "skew democracy white."

Caligula With Orange Hair

Donald Trump's naked belligerence may just be what America needs to unmask the horrors our militarism, Robert Koehler suggests. "Suddenly the U.S. president is Julius Caesar (or maybe Caligula) with orange hair... so blatant blatant he awakes the snoozing American conscience. And the awareness and the anger stirred into being become a movement... a deep and profound cry for atonement..."

Election Theft and Racist Elitism

"It took more than Donald Trump’s spur-of-the-moment racist populism. The groundwork for the results of the 2016 election began with the nation’s founding — and the racist elitism that was deeply a part of it." - Bob Koehler explains the racism that continues to infect the United States.

Democracy, Violence and the Risk of Tyranny: An Interview with Prof. Paul Dumouchel

This Wednesday, October 12, at 7:00pm Central Time, Suzanne Ross will interview Dr. Paul Dumouchel on violence, tyrrany, and terrorism in the context of the 2016 election. "The global world is a world of global violence," Prof. Dumouchel warns, and we would be served well by recognizing the new challenges that face those working for peace and justice. Don't miss this pivotal conversation!

“America Is Great Because She Is Good” — Again

"America is great because she is good," may be smart politics, but it is poor history and can lead to dangerous theology and "badly muddle[d] thinking about democracy," Dr. Robert Tracy McKenzie warns... yet again. While it is clear Hillary Clinton did not hear Dr. McKenzie's wisdom between her acceptance speech and the second presidential debate, we may glean insights from it.