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Wrecking the Republic

If you think Donald Trump is wrecking the republic and wonder why so many Americans can’t see that he is, you may be asking the wrong question. What if they see the same thing you do and happen to like what they see?

Garrett Keizer in The New Republic: “Nihilist Nation — The Empty Core of the Trump Mystique”
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If Voting Doesn’t Matter, Why Do Republicans Try to Prevent It?

They are not all the same. “They’re all the same” is what reactionaries love to hear.

— Russell, choosing to vote is the most British kind of revolution there is

While this discussion is taking place in London’s New Statesman, it’s relevant to American democratic processes. If our democracy has been completely (rather than 70–80%) taken over by the rich and powerful and elections are a sham, why do Republicans spend so much time trying to prevent people from voting? A good quote on this topic posted by Alex Edelman.