Obamacare or Trumpcare: Don’t Make America Sick!

Republicans have promised to repeal and replace the ACA. They are now in a position to actually do that and, low and behold, they have no replacement. They want to repeal it and wait for another 2 years to replace it. Suddenly, people are entertaining the possibility that they might…

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The Media and People’s Power

Again, the influence of the new media in giving citizens a voice in the decision about who governs them was on display during the attempted coup against the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey. The coup plotters in Turkey resorted to the traditional playbook of military takeover of power…

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Rethinking Democratic Representation

By Uchenna Ekwo The surprising outcome of the British referendum to leave the European Union and the unexpected rise of Donald Trump as the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party in November’s presidential election in the United States are further evidence of the disconnect between the political class and ordinary citizens.…

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