"I think it is absolutely essential in a democracy to have competition in the media, a lot of competition, and we seem to be moving away from that." ~ Walter Cronkite

Who gets to vote and who doesn’t

As our country approaches a presidential election in 2024, access to voting is changing at the state level.  A 2022 investigation from The Center for Public Integrity found over half the states in the United States of America had made access to voting worse than it had been previously.  Slightly less than half of the … Continue reading "Who gets to vote and who doesn’t"

Insurrection Defined

Watching the violence of January 6, 2021, I could not believe what I was witnessing in the United States of America.  As I watched and followed the news of this incident, some people called the act an insurrection and some people called it a peaceful protest with people taking a tour of the Capital building! … Continue reading "Insurrection Defined"

Election information?

Disinformation is false information deliberately spread to deceive people. In contrast, misinformation refers to inaccuracies that stem from inadvertent error.  Disinformation is an managed activity in which people introduce strategic deceptions and media manipulation tactics to facilitate political, military, or commercial goals. UNESCO and Ipsos did a survey  (August-September 2023), in 16 countries, asking among … Continue reading "Election information?"

Can We Keep Our Republic?

When Benjamin Franklin left Independence Hall on the final day of deliberations at the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, he was asked  “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?” to which he responded “A Republic, if you can keep it.” These days it sometimes feels like we are in danger … Continue reading "Can We Keep Our Republic?"

2023 Denver Democracy Summit

The Josef Korbel School of International Studies is pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual Denver Democracy Summit will be held October 25-26, 2023 on the University of Denver campus with proceedings streamed to a worldwide virtual audience. The Denver Democracy Summit will serve as a platform for the DU community and the world’s leading … Continue reading "2023 Denver Democracy Summit"

What is Liquid Democracy?

Liquid democracy is a hybrid form of democracy that combines elements of direct and representative democracy. It allows citizens to have a more dynamic and flexible role in the decision-making process. In a traditional representative democracy, people vote for elected officials who make decisions on their behalf. In a direct democracy, individuals vote directly on … Continue reading "What is Liquid Democracy?"

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