Churchill on Democracy: Lessons for Today

by Larry Garber Five years ago, during a previous government shutdown, I used my downtime to research one of the most frequently cited quotes about democracy, which I then shared with a small group of friends and colleagues. Given the… Continue Reading  

Will Trump Rule by Decree?

by John Feffer The Republican Party, since its takeover by Reaganauts in the 1980s, has long favored shrinking the federal government to the point at which it can be “drowned in the bathtub,” to use Grover Norquist’s colorful phrase. Tax… Continue Reading  

Foreign Policy Elite Fret over Washington Shutdown

by Jim Lobe via IPS News Three days into the partial shutdown of the federal government, foreign policy mavens are voicing growing concern about the closure’s impact on U.S. credibility overseas. “This sends a message to allies that they’re somewhat… Continue Reading