[Intel Report] Maybe democracy dies in broad daylight

We used to have a class of low-information voters. But they have now been cultivated and transformed into wrong-information voters. This was done on purpose.

Tom Toles, Washington Post: Maybe democracy dies in broad daylight

The Washington Post’s newish motto, “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” received a mixed response. But at least “Democracy Dies in Darkness” tells people that there are important consequences to being able to report the news. But what if democracy dies anyway? What if it can happen in full view of everybody? This is no longer a fanciful question. CONTINUE READING

Robert Reich, RobertReich.org: Government By and For Trump

When I was sworn in as Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Labor, I took an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” I didn’t pledge loyalty to Bill Clinton, and I wouldn’t have participated in such a fawning display.

That oath is a pledge of loyalty to our system of government – not to a powerful individual. It puts integrity before personal loyalty. It’s what it means to have a government of laws.

But Trump has filled his administration with people more loyal to him than they are to America. CONTINUE READING