Political satire is alive and well in America as a check on power and outlet for opposition angst
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In a democratic society, journalism and free speech play a central role in creating a system of checks and balance, and in distributing power equally between governments, businesses, individuals, and other social entities. Access to verifiable information gathered by independent media sources, which adhere to journalistic standards, can also be of service to ordinary citizens, by empowering them with the tools they need in order to participate in the political process. Also see our articles on Civil Rights.
Calls for Americans to engage with their local governments and representatives are at an all-time high
Now the U.S. and Russia are besties, BFFs at a presidential level, and Putin has been kind enough to help with our election, it is worth investigating what the Russian world-view looks like.
How liberal or conservative a person is predicts likelihood of believing information about potential hazards
Ancient Greece had its own debate around journalistic integrity and what we now are calling post truth politics
A USC-led study confirms that people become more hard-headed in their political belief when provided with contradictory evidence
Beijing clamps down on the activities of 7,000 international nonprofit groups to curb foreign influences
The African story is a sad one. A billion Africans are trapped in the hands of a few mad men who have taken the continent hostage. A good example is Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia.
Amy Goodman and Juan González were joined by special musical guests Patti Smith and Tom Morello to celebrate two decades of Democracy Now!
CSPAN is seeking permission to show Presidential elector meetings that have never been previously broadcasted