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Nick Licata: Don’t expect another attempted coup — it may not be necessary

The most insidious threat is an elected leader and a single political party bending the rules to alter the balance of power between the executive, the legislature, and the courts

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Nick Licata: A Political Disinformation Campaign is Threatening Our Democracy

The systematic dissemination of disinformation, however, is more than just lying. It is a political strategy in a war to take control of public power

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Nick Licata: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times

Please Help ZNet             Source: Nicklicata.com With the public gravitating toward insular hostile camps, bipartisan cooperation is rare in our current politics. Mónica Guzmán building a bridge between such groups. She has experience in doing so as the director of digital and storytelling at Braver Angels, a nonprofit dedicated to Read more…

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Nick Licata: Closing America’s growing disparity in wealth

The path forward is through establishing a fair tax structure to stop excessive wealth, and hence political power, from being accumulated by just a sliver of the population

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Nick Licata: Trumpite Multimillionaires Push White Ethnic Nationalism

Appealing to aggrieved white Americans and frightened wealthy Americans is a dynamite formula for blowing up our democracy’s institutions

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Nick Licata: The Party of Fear vs Party of Hope

Democrats do not have to mimic the scare tactics of the Republicans to win elections. However, they must energize their constituents to the same degree

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Nick Licata: Can Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Peel-Off Blue-Collar Workers from the Republicans?

The Democrats have been losing blue-collar voters for the last decade; this legislation could reverse that trend

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Nick Licata: How Can Hate Speech, Conspiracy Theories, etc., be Banned on Social Media?

As social media sites continue to ban or suspend users who are posting misinformation that endangers public health or incites violence toward others, such as hate speech, the Supreme Court is more likely to be drawn into that discussion

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Nick Licata: The inspired terrorists who invaded the Capitol were your neighbors

When a democratic government loses the middle class’s trust by believing in conspiracy theories that popular and legitimate government leaders profess, we see normal folks supporting radical anti-democracy solutions.

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Nick Licata: The Battle Will Come After the Voting is Over

“Indeed, you won the elections, but I won the count.” — Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza (1896–1956)

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