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Voters are starting to act like hard-core sports fans - with dangerous repercussions for democracy

January 22, 2021

Michael Devlin, Texas State University Natalie Brown Devlin, University of Texas at Austin (THE CONVERSATION) — During Donald Trump’s presidency, the American electorate became more divided and partisan, with research suggesting that the ongoing ...

The Rule of Law is crucial to our democracy

January 22, 2021

Jill Paperno, BridgeTower Media Newswires Two weeks ago, tragically, people who were incapable of or unwilling to live under the laws we honor laid siege to our Capitol building, terrorizing those within and threatening the peaceful transition of power. An ...

Gov. Whitmer's switcheroo on schools: Do the COVID metrics matter anymore?

January 22, 2021

Michael Van Beek, Mackinac Center for Public Policy Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently encouraged school districts to reopen their doors to in-person learning by March 1. This is another abrupt turn in the governor’s pandemic policies. The state’s ...

How the 2020 election impacted commercial real estate

January 22, 2021

Mike Kushner, BridgeTower Media Newswires On November 3, the U.S. experienced a major divide when one of the most contentious elections in history took place between President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden. This is not to get into politics or election ...

Police, soldiers bring lethal skill to militia campaigns against US government

January 22, 2021

Arie Perliger, University of Massachusetts Lowell (THE CONVERSATION) — Thousands of police and soldiers — people professionally trained in the use of violence and familiar with military protocols — are part of an extremist effort to undermine ...

How malicious posts sow the seeds of chaos

January 22, 2021

Judge Gail Prudenti, BridgeTower Media Newswires The unpatriotic attack on American democracy last week at the U.S. Capitol could become the norm, rather than a grotesque aberration, unless we, the people, take control. And we take control by checking facts ...