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DEMOCRACY

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I believe it bears repeating and gives us something to think about.
While voting is our most powerful action, asking questions first and following up afterwards is just as important.
From the column: "Universal voting ... is hardly a new or radical idea. The system already is used in 26 democratic countries worldwide."
It’s time to ask candidates and incumbents the hard questions and to vote for those who pledge to end the family struggles of affordable housing, enough food, health care for all, and the climate crisis that threatens us all.
Civilization is people in responsible, dignified conversation, listening with empathy.
From the column: "Watch for those who overstate and embellish the evidence for the purpose of adding to the conflict. Destructive agitation should be an anomaly, not a business model."

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Voters feel society has descended into chaos.
You can think Trump’s actions after losing the 2020 election are an unprecedented assault on our institutions, or you can decide he’s worth supporting again if he runs in 2024.
Announcing that he had reached a deal to acquire Twitter, Musk asserted that “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated.”

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