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Opinion

Opinion: The Rise of Bureaucracy

In summarizing the problem of self-government, James Madison wrote, “…the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.” It’s that last bit that has proven difficult. Our system of governmental checks and balances started failing in the early

Social Media

Facebook suspends Trump for 2 years, then will reassess

Facebook announced Friday that former President Donald Trump’s accounts will be suspended for two years, freezing his presence on the social network until early 2023, following a finding that Trump stoked violence ahead of the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. At the end of the suspension, the company will assess whether Trump’s “risk

Religion

2 Catholic bishops at odds over Biden receiving Communion

They share Roman Catholicism as a faith and California as their home base. Yet there’s a deep gulf between Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco and Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego in the high-stakes debate over whether politicians who support abortion rights should be denied Communion. Cordileone, who has long established himself as a

Politics

Threats against state, congressional lawmakers jumped in recent years

When mobs stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, Arizona resident Jacob Chansley, better known as the Q-Anon shaman, left behind a hand-written note for Vice President Mike Pence. “It’s only a matter of time. Justice is coming.” Chansley denied in court documents that the note was the threat prosecutors say it was. But if it was a

Buz Blog

Opinion: Corruption Never Changes

Politicians from both parties have resisted term limits that the majority of their constituents favor. Why would the people we elect to represent us, not want to push for an issue that is so popular with the public? It could be that it would take a Constitutional Amendment to put term limits into place for

International

Thousands of Brazilians who won elections as Black candidates in 2020 previously ran for office as white

Brazilian politicians’ newfound embrace of Blackness leaves some of their Afro-Brazilian constituents skeptical. Dimitrii_Guzhanin/Getty  Andrew Janusz, University of Florida Brazil is undergoing a strange racial reckoning after bombshell revelations that thousands of veteran politicians had changed their self-identified race between the 2016 and 2020 elections. Afro-Brazilians – a category that includes Black and mixed-race people

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