Melania Trump stays seated after husband praises ‘faith and family’ as ‘center of American life’ -- and declares 'in God we trust'

Melania Trump stays seated after husband praises ‘faith and family’ as ‘center of American life’ -- and declares 'in God we trust'

The Supreme Court has the chance to strike a blow across the nation to protect an essential pillar of democracy by ruling against districts designed to amplify the voice of the chosen and virtually silence the outsiders... The U.S. Supreme Court has just announced that it will hear a partisan gerrymandering case from Maryland, and its forthcoming decision on the case, combined with the Gill vs. Whitford Wisconsin case heard last fall, could set a new standard for all states.

The Supreme Court has the chance to strike a blow across the nation to protect an essential pillar of democracy by ruling against districts designed to amplify the voice of the chosen and virtually silence the outsiders... The U.S. Supreme Court has just announced that it will hear a partisan gerrymandering case from Maryland, and its forthcoming decision on the case, combined with the Gill vs. Whitford Wisconsin case heard last fall, could set a new standard for all states.

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Pillars of American “Democracy:” Cloak and Dagger Case Studies

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Royal Charter on Press Regulation - With the signing of the Royal Charter on Press Regulation Britain has effectively lost democracy and the notion that Government will not abuse the Royal Charter is nothing short of delusional.

Mr. President, stop attacking the press. He has threatened to continue his attempt to discredit the free press by bestowing "fake news awards" upon reporters and news outlets whose coverage he disagrees with. Whether Trump knows it or not, these efforts are being closely watched by foreign leaders who are already using his words as cover as they silence and shutter one of the key pillars of democracy

Mr. President, stop attacking the press. He has threatened to continue his attempt to discredit the free press by bestowing "fake news awards" upon reporters and news outlets whose coverage he disagrees with. Whether Trump knows it or not, these efforts are being closely watched by foreign leaders who are already using his words as cover as they silence and shutter one of the key pillars of democracy

This worksheet is designed to work with the Pillars of Athenian Democracy SmartBoard lesson, and / or with the Voices in Democracy textbook.  Through this file, students will explore / review the three "Pillars of Athenian Democracy," which included The Assembly, The Council of 500, and The Courts.An answer page has been included at the end of the file.I hope you enjoy!

Democracy in Ancient Athens

This worksheet is designed to work with the Pillars of Athenian Democracy…

First Read's Morning Clips: What Trump's Russia denials mean for national security - NBCNews.com  NBCNews.com  First Read's Morning Clips: What Trump's Russia denials mean for national security NBCNews.com A big look at Trump and Russia in the Washington Post: "Nearly a year into his presidency Trump continues to reject the evidence that Russia waged an assault on a pillar of American democracy and supported his run for the White House. The result is ... Advisers Afraid to Bring Up Russian…

First Read's Morning Clips: What Trump's Russia denials mean for national security - NBCNews.com NBCNews.com First Read's Morning Clips: What Trump's Russia denials mean for national security NBCNews.com A big look at Trump and Russia in the Washington Post: "Nearly a year into his presidency Trump continues to reject the evidence that Russia waged an assault on a pillar of American democracy and supported his run for the White House. The result is ... Advisers Afraid to Bring Up Russian…

Carl Bernstein: These Could Be The Darkest Days Since Joe McCarthy “We have the unprecedented situation of one of the major political parties ... backing the president in showing and believing that he is above the law.” | HuffPost

Carl Bernstein: These Could Be The Darkest Days Since Joe McCarthy

Carl Bernstein: These Could Be The Darkest Days Since Joe McCarthy “We have the unprecedented situation of one of the major political parties ... backing the president in showing and believing that he is above the law.” | HuffPost

When Donald Trump won the 2016 election, many worried his presidency would be a serious threat to American democracy. It wasn’t that Trump had a plan to destroy our democratic system; it was that his approach to issues ranging from minority rights to the value of a free press would lead him to take actions that would undermine democracy itself.

How American democracy survived President Trump’s first year

When Donald Trump won the 2016 election, many worried his presidency would be a serious threat to American democracy. It wasn’t that Trump had a plan to destroy our democratic system; it was that his approach to issues ranging from minority rights to the value of a free press would lead him to take actions that would undermine democracy itself.

President Trump continues to reject the evidence that Russia supported his run for the White House as part of an unprecedented assault on a pillar of U.S. democracy.

How Trump’s skepticism of U.S. intelligence on Russia left an election threat unchecked

President Trump continues to reject the evidence that Russia supported his run for the White House as part of an unprecedented assault on a pillar of U.

On #NationalPressDay let us all continue to support the press, the 4th pillar of our democracy and an IMPORTANT part in the development of India

On let us all continue to support the press, the pillar of our democracy and an IMPORTANT part in the development of India

Why is that goods and finance can cross borders freely but people cannot?If a founding pillar of democracy is that the power that state exercises must be justified through democratic means to those over whom the power acts, what about foreigners when the power of the state is prohibiting them from exercising their personal autonomy this is (supposedly) innate to each human?  Check out…

Why is that goods and finance can cross borders freely but people cannot?If a founding pillar of democracy is that the power that state exercises must be justified through democratic means to those over whom the power acts, what about foreigners when the power of the state is prohibiting them from exercising their personal autonomy this is (supposedly) innate to each human? Check out…

President Trump continues his quest to uproot this country at its basic foundations by attacking the institutions that have safeguarded our democracy for generations. Yesterday, it was announced that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe would be stepping down early from his job, effective immediately, making him the latest in a long line of departures under Trump, in what has become an unprecedented hemorrhaging of key federal employees.

President Trump continues his quest to uproot this country at its basic foundations by attacking the institutions that have safeguarded our democracy for generations. Yesterday, it was announced that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe would be stepping down early from his job, effective immediately, making him the latest in a long line of departures under Trump, in what has become an unprecedented hemorrhaging of key federal employees.

President Trump continues to reject the  evidence that Russia  supported his run for  the White House as part  of an unprecedented  assault on a pillar of  U.S. democracy. 12.13.17.

How Trump’s skepticism of U.S. intelligence on Russia left an election threat unchecked

President Trump continues to reject the evidence that Russia supported his run for the White House as part of an unprecedented assault on a pillar of U.S. democracy. 12.13.17.

The United States is more vulnerable today than ever before - including during the Great Depression and the Civil War - because the pillars of democracy that once supported a booming middle class have been corrupted, and without them, America teeters on the verge of the next Great Crash. The United States is in the midst of an economic implosion that could make the Great Depression look like child's play.

The Crash of The Plot to Destroy America--And What We Can Do to Stop It by Thom Hartmann. Progressive talk show host Hartmann argues that the financial crash of 2008 was just a precursor for the larger-scale disruptions to come in

November 21: World Television Day  Television: a cornerstone of democracy and a pillar of freedom of expression and cultural diversity. It nurtures education, continually invites people to explore beyond their living rooms and arouses curiosity.   #WorldTelevisionDay #InternationalTelevisionDay #TVDay #WorldTVDay #GlobalTelevisionDay #UniversalTelevisionDay #TelevisionDay #Television #Telecommunication #Transmitting #broadcasting #SDTV #HDTV #CRTTV #LCDTV #LEDTV #OLEDTV #Plasma #SmartTV

November World Television Day Television: a cornerstone of democracy and a pillar of freedom of expression and cultural diversity. It nurtures education, continually invites people to explore beyond their living rooms and arouses curiosity.

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