Month: January 2019

Civility, Conflict, and Democracy

By Avram Reisman Recently, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib faced a barrage of criticism from pundits and the media for her plans to “impeach the motherf*****” referring to President Trump. Also recently, continuing his campaign tactic of name-calling as President, Mr. Trump called a Democratic member of Congress “little Adam Schitt”. And before both of these incidents, […]

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Freeing Burundi’s Vote: The Necessity of an Independent Legislature

Pictured: Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza speaks to the media after casting his vote at the constitutional referendum in Buye, north of Ngozi, in northern Burundi on May 17, 2018. (Photo Credit: Berthier Mugiraneza, Associated Press).  By Kwadwo A. Boateng The results of Burundi’s most recent referendum on constitutional amendments see the possible extension of President […]

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