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    #VelshiBannedBookClub: 'Maus' by Art Spiegelman

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  • SC Senator Mia McLeod on abortion ban fight: 'all we’re asking for is a choice'

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  • Rep. Gottheimer on debt ceiling negotiations: “We’ve got to get out of this cycle of insanity”

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  • Sen. Sanders: 'Nobody is happy about the 14th Amendment…but it beats where we're at right now'

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    04:31
  •  #VelshiBannedBookClub: Resisting Book Bans with Lawsuits

    03:49
  • The Florida Department of Education is erasing history from textbooks

    04:42
  • The Constitutional Sheriffs movement subverts democracy

    05:54
  • The strategic roots of the attack on trans rights

    05:02
  • Sen. Tuberville’s verbal gymnastics when asked about white nationalism 

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  • Gov. Cooper needs just one Republican to help him save abortion rights in NC

    06:16
  • Caitlin Dickerson: Focusing on migrant numbers alone is misleading 

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  • Browder: Vladimir Kara-Murza 'may be the visionary that’s right in this whole thing'

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  • #VelshiBannedBookClub: George Takei’s ‘They Called Us Enemy’

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  • TX Rep. Jasmine Crockett: Elected officials offer prayers instead of policy solutions

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Velshi: The threats to U.S. democracy are coming from within. But we can fix this.

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The term “democracy” quite literally means “rule by the people”. It’s a system of government determined by the people and for the people. While it has never quite perfected it, the United States of America was a hallmark of democracy since the ink dried on the Constitution. But last week, for the first time ever, a European think tank called the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, placed the United States on its list of “backsliding democracies”. The fact that the U.S. has always been a “bastion” of democracy is validly disputed by those who have been gravely marginalized throughout history. But we could, until recently, generally agree that we were on the right side of things. What makes the threat to America’s crumbling democratic infrastructure so urgent is that it comes almost entirely from within. But just because a democracy is backsliding does not mean it must fall. This problem is entirely fixable.