Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Constitutional amendments and stop Soros: shifting illiberalism into higher gear in Hungary

by Political Capital Policy Research & Consulting Institute, June 2018 After gaining a two-thirds majority in the parliament for the third consecutive term, Hungary's Prime Minister Orbán continues establishing his authoritarian...

The writer who warned against rising authoritarianism — and his advice on resisting it

by Charles Edel, CNN, November 2018 “The authoritarian will in general select those who obey, who believe, who respond to his influence. But in doing so, he is bound to select...

Trump used to disparage an anti-bribery law; will he enforce it now?

by Jim Zarroli, NPR, November 2017 President Trump has called it "ridiculous," a "horrible law" that made it difficult for U.S. companies to compete overseas. But the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which bars...

Washington DC’s role behind the scenes in Hollywood goes deeper than you think

By Matthew Alford, The Independent, September 2017 The US government and Hollywood have always been close. Washington DC has long been a source of intriguing plots for filmmakers and LA has been a generous...

The Healthcare Bill Exposes Trump’s Chilling Authoritarian Agenda

It's not only an assault on our bodies, but on our political will by Sarah Kendzior, Marie Claire, May 2017 A group of old white men stand at a podium, announcing that...

Trump directs Justice Department to investigate ‘criminal leaks’

The use of governmental power to target individual citizens for retribution is classic authoritarian behavior.