Political Culture after Democracy

February 23, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Eva Cherniavsky
Donald Trump did not create the world of “alternative facts.” Rather, the possibility of his election is the culmination of twinned processes: the dismantling of representational democracy in the U.S., and the de-realization of politics. From the point of view of the elites who rule us, the real problem with Trump is the risk his fascist agenda might foster the resurrection of the people as an oppositional, anti-elite political power.

Sipping on the Indian haterade

February 5, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Stanley Thangaraj
The small segments of South Asian Americans who support Trump, particularly Hindu fundamentalists and nationalists, seek wages from that relationship that will not secure rights for the rest of South Asian America, especially Muslim Americans.

Health for everyone must include immigrants

January 23, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Patricia Illingworth & Wendy E. Parmet
As the new Trump Administration settles into Washington, the repeal and replacement of the ACA is first on the agenda. If he truly wants to replace the ACA, and keep his promise to provide health care for everyone, Trump’s replacement must cover all immigrants, documented and undocumented.

Two Presidents Are Better Than One

September 22, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—David Orentlicher
The “imperial presidency” and partisan conflict are largely the result of a deeper problem—the Constitution’s placement of a single president atop the executive branch. David Orentlicher describes how we can fix our broken political system by replacing the one person, one-party presidency with a two-person, two-party executive branch.

Second Amendment people and the NRA

August 19, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Scott Melzer
The NRA has emerged as Trump’s staunchest and most important ally and nothing short of Trump doing an about-face and supporting gun control will cause the NRA to withdraw its endorsement, or stop spending millions of dollars in support of his candidacy.

Why aren’t millennials participating in politics?

July 25, 2016 nyupressblog 1

—Shauna L. Shames
Millennials are not voting as much as they should, but the real problem is that young people think politics are kind of slimy, definitely antagonistic, and not generally the way they want to solve the kinds of problems they care about.

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