Fred Wertheimer

Fred Wertheimer

Fred Wertheimer is the founder and president of Democracy 21, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that seeks to promote government accountability and integrity.

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 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talks with reporters following the weekly Senate Republican Policy Committee luncheon in the U.S. Capitol November 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. Republicans in the Senate hope to pass their tax cut legislation this week and work with the House of Representatives to get a bill to President Donald Trump before Christmas. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Mitch 'The Grim Reaper' McConnell: Meet the Man Who Ruined the Senate
On Thursday, the House is expected to vote on election security legislation (H.R.2272) to strengthen the security of ballot boxes, voter rolls and vote counts against future attacks on our elections by foreign adversaries. The legislation is important to efforts to protect the integrity of the 2020...
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Friday, May 25, 2018
Trump Has Given Us the Ultimate Chinese Import: American Princelings
In China, princelings are privileged relatives of high-level government officials. Princelings benefit from nepotism and cronyism, using their family ties to conduct business and accumulate wealth. They also serve as conduits for currying favor with their official relations. Now President Trump has...
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"As we explain in the report, we are unaware of any previous president in the history of the United States who has lied so blatantly and debased so dangerously our values and our institutions of self-government." (Photo: Mike Licht/Flickr/cc) Views
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
For Donald Trump, A Historic First Year For All the Wrong Reasons
American democracy is resilient. It has withstood attacks from enemies, both foreign and domestic, for more than two centuries. As President Trump prepares for his first State of the Union Tuesday, he will try to turn the page from the chaos, lies, and incompetence that marked his first 12 months...
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Friday, August 11, 2017
Firing Mueller Would Be a Catastrophic Mistake
On October 20, 1973, President Richard Nixon executed the infamous "Saturday Night Massacre" in which Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox was fired and the special prosecutor's office was shut down. Anational firestorm ensued. Less than two weeks later, the President was forced to appoint a...
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