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Jeffrey C. Isaac

Jeffrey C. Isaac

Jeffrey C. Isaac is James H. Rudy Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, Bloomington. His books include: "Democracy in Dark Times"(1998); "The Poverty of Progressivism: The Future of American Democracy in a Time of Liberal Decline" (2003), and "Arendt, Camus, and Modern Rebellion" (1994).

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In Texas, 'Fleeing' Democrats Take Courageous Stand for Democracy

These state legislators are doing something brave and necessary on behalf of all people in the United States. They are exiting, for now, so that their counterparts in Washington can regain their backbones.

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Republican Attacks on Voting Rights Are Racist and Hostile to Democracy

Resistance to these Republican assaults can and should take a number of forms.

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Getting Real About Democratic Equality "For the People" in the Face of Republican Authoritarianism

It is highly unlikely that the kind of measures that are necessary to safeguard democracy from its imminent threats can be signed into law this year or the next given the current balance of forces.

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Putting Liberal Democracy First Has Never Been More Important

It is hard to see how our current injustices can be repaired without working through and then "democratizing" these liberal democratic institutions.

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Now Is the Time to Really Prosecute the Case Against Trump—By Pivoting to Real Democratic Reform

Any approach to moving forward must reckon with the fact that one of this country's two major parties is no longer committed to multiracial democracy.

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Trump's Guilt Clearly Demonstrated During Senate Trial

The Democrats are now presenting a "slam dunk" impeachment case in the Senate. And it will almost certainly "lose" in "court." What's next?

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The False Equivalence Between the Democratic Left and the Republican Right Is Absurd

If this country’s media institutions are to truly function as means of public enlightenment and civic education in this very dark time, then they had better be very clear about this difference.

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A Second Trump Impeachment Has Not Lessened the Current Danger

This move by House Democrat is insufficient to forestall the possibility of further Trumpist-incited violence.

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