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Speakers at the Preserving Democracy event on Wednesday.

‘Each one of us has a role to play’: Distinguished members of PA politics discuss protecting US democracy

By Abby Lipold, Staff Writer November 10, 2023

Amanda Green-Hawkins said the images from the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol in 2021 “keep [her] up at night.” “I think that we've taken our democracy for granted,” Green-Hawkins, a voter-protection...

Expelled Rep. Justin Pearson, D-Memphis, from left, expelled Rep. Justin Jones, D-Nashville, and Rep. Gloria Johnson, D-Knoxville, are recognized by the audience at Fisk University before Vice President Kamala Harris arrives, Friday, April 7, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn.

Editorial | Tennessee’s House expulsion is a wake-up call to the nation

By The Pitt News Editorial Board April 9, 2023
The Tennessee House is experiencing a frightening political conflict. In a move President Joe Biden hailed as “shocking, undemocratic and without precedent,” Tennessee’s House GOP cast a dark shadow over American democracy last week.    
Israelis are seen from above a protest against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his far-right government that his opponents say threaten democracy and freedoms, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023

Opinion | Israel’s modification of its judicial system has negative implications for democracy

By Rachel Soloff, Opinions Editor March 3, 2023
Despite most Israelis being vehemently opposed to it, the Likud party’s weakening of the Supreme Court has negative implications for the state of democracy in Israel.
Opinion | Democracy demands our due diligence before voting

Opinion | Democracy demands our due diligence before voting

By Grant Van Robays, Staff Columnist November 2, 2022
Vote responsibly by checking midterm ballots for election deniers.
Children look through car windows as they and other refugees from the Kharkov Region of Ukraine arrive at a temporary camp in Belgorod, Russia.

Opinion | After the Ukraine War, Europe owes the U.S. a commitment to democracy

By Paul Beer, Staff Columnist October 12, 2022
President Joe Biden needs to negotiate with Europe on how to better preserve democracy across the continent.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday.

Editorial | Hey Supreme Court, wealthy politicians shouldn’t get the upper hand

By The Pitt News Editorial Board May 17, 2022
It’s a dark day in American politics when the highest court in the land sides with Sen. Ted Cruz. 
David Hickton, a former United States attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, speaks about the impact social media has on political discourse at Tuesday afternoon’s “Can Democracy Survive the Internet?” event in the University Club.

Cyber Law director talks democracy in the digital age

By Katie Sottile, For The Pitt News February 26, 2020
Former U.S. Attorney David Hickton gave a lecture called “Can Democracy Survive the Internet?” on Tuesday afternoon regarding the state of American democracy in the digital age.
Then-deputy Jair Bolsonaro argued with Maria do Rosario during a general commission in the Chamber of Deputies while discussing violence against women.

Editorial: Bolsonaro threatens democracy

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 5, 2018
Leaders and parties that exercise dictator-like control over the governments to which they were elected pose an intense, immediate threat to democracy worldwide. Civil liberties, freedom of the press and global security are at stake.
(Illustration by Raka Sarkar | Senior Staff Illustrator)

Respect Catalan referendum, for democracy’s sake

Voters tried to take to the polls in Catalonia Oct. 1 for a landmark independence referendum in the Spanish autonomous community — but the day ended in chaos. Spanish police brought in from outside Catalonia...

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