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PODCAST | The Errors In Biden’s Speech Were Many…But This Is The Most Egregious

Before we get to Monday’s segment of America’s Third Watch, I wanted to make a few comments about Joe Biden’s disgraceful Valley Forge speech. To put it bluntly, there was so much disingenuousness in that speech – so much politically driven propag

Politics | Joe Biden/Biden Administration

Biden’s Valley Forge Stunt Shows the Real Threat to Democracy

In his farewell address, George Washington famously warned the American people to temper the passions of faction. Washington and the Founders had…

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BREAKING: Joe Manchin Announces Decision on Senate Future

 In a stunning development, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) announced on Thursday that he will not seek re-election to the Senate in 2024.

Politics | Liberal Fascism

NYT Op-Ed Argues 'Elections Are Bad for Democracy,' Proposes Alternative

 I chose the featured image for a reason that would've seemed unimaginable not all that long ago. As I first looked at the picture, the sun setting behind the Statue of Liberty metaphorically suggests the sun setting on democracy — lower-case "d," that is — in America.

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Howard Epstein – LET THE LIGHT OF DEMOCRACY SHINE AGAIN FROM ISRAEL

Howard Epstein – LET THE LIGHT OF DEMOCRACY SHINE AGAIN FROM ISRAEL “There is a crack”, as the late and greatly-missed Leonard Cohen sang, “in everything”. And, thankfully, they are beginning to appear in the Likud faction of the disastrous

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Democracy in a Jewish State? Biblical Precedents

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Democracy in a Jewish State? Biblical Precedents Along with Israel’s recent “Judicial Reform” program is the festering question whether the state can really be democratic as well as Jewish. Actually, the issue isn’t

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What the Battle Over Judicial Reform in Israel Is Really About

The Netanyahu government's program for judicial reform is astounding for its modesty.

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Modern Democracy or Athenian Demos Kratos?

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Modern Democracy or Athenian Demos Kratos? Years ago, I taught the course “Introduction to Political Philosophy” at Bar-Ilan University. My biggest challenge was convincing the students that the course was no mere “ac

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Steve Kramer – Israel, a Democracy

Steve Kramer – Israel, a Democracy There’s way too much hysteria from the left wing over proposed legislation in Israel’s parliament, the Knesset. Where do world leaders like Secretary of State Antony Blinken and French President Emmanuel Macron

Politics | Op-Ed

Will ‘Democracy Die in Darkness’ After November?

The Republicans were always going to win big in November, regardless of what biased pundits professed. There was likely never a sudden “blue resurgence” or “red collapse” of late summer.

Politics | Media Bias

Democracy’s watchdog has abandoned its role

  It has often been said that the media is a pillar of democracy because it keeps our politicians honest.

Politics | Media Bias

Guardian warns: Pro-Israel Americans are again exercising their democratic rights

Recent US primary elections prompted several Guardian articles peddling the media outlets narrative on the putatively injurious impact of the America-Israel Pub

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The Constitution: Why A Republic? | PragerU

Winning the War of Independence brought a new challenge to the American people: what sort of government should they choose for their new nation? Robert…

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A Remedial Lesson on a Republic Versus Democracy in This Era of Revisionist History

In the face of so many employing the term, we need to readdress how this country is not a democracy.

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What's the Difference Between a Democracy and a Republic?

Is the U.S. a democracy or a republic? Or both? And what's the difference, anyway?

Politics | Media Watch

Supercut: The Hyperbolic ‘End of Democracy’ Prophecies

‘If they take over 2022, that is the end of democracy and we’re going to have authoritarianism’

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So, If You're the Democrats and You've Got Nothing Going into the Mid-Terms...

It's got to be a frightening proposition. Imagine, if you will, you are a leader in the Democrat Party and you are facing both 2022 Mid-Term and the 2024 General Elections and you have an achievement list that has nothing on it. What do you do? You c

Politics | The "Squad"

AOC's Grasp on American Governance Is a 'Farce'

Progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, echoing the complaint of the Democratic Party establishment, believes that Sen. Joe Manchin engaged in an “egregious breach” of President Joe Bid...

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Why Is the Left Worried Suddenly About the End of Democracy?

What is behind recent pessimistic appraisals of democracy’s future, from Hillary Clinton, Adam Schiff, Brian Williams and other elite intellectuals…

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Victor Rosenthal – Zionism and Democracy & Identity and Reality

Victor Rosenthal – Zionism and Democracy & Identity and Reality Zionism and Democracy Gideon Levy, the hateful Ha’aretz writer who reaches new depths of loathing for the state that protects and nurtures him with every column he writes, has gotten

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The Slaughter of the Burmese at the Hand of Totalitarianism Continues

The bloody military coup in Burma rolls on as the embattled country sees its deadliest day since last month’s military takeover with over...

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H.R. 1 is Emblematic of the Crisis of American Democracy - American Greatness

There is no evidence at all after 60 days of the new administration, of any disposition to collaborate with moderate Republicans in a centrist response to the…

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Six Killed in Protests in Burma as US, Allies Vow to Restore Democracy

Security forces in Burma opened fire on a sit-in protest commemorating the anniversary of the killing of a student in 1988 that sparked...

Politics | Philosophy

Equality in Freedom or Equality in Slavery?

A distinguished visitor to America in its formative years had much to say about democracy and socialism.  

History | The Constitution

A Critical Moment in History

The United States stands at a critical moment in history. Factors of the specter of socialism and communism are trying to subvert the great democratic system of the United States, trying to steal the election in the United States.

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Why We Are a Republic, Not a Democracy

Democracy can easily devolve into tyranny by majority rule. The Founders understood this danger, and so they placed numerous checks on the power of the majority.

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Is Voter Fraud Afoot? A Look at 7 Claims

Dead voters? Ballot dumps? Who's counting the votes? Check out these claims of voter fraud.

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig - Poll-Axing Democracy

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Poll-Axing Democracy With less than a week to go in the American Presidential (and other levels) election campaign, it is useful to look at Israel’s law regarding the publication of polls during the last five days of an e

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The Fragility of the Liberal Democracies and the Challenge of Totalitarianism

There is a short distance between “peaceful demonstrations” and mob violence, civil war, and regime change. - The Fragility of the Liberal Democracies and the Challenge of Totalitarianism - Joel Fishman

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The Israel Democracy Institute - Israel's Cease-Fire Government Should Promote Healing, Not Division

The Israel Democracy Institute – Israel’s Cease-Fire Government Should Promote Healing, Not Division IDI Written By: Yohanan Plesner Netanyahu and Gantz could use their unity government to put in place a ‘democratic ceasefire’ and spee

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Barry Werner - Democracy under challenging times

Barry Werner – Democracy under challenging times This was adapted from a message to a friend who is a loyal Democrat. She said she is appalled by President Trump’s behavior:  I was amazed that Trump won the Republican nomination, and I was even m

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Michigan Legislature Bucks Gov. Whitmer, Votes To Repeal Emergency Powers

Michigan’s GOP-controlled legislature took steps to reign in Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s emergency powers in times of crisis on Friday Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield announced on Thursday that the state legislature would reconvene to review Whitmer’s acti

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Victor Rosenthal - Drama (not so much) and Democracy

Victor Rosenthal – Drama (not so much) and Democracy PM Netanyahu promised a dramatic announcement Tuesday night. It was about as dramatic as he could have made it, given that he is a caretaker PM who does not have a coalition, and that it is one we

Politics | Trump Politics

Trump Calls for Unity Over Partisanship to Achieve American Greatness

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump projected a grand course for the United States in his State of the Union speech ...

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Mega-Donor George Soros Began Targeting Arizona and Georgia Elections in 2015

Billionaire activist George Soros helped fund Democratic efforts to flip Georgia, Arizona, and Florida in the recent midterm elections, and he nearly ran the table. All three states had razor-thin margins of victory in either U.S. Senate or gubernatorial

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Barbra Streisand Rips Female Trump Voters | American Update

She is not happy......

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California Voter Fraud Scheme Involved Giving Cash for Signatures: Officials

Nine people were charged in a “large-scale voter fraud scheme” in Los Angeles County on Nov. 20. The group was hit with a dozen felony counts for allegedly offering money and cigarettes to homeless people in exchange for false and forged signa

History | The Constitution

Is Voter Fraud Real?

Is voter fraud real? A look at the numbers that reveal problems with California's voter rolls.

News | Interesting Links

George Soros Bet Big on Liberal Democracy. Now He Fears He Is Losing. - The New York Times

His enemies paint him as all-powerful, but the billionaire philanthropist believes that his political legacy has never been in greater jeopardy.

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Why unintelligent protest may kill democracy

Protest is an age-old social good, but a new strain developing on the Left may kill democracy, says "professor in exile" Heather Heying.

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Democrats once represented the working class. Not any more | Robert Reich

Bill Clinton and Barack Obama helped shift power away from the people towards corporations. It was this that created an opening for Donald Trump

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Why the Jews Are the Canary in the Coal Mine

Even in the matter of "slavery," the Torah works toward the natural and ideal condition of each and every individual person, which is freedom. In the Torah system, if a master strikes his slave and wounds him, the slave goes free. If a master ha