All posts by Baynard Woods

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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Politics as Crime in the Age of Trump

    JACKSON HOLE, WY – Donald Trump’s pardon of former Maricopa County sheriff and top-notch torturer Joe Arpaio is, in many ways, the quintessential Trumpian act, the tarry, shit-smelling extract of the president’s politics. In the same Phoenix...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Podcast 8.31.17

    Planet Columnist Baynard Woods talks with the New Yorker‘s Amanda Petrusich about her eclipse experience; it’s not what you think. This week, co-host Baynard Woods talks with Amanda Petrusich, who recently wrote for the New Yorker about spending...

    • Posted August 31, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: This Ain’t the Summer of Love

    The problem of white supremacy falls on the shoulders of all white people. JACKSON HOLE, WY – One night last week, I suddenly started pouring sweat, heart pounding, as I fell off my couch. I couldn’t feel...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Monuments and Power 

    The problem of white supremacy falls on the shoulders of all white people. JACKSON HOLE, WY – President Donald Trump’s press conference, in which he defended the racists in Charlottesville and attacked those there to protest them,...

    • Posted August 23, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: The Shattering of America

    How the events unfolded at the site of a potential domestic terrorist attack in Charlottesville. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Two middle-aged men, one black and one white, were walking a street in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, yelling at...

    • Posted August 16, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Inflaming Rhetoric

    The kind of police violence Trump encouraged in his Long Island speech marked his inauguration, according to an ACLU suit. JACKSON HOLE, WY – President Donald Trump’s authoritarian streak has been on full display in recent weeks,...

    • Posted August 9, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Not ‘Not Normal’

    Fetishizing the notion of normalcy is no way to condemn the Trump administration. I went down to the White House to see Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner give his excuses surrounding the meeting that he, Trump’s son, and...

    • Posted August 3, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Raising Hell in the Halls of Power

    Activist Medea Benjamin doesn’t stop working long enough to reflect much on her long career. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Medea Benjamin, the firebrand activist and author of a dozen odd books, looks surprisingly small in the midst...

    • Posted July 25, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Suppressing Dissent

    Police body cam video reveals details about Inauguration Day ‘kettling’ of protesters. JACKSON HOLE, WY – In police body-camera footage obtained by Democracy in Crisis, the scene in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 20, 2017, shows the war...

    • Posted July 18, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: DeMinted Constitutional Convention?

    A prominent conservative signs on to change the Constitution. JACKSON HOLE, WY – In the early years of the Obama era, then-Senator Jim DeMint embodied a series of contradictions in the American character. The hard-jawed and bitter-faced...

    • Posted July 12, 2017
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