All posts by Baynard Woods

  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Republican Russian Roulette

    Political players are positioning themselves for Trump’s potential fall from grace. JACKSON HOLE, WY – I had to renew my press credentials after the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s hearing on Russian interference with the U.S....

    • Posted March 28, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Red Menace or Redneck?

    Digging into Russia, race, and Jeff Sessions. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Washington these days has the paranoid atmosphere of a John Le Carré novel, with whispers of shady Russian connections lingering in the air like stale cigarette...

    • Posted March 15, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: The Betrayal of Trans America

    Attacks against vulnerable populaces open the door for attacks against everyone. JACKSON HOLE, WY – “When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.” This was Donald Trump talking to Billy Bush about...

    • Posted March 8, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: From Skater to Hater

    Tracing Mike Flynn’s transformation from skater kid to conservative. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Unlike Milo Yiannopoulos, who lost everything at once, retired Gen. Michael Flynn wasn’t entirely ruined when he resigned as national security advisor on Feb....

    • Posted March 1, 2017
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  • FEATURE: Native Sense

    Can Wyoming’s first Native American woman lawmaker provide a sane Republican alternative to Trumpism? JACKSON HOLE, WY – Newly-elected Wyoming state Senator Affie Ellis seemed out of place at the ultra-right Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) conference...

    • Posted March 1, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Democrats Reinvented

    Only by renouncing the desire for power can Dems regain it. JACKSON HOLE, WY – As Democrats choose the new chair of the Democratic National Committee this weekend, the worst thing they could do is claim credit...

    • Posted February 21, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Nevertheless, She Persisted

    What the treatment of Sen. Elizabeth Warren means in Trump’s ‘new error of justice.’ JACKSON HOLE, WY – Senators shuffle by the desk on Tuesday to cast their votes on the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as secretary...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Unholy Unions

    Authoritarian rulers are no strangers to melding church and state. JACKSON HOLE, WY – In front of the illuminated columns of the Supreme Court Building, the Rev. Patrick Mahoney and several other Christian activists were gathered together,...

    • Posted February 7, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Communication Control

    Trump and his team are waging a war on facts through message manipulation. JACKSON HOLE, WY – President Trump’s temporary appointees laying the groundwork for taking over and remaking federal agencies refer to themselves as “beachheads” or...

    • Posted January 31, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: The Darkness of Noon

    What the Trump inauguration may signal for America. Jackson Hole, WY — Dozens of police officers block off the corner at 12th and Massachusetts Avenue in Washington, D.C. gripping their batons and big canisters of pepper spray,...

    • Posted January 25, 2017
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