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Will the US Move Toward “Demonstration Elections”?

Van Gosse The Nation
If fascism—or even just an authoritarian regime—does happen here in November, it may look surprisingly familiar. The current Supreme Court is likely to go along with whatever bald-faced violation of constitutional norms Trump orders...

Senegal’s Elites Wanted To Trash Democracy. Voters Didn’t.

Gregory Valdespino Jacobin
Tomorrow, Senegal votes in an election that French-backed president Macky Sall repeatedly delayed. The fact that the election is going ahead is a victory for young and poor Senegalese, whose protests resisted elites’ democratic backsliding.

One Big Thing Biden’s SOTU Got Right

Zack Beauchamp Vox
The president dodged the “norms trap” by going straight after Trump on democracy. There is no hypocrisy in defending truth against lies.
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