Democracy on the Run


             Marble Falls      I was asked to do keynote for a conference on development coming up soon, with the suggested topic being “challenges to democracy.”  This is the African and African-American Education Research and Training (AADERT) conference, which has been held off and on for more than 30 years.  I’m glad to carry this …

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Indonesia Knows How to Put On an Election

Democracy Elections Organizers Forum

            Newark            Countries everywhere might have something to learn from Indonesia.  Yes, you heard me.  Indonesians know how to get the vote out, even if sometimes their politicians don’t serve them well.  They make voting and election day a celebration and call it a “Pesta Demokrasi,” or Democracy Party.  It works too.  In the last …

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What Does It Mean If Our Base is the Battleground?

Democracy Elections Future Politics

            Puerto Escondido       Now this is interesting to sports fans, fellow travelers, radio listeners, and hardcore aficionados.  What if our constituency is the battleground for the 2024 presidential election?  I don’t mean our states, that’s a different animal, but our herd, and how they turn and run in those states and other states around the …

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