According to most organizations who evaluate regime types, the U.S. has become less democratic in the last 10 years, but still meets the definition of a democracy. Check out @FreedomHouseDC rankings here: . Or Vdem here:
"But this particular Cold War play won’t work today — and even if it did, it would not yield the same benefits that it produced last century." END THREAD 2/
For those of us who study autocracies, including elections in autocracies, there were a lot of familiar messages, symbols, and methods on display this week at the #RNCConvention . THREAD
President Trump is a public servant. He works for us. Or least that's the way it used to be. No one -- not a governor, not a doctor, not a patient -- needs to show their appreciation in order for him to do his job & help them. (BTW, no one forced him to take this job.)
"C'mon man !" I loved it when Obama used that phrase when I worked for him.
"Hunter Biden" is the new "Hillary's emails" of this election cycle. Don't get fooled again.