Democracy Happy Hour – Feb. 10, 2021

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Democracy Happy Hour, February 10, 2021 - Topic: Democracy & Capitalism

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  • Upcoming Democracy Happy Hour Topics:
  • 02/17/21 - Civic Education & Impact on Democracy
  • 02/24/21 - CANCELED (Join DemocracyLobby Week Citizen Initiative Review session to be held instead.)
  • 03/03/21 - Redistricting & Gerrymandering

In the News & Election Links:

Interactive Map Reveals Which Indigenous Lands You’re Living On - https://mymodernmet.com/interactive-map-indigenous-lands/ - Native Land - https://native-land.ca/

The Origin of Black History Month—And Why it Still Matters - https://www.yesmagazine.org/opinion/2021/02/05/black-history-month-origin/

Trump impeachment trial - live: Damning videos and tweets from ex-president shown to court - https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-impeachment-trial-news-live-2021-today-b1800141.html

Majority of Americans say Trump should be convicted, barred from holding federal office in impeachment trial: POLL - https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/majority-americans-trump-convicted-barred-holding-federal-office/story?id=75729878

Trump’s lie that the election was stolen has cost$519 million (and counting) as taxpayers fund enhanced security, legal fees, property repairs and more - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/interactive/2021/cost-trump-election-fraud/

The Trump years launched the biggest sustained protest movement in U.S. history. It’s not over. - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/02/08/trump-years-launched-biggest-sustained-protest-movement-us-history-its-not-over/

Capitol Riot Prompts A Reckoning Over Extremism In The Ranks - https://www.npr.org/2021/02/10/965951696/capitol-riot-prompts-a-reckoning-over-extremism-in-the-ranks

Will Insurrection Lead to Terrorism? - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/10/opinion/capitol-terrorism-right-wing-proud-boys.html

To Prevent Domestic Terrorism, the US Needs Community Reporting That Protects Civil Liberties - https://www.justsecurity.org/74544/to-prevent-domestic-terrorism-the-us-needs-community-reporting-that-protects-civil-liberties/

REPUBLICANS TARGET BALLOT ACCESS AFTER RECORD TURNOUT - https://publicintegrity.org/politics/elections/ballotboxbarriers/republicans-target-ballot-access-after-record-turnout/

Making It Easier to Vote Is Good for Republicans, Too - https://washingtonmonthly.com/2021/02/08/making-it-easier-to-vote-is-good-for-republicans-too/

Voting machines didn’t steal the election. But most are still terrible technology. - https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/02/03/voting-machines-election-steal-conspiracy-flaws/

New election equipment standards could pose serious cybersecurity threats - https://thefulcrum.us/voting/election-systems-and-software

Google expands election security support to elected officials, political campaigns - https://thefulcrum.us/big-picture/google-election-security

Examining the Case Against the Filibuster - https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/examining-the-case-against-the-filibuster

The Broken Chamber: The Modern Senate and the Crippling of Democracy - https://www.brennancenter.org/events/broken-chamber-modern-senate-and-crippling-democracy

Another grim global report card: A 'flawed democracy' 5 straight years - https://thefulcrum.us/big-picture/the-economist-democracy-index

Democracy Index 2020: In sickness and in health? - https://www.eiu.com/n/campaigns/democracy-index-2020/

Money in Politics, One Month Later - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/06/business/dealbook/corporate-donations-politics.html

Several Big Trade Associations Still Backing Election Objectors - https://news.bloomberglaw.com/banking-law/several-big-trade-associations-still-backing-election-objectors

Senate Democrats Want US Course Change on SCOTUS Donor Case - https://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/senate-democrats-want-u-s-to-change-course-on-scotus-donor-case

Senate Letter to Oppose SCOTUS Case to Limit Disclosure - https://aboutblaw.com/VwF

Stacey Abrams: Our democracy faced a near-death experience. Here’s how to revive it. - https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/07/stacey-abrams-democracy-test-future/

Reps Would Have to Resign From Corporate Boards Under Democrats’ Ethics Bill - https://readsludge.com/2021/02/10/reps-would-have-to-resign-from-corporate-boards-under-democrats-ethics-bill/

How to Change Incentives for both Politicians and Donors - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/how-change-incentives-both-politicians-and-donors

Annotated Guide to the For the People Act of 2021 - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/policy-solutions/annotated-guide-people-act-2021

Civic Education Should Unite Americans, Not Divide Us - https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/civic-education-should-unite-americans-not-divide-us/

Democracy & Capitalism Links:

Democratic capitalism - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_capitalism

How compatible are democracy and capitalism? - https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2019/06/13/how-compatible-are-democracy-and-capitalism

Capitalism and the Future of Democracy - https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Sawhill_Capitalism-and-the-Future-of-Democracy-.pdf

Democracy and capitalism: The recession and the 2020 election - https://millercenter.org/news-events/events/democracy-and-capitalism-recession-and-2020-election

Democratic Capitalism’s Future - https://democracyjournal.org/magazine/51/democratic-capitalisms-future/

Capitalism Isn’t Free or Democratic - https://tribunemag.co.uk/2020/08/capitalism-isnt-free-or-democratic

Do Democracy and Capitalism Really Need Each Other? - https://isabelleferreras.net/2020/03/13/harvard-business-review-do-democracy-and-capitalism-really-need-each-other/

‘Capitalism and democracy are mutually exclusive’ - http://balkanspost.com/article/876/capitalism-and-democracy-are-mutually-exclusive

How capitalism is destroying democracy - https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/how-capitalism-is-destroying-democracy-1.5786136

Democratic Capitalism Exceeds Socialism In Economic Efficiency As Well As In Morality - https://www.hoover.org/research/democratic-capitalism-exceeds-socialism

Socialism, Social Democracy, and Capitalism: A debate on which is right for America - https://crowe.wisc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/313/2020/03/Updated-CROWE-Debate-Booklet.pdf

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