Feb/March 2022 “Clean Elections Advocate” now online
Now available: the April-May Issue of the Clean Elections Advocate. Featured are a summary and link to the PBS Frontline long-form video on the campaign to overturn the 2020 election and restore Donald Trump to the presidency. Following that is an analysis of why we need a Code of Ethical Conduct for the US Supreme Court Justices–say, to guide their decisions about recusal. (Yes, that arises from the Clarence & Virginia Thomas brouhaha but broadens to include the sometimes highly undignified confirmation inquisition of Ketanji Brown Jackson.) We’ve edited in a point-counterpoint response to the brouhaha, with Robert Reich v. George Will as verbal antagonists. Coverage of the Democracy Talks reading/discussion group looks at the agenda for the past two months and previews the April reading: Anne Applebaum’s Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism. And there’s an editorial by Ron Bardal about the need to talk about democracy–just not necessarily with anyone.