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Women’s March Strengthens, Not Undercuts, Democracy

As over 200,000 protestors converge on DC this weekend for the Women’s March and other anti-Trump rallies, conservatives have a message: the protestors are marching against democracy and representative government. Writing in The Spectator, Joanna Williams claimed that “the Women’s March on Washington is a protest against democracy,” composed of bitter “Trump-haters” who have forgotten basic democratic principles in a “cry of rage.” “Protesting against an incoming president,” she declared, “is less a bid to overturn new laws and more an expression of distaste against the electorate.” Dave Jones, a prominent Trump supporter, went further, arguing the planned peaceful demonstration is “direct assault on our democracy.” They’re wrong. The hundreds of thousands of women and allies marching in DC–and in 620 cities across the world in solidarity– are not protesting democracy. They are defending it. Democracy is more than the scramble to 270 electors in the electoral college. It’s more than winning the most votes. (By that metric, incidentally, Hillary Clinton won overwhelmingly). True democracy builds a society and civic culture in which all people are regarded with respect, dignity, and care. True democracy safeguards fundamental rights. True democracy protects the vulnerable and supports the disenfranchised. The best articulation of this conception…

Jets Fans on Twitter Are Thrilled to Be Rid of Owner Woody Johnson, Trump’s Pick For UK Ambassador

A move that had long been rumored is now official: New York Jets owner Woody Johnson has, according to multiple reports, been tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as ambassador to the United Kingdom. Johnson has been a donor to many republican candidates over the years — including Trump, for whom he served as a […] …

Watch: Trump gets hero’s welcome on eve of inauguration

President-elect Donald Trump arrived in Washington, D.C., Thursday to a hero’s welcome as he and his family kicked off a weekend of inauguration festivities just hours before he would be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Trump and his family arrived at Andrews Air Force Base just after 1 p.m. on […] …