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Periodically, Westerners are reminded of the brutality and politicization of Kenya's paramilitary police [updated 18 May]

But there is not much new under the gun in Kenyatta’s Kenya.

Three years ago, Kenya’s Supreme Court noted the appearance of corruption in Kenya’s election commission and directed investigation and possible prosecution. 212 more words

Kenya

In The News This Week - May 15, 2016

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1. This week Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Fort McMurray. The visit came 8 days after a devastating wildfire destroyed roughly 10% of the city. 214 more words

Justin Trudeau

Arizona County Announces Reform Commission After Primary Election Disaster

Arizona – After a fiasco of a primary election, Maricopa County, Arizona will establish a new election reform commission to provide “oversight” over election officials.  Maricopa’s election “disaster” included long waiting lines to vote after a nearly 70% decrease in polling places, errors on the ballots, and flawed registration procedures.  24 more words

News

A Quest for A Quest: Current Affairs

We have been rained on for three days and we are being rained on again today.  The forecast is for more of the same the rest of the week. 1,342 more words

A Quest

"People’s Legislative Power": Arizona’s Nonpartisan Redistricting Plan Is A Slam Dunk At The Supreme Court

In a significant victory for election reform advocates, a unanimous Supreme Court upheld Arizona’s redistricting plan, which had been challenged by Republicans.

The case comes just a year after the Court’s liberals, plus Justice Kennedy, upheld the legitimacy of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, which had been created by… 815 more words

Republicans

Unanimous direct democracy

I was recently introduced to a few positive arguments for this in R. P. Wolff’s In Defense of Anarchism. Lacking the book to cite, he was absorbed with the problems of democracy, namely, the triumphant majoritarian democracy, in the manner that the minority suffers exclusion from representative processes and alienation in their laws. 226 more words

Philosophy

The Best Laid Ballot Plans Go Awry…

The California Presidential Primary Election is the most complicated election in a four year cycle and has to be among the most complicated in the nation. 834 more words

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