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Nicholas Johnson

Former FCC Commissioner Nicholas Johnson writes on many subjects. You can click here to browse hundreds of articles on the topic of politics.

Before a Country Can Be Great, It Has to be Good

The Good Country Index provides a directory of countries based on success in various categories and measurements for quality of life. Click the chart to view the interactive online resource and dig deeper into the data behind this chart.

Candidate Tracker

The New York Times Candidate Tracker is a very popular online resource for following presidential elections.

Articles on Politics

The Brown & Black Democratic Presidential Forum 2020

The Brown & Black Democratic Presidential Forum 2020

8 Democratic presidential hopefuls took questions from VICE News on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here's what happened. (VICE News, YouTube, 23 Jan 2020] Event Date: 20 Jan 2020. Posted: 24 Jan 2020. This entire event video is about 4 hours with roughly 30 minutes going...

Michael Bloomberg on The View (15 Jan 2020)

Michael Bloomberg on The View (15 Jan 2020)

Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg appeared on the view to discuss his campaign. Here are some excerpts from his appearance on the show. The View, YouTube, 15 Jan 2020. PART 1 https://youtu.be/3M1VkxQJ33s PART 2 https://youtu.be/5_hN28mSeCY PART 3...

Documentary: Mosul after ISIS (Deutsche Welle, 14 Jan 2020)

Documentary: Mosul after ISIS (Deutsche Welle, 14 Jan 2020)

After nine months of devastating battle, Mosul was finally liberated from ISIS in July 2017. The city is the second largest in Iraq, and it was here that the Caliphate was proclaimed in 2014. A look at the situation in Mosul today. The rule of so-called Islamic State...

Steve Bannon’s Master Plan for Europe (VICE News, 13 Jan 2020)

Steve Bannon’s Master Plan for Europe (VICE News, 13 Jan 2020)

When President Trump’s former strategist, Steve Bannon, was ousted from his White House post, he didn't disappear. He went to Europe and is heading up new projects to support right-wing populist parties that are currently surging across the continent. We sent Michael...

German shipping companies and the arms trade (10 Jan 2020)

German shipping companies and the arms trade (10 Jan 2020)

Summary Germany’s secret service, the BND, is heavily involved in the delivery of weapons to crisis areas of the world. As this documentary shows, it has - among other things - played along with arms deals made by German shipping companies. Top secret operations are...

Documentary: Lebanon and Hezbollah (9 Jan 2020)

Documentary: Lebanon and Hezbollah (9 Jan 2020)

Summary In Lebanon, Hezbollah now controls broad areas of political and social life. It has become a state within a state. How can the "Party of God" be confronted? In Lebanon, no important political decisions are taken any more without Hezbollah, the Shiite "party of...

Colombia: From Cocaine to Cacao (9 Jan 2020)

Colombia: From Cocaine to Cacao (9 Jan 2020)

In Colombia, the cultivation of coca, the main ingredient of cocaine, has nearly tripled over the past five years. As part of the 2016 peace agreement between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country has embarked on a unique...

The Evangelical Divide Over Religion in Politics (8 Jan 2020)

The Evangelical Divide Over Religion in Politics (8 Jan 2020)

White evangelicals comprise a third of all Republican voters and are among the GOP’s most organized voting blocs. But wide support for Donald Trump in 2016, against a backdrop of scandals, has brought heavy media scrutiny and now some faith leaders are striving to...

Commentary – Iranian UN Ambassador Majid Takht-Ravanchi (6 Jan 2020)

Commentary – Iranian UN Ambassador Majid Takht-Ravanchi (6 Jan 2020)

Summary The Friday killing of Iran’s best-known military commander in a U.S. airstrike prompted an outpouring of grief in Tehran -- along with vows of vengeance. In the aftermath of Qassem Soleimani’s death, the country’s leaders and President Trump exchanged threats...

Iran Analysis on Fox and CNN (6 Jan 2020)

Iran Analysis on Fox and CNN (6 Jan 2020)

Summary There have been a wide range of responses to the President's order to take out Qasem Soleimani. The praise and criticism mostly falls along predictable partisan lines, but some have departed from the status quo. Fox News host Tucker Carlson criticized...

Iran Has the Fourth Largest Cyber Army in the World (5 Jan 2020)

Iran Has the Fourth Largest Cyber Army in the World (5 Jan 2020)

According to the CBC report below, Iran now has the fourth largest cyber army in the world with an estimated 100,000 cyber soldiers. Date: 5 Jan 2020. Posted: 6 Jan 2020. https://youtu.be/Yju6XGaiSqY Learn More Iran says it would no longer abide by any of the limits...

Quotes on Politics and Government

The articles below are listed in chronological order with the most recent at the top. Most of the new articles are reference pages for some of the 2020 presidential candidates.

“The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Blind submission to the Administration of the government is not devotion to the country or the Constitution. The administration is not the government.” – Edward G. Ryan

“As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air – however slight – lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.” – Justice William O. Douglas

“Those who expect to reap the blessing of freedom must…undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” – Thomas Paine

“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” – Teddy Roosevelt

“If we are to have another contest in the near future of our national existence, I predict that the dividing line will not be Mason and Dixon’s but between patriotism and intelligence on the one side, and superstition, ambition and ignorance on the other.” – Ulysses S. Grant

“If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” – President James Madison

“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficial. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.” – Louis D. Brandeis

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” – Benjamin Franklin

“I never would have agreed to the formulation of the Central Intelligence Agency back in forty-seven, if I had known it would become the American Gestapo.” – Harry S Truman, 1961

“I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of freedoms of the people by gradual and silent encroachment of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.” – James Madison

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Naturally the common people don’t want war … but after all, it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country.” – Hermann Goring

“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.” – President Harry S. Truman, message to Congress, August 8, 1950

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