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Wake-up, America!

Remarks by Timothy E. Wirth, July 2023 Boulder, Colorado Fifty years ago I was first elected to Congress, a beneficiary of voter backlash against the chaos of the previous decade. Our country had just been through a significant stress test: could our governing structures withstand the pressures of an unpopular war, widespread anti-war protests, RFK…
Tim Wirth
July 31, 2023
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Newsweek: What Might Make Joe Biden Unelectable Is a Very Scary Threat

I wrote a piece recently on how Florida Governor Ron DeSantis made himself unelectable by doing the politically foolish thing of changing his position on abortion—denying abortion access after six weeks or even earlier. Former President Donald Trump has also made himself increasingly unelectable as he does more and more to strengthen his hold on the Republican nomination.…
Tom Rogers
May 1, 2023
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Newsweek: Artificial Intelligence Poses a Huge Threat. It’s Time to Put a Seatbelt on It | Opinion

The 2024 presidential election is rapidly approaching, and we aren't prepared for how new artificial intelligence models will affect our elections. Fake, A.I. generated images of former President Trump resisting arrest provided another fresh example of the firehose of lies, deception and false information that AI threatens to unleash on our electoral process. The potential for AI-generated…
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City & State Pennsylvania: Former Gov. Corbett calls for ‘hyper-localized’ dialogue on democracy, civics

Speaking Monday during a panel discussion on democracy and civics at Dickinson College, Tom Corbett, who served as Pennsylvania’s governor from 2011 to 2015, said the advent and growth of social media has changed how news and information flows, and said a response is needed to combat disinformation from spreading in future elections. “What’s really changed –…
Former Gov. Tom Corbett on Monday helped roll out a new civic education program designed to combat voter disinformation in Pennsylvania at Dickinson College.Photo by Dan Loh, Dickinson CollegeKOR in the News

PennLive: Pennsylvania gets targeted for voter education efforts by bipartisan advocacy group

The group, known as “Keep Our Republic,” said it is concentrating its efforts in the swing states of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, where leaders say they’ve seen “brush fires” of anti-democratic activism that need to be countered early and often. In rolling out the Pennsylvania effort at Dickinson College in Carlisle, KOR leaders stressed their…
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Just Security: January 6th Report Exposes Ongoing, Converging Threat of Anti-Democracy Schemes and Paramilitary Violence

Editor’s note: To hear a conversation with Mary McCord and Andrew Weissmann about paths to reform after the January 6th report, including addressing paramilitary groups, listen to the Just Security podcast here. Two years ago, when rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol and ruptured our country’s tradition of the peaceful transfer of power, images of the mob’s extremism…
KOR in the News The Independent State Doctrine May Soon Be Adopted by the Supreme Court— Frightening!

After the unrelenting crusade by election deniers to overturn the 2020 election, which reached its low point, if not its end, with the January 6 riot, many Americans concerned about our democracy approached the 2022 midterms with trepidation. They breathed a sigh of relief as voters in key states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Arizona rejected…
Ari Mittleman
December 6, 2022
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City & State Pennsylvania: Supreme Court case on state legislatures could have ‘devastating consequences’

This week the Supreme Court of the United States is hearing Moore v. Harper, a case with potentially devastating consequences for our democracy. In that case the Court is considering whether to adopt the “independent state legislature” theory to interpret the election clauses of the U.S. Constitution. The gist of this theory is that since…
Jonathan Winer
December 5, 2022