Report: Women’s rights a canary in coal mine for democracy

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(Colorado News Connection) The United States was designated a backsliding democracy in late 2021, when it appeared on a prominent European think tank's annual global ranking. Today, half of the world's democratic governments are on the decline, according to The Global State of Democracy, a report released by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) this past November.

All politicians must lie from time to time, so why is there so much outrage about George Santos?

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The idea that politicians are dishonest is, at this point, something of a cliche - although few have taken their dishonesty as far as George Santos, U.S. representative for New York's 3rd Congressional District, who seems to have lied about his education, work history, charitable activity, athletic prowess and even his place of residence.

Voters have few options to remove George Santos from Congress – aside from waiting until the next election

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There are mounting calls from both politicians and voters to force the newly elected apparent fabulist U.S. Rep. George Santos from Congress following revelations he fabricated his background and other details of his life.