Op-Ed

Is Democracy Overrated?

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist   Long before China and India became the economic wonders of Asia, there was Singapore, a small, diverse country with no natural resources that took the audacious step of breaking away from the Malaysian federation in 1965 to become an Read More

Op-Ed

Neutering Democracy in Michigan

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist You may not have heard about this. Earlier this month, a piece of legislation was introduced in the Michigan state legislature that is aimed at killing democracy. Entitled the “Local government employer mandate prohibition act,” this bill would block cities Read More

World

Mozambique Elections Declared Free and Clear

Emmanuel Camillo and Lynsey Chutel, ASSOCIATED PRESS   MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Observer missions declared Mozambique’s national election free and fair as votes continued to be counted on Friday. The ruling party candidate in the southern African country was leading in early returns, officials said. Felipe Nyusi, Mozambique’s defense minister and Read More

Op-Ed

Michigan: Where Democracy Used to Live!

By Wendell Anthony NNPA Guest Columnist   One Hundred- and 80 years ago in his journey across America to report on “Democracy in America,” the great French writer Alexis de Tocqueville said: “There is hardly a political question in the United States that does not Read More

No Picture
Op-Ed

Democracy on Trial

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist On Election Day, I found myself thinking about Venezuela. In the context of a hotly contested race for the presidency of the country, all reports indicated that the Venezuelan elections were handled smoothly with very few problems.  This was true Read More