From the daily archives: Monday, May 1, 2017

ATHENS – Former U.S. Congressman Zack Space didn’t go full Bulworth last week speaking to Athens County Democrats, but he did deliver one of the most candid assessments of the major threats facing American democracy I’ve seen in a public speech.

The two biggest threats to democracy, Space said, are gerrymandered U.S. congressional districts and the undue influence of campaign donations and moneyed interests.

He said that these things have combined to undermine citizens’ faith in the institutions and systems behind the American constitutional republic.

“People have lost faith. They have lost faith in the Democratic Party. They have lost […]

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