Ten Hallmarks of American Democracy To Protect

The other night, Rachel Maddow listed ten hallmarks of American Democracy that make it uniquely American. If any of these are threatened or eliminated, we have lost a key part of our national character, and a key freedom that we cannot take for granted.

I thought it would be helpful to post this checklist, so that I (and you) can refer back to it if need be. I will be using this in the coming months as a gauge of the impact of the Trump presidency on the American experiment.

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