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Democracy

Self-rule in a polity. In a democracy, the citizens vote on issues of governance. Often, the term also refers to a republic, in which citizens elect representatives who vote on issues of governance, but the two terms are not identical.
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With the destruction of Hearst and the Democratic Party, there were only two paths for his following to take.
Then, in order that we may see clearly what we are doing, let us imagine democracy to be divided, as indeed it is, into three classes; for in the first place freedom creates rather more drones in the democratic than there were in the oligarchical State.
Anyone who believes that the Democratic Party on the national level wants to bring the troops home now and stay clear of foreign quarrels, regime change, and nation building in the future is sadly mistaken.
Finally, in a little-noticed development, Democratic women may also play a leading role in one of the most high-profile issues facing the party over the next two years: corruption.
But he's also one of President Bush's fiercest Democratic allies on the Iraqi war as well as energy, taxes, and judicial nominations.
An unscrupulous Democratic sleep specialist might tell George Bush to take larger doses of Halcion, hoping the president would then appear even more incoherent than he normally does at speaking engagements.
Visitors to the site will be able to register to vote, access the Project's recent memo to the Democratic Party offering actions the party must take to ensure it does not remain the minority party for years to come, and sign up for future Project memos.
Both gained statewide attention for those tax measures, WSRC President Davis says, giving them an edge in their challenges to Democratic congressional incumbents.
Civil society is here understood in the definition given by Larry Diamond, "Toward Democratic Consolidation," Journal of Democracy, 5, 3 (July 1994): 5-6.
30 Ivy Street, SE (adjacent to Democratic National Headquarters)
The development of democracy henceforth puts into question that which has been the triple condition of our democratic life, and in truth, of our civilization: the sovereign state, the political nation, and the Atlantic community.

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