Autocracy is making a comeback, seeping into parts of the world where it once appeared to have been vanquished. But it is a sleeker, subtler and more sophisticated version than before, twisting democratic principles into tools of state control. Here are the stories of citizens fighting back.
Story by Griff Witte | Photos by Michael Robinson Chavez
The northern edge of the snow storm pushed into southern Fairfax and southern Prince George’s counties late this afternoon. A few flurries are possible inside the Beltway and along the I-66 corridor, but no accumulation is expected.
The law was approved by voters in June but overturned months later by the D.C. Council. Now advocates are trying to hold a referendum on the council’s action — essentially asking voters to repeal the repeal.
The millennial generation has arrived in school board politics. Maybe not in great numbers, and not everywhere. But surely in one Maryland school system, where millennials once again make up a majority of elected board members.
The Washington Post found that nearly half of the women who were murdered during the past decade were killed by an intimate partner. In an analysis of five cities, about a third of the male killers were known to be a potential threat ahead of the attack.
With Parliament set to vote on her compromise exit plan, protesters mounted a “Brexit Betrayal” demonstration, demonizing May. A larger crowd of counterprotesters also rallied, some calling for a second referendum.