The U.S. is No Longer a 'Full Democracy,' According to the EIU"The U.S. has been teetering on the brink of becoming a flawed democracy for several years."
Afghans Defy Taliban Threat To Vote In DrovesPresident Obama calls elections an "important milestone."
Study: Voice Votes Don't Speak VolumesResearchers found unless there was an overwhelming majority, listeners couldn't tell if the vote went "yea" or "nay."
Egypt Holds Key Vote On Country's New CharterTwo-day voting is a blow to the Muslim Brotherhood, which wanted the reinstatement of ousted president Mohammed Morsi.
AP CEO: Press Freedom v. National Security A 'False Choice'Governments that try to force citizens to decide between a free press and national security create a "false choice" that weakens democracy, and journalists must fight increasing government overreach that has had a chilling effect on efforts to hold leaders accountable, the president and CEO of The Associated Press said.
Report: Democracy Declines Worldwide For 7th Consecutive YearDemocracy declined across the globe in 2012, marking the seventh consecutive year of democratic government’s decline.

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