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Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks to her supporters after officially filing to be on the ballot for the New Hampshire state primary at the State House on November 13, 2019 in Concord, New Hampshire.

The billionaire backlash to the wealth tax isn’t about money — it’s about power. And our democracy lies in the balance.

"It is no longer possible to choose democracy without also choosing to tax concentrated wealth," says author David Goldstein.

Billionaire Mark Cuban is the new owner of the domain ‘Democracy.com’

The billionaire investor made the purchase on a whim "to make sure someone didn't do something crazy with it," he told The New York Times.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, supports ranked-choice voting.

New York just embraced a revolutionary voting system that if widely adopted would change American politics forever

Under a ranked-choice system, voters can rank up to five candidates in order of preference if no single candidate wins an outright majority.
Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey takes his seat as he arrives for a House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing about Twitter's transparency and accountability.

Twitter’s ban on political ads is a ‘bold statement’ and ratchets up the pressure on Facebook amid harsh criticism over its toleranc...

The change won't cost Twitter very much, but it saves them a lot of future headaches and puts pressure on its competitors, Facebook and Google.

China accuses US of ‘political plot’ to thwart its development after House okays Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act

The legislation paves the way for sanctions against individuals deemed responsible for actions to undermine Hong Kong’s autonomy.
A pro-democracy protester throws a tree branch at a burning barricade outside of the Mongkok Police Station as a bus drives in front of it on September 22, 2019.

Hong Kong protesters say they’re prepared to fight for democracy ‘until we win or we die’

"We'd rather die in the fight than slowly suffocate to death after we lose the fight," one protester told Business Insider.

Thousands of Hong Kong protesters are waving American flags and asking Donald Trump for help

"President Trump, please liberate Hong Kong," one of theirs banners read.

Hong Kong police drew their guns and fired a warning shot after being chased by protesters

A weekend of violent clashes between protestors and police in Tsuen Wan and Kwun Tong ended with drawn guns amid pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
Protesters standoff with police during a clash in a cloud of tear gas in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong.

Hong Kong police deployed water cannons for the first time after protests over surveillance turned violent

Hong Kong pro-democracy protests broke a nearly two-week peaceful streak between police and protestors in a fight of tear gas and makeshift weaponry.
A demonstrator throws back a tear gas canister as they clash with riot police during a protest in Hong Kong, China, August 24, 2019.

Hong Kong protests descended into violence over surveillance concerns on the movement’s 12th weekend

Hundreds of protesters shut down streets and wielded slingshots, iron bars, and bricks in the fight with police over state surveillance concerns.