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Brand Spanking New Articles

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We have several new articles posted up to the "Articles" section of the site which I'm sure you'll all find very interesting.

The first is, "The End of Democracy?" written by Kim Zigfeld, who responds to an article in the Economist which states that the words "democracy" and "western" themselves no longer correctly define what they actually are. Also, in "Annals of Neo-Soviet Self-Destruction," she points out that Russia is incredibly setting up a commission to monitor the human rights situation in the West! One must wonder if it's all a joke.

The latest article is a commentary written by my friend Adam Goodman of The BEING HAD Times blog, which he writes from Pinsk, Belarus. His article is in response to recent anti-Semitic remarks made by the authoritarian president Alexander Lukashenka. He notes that anti-Semitism is on the rise in many corners, and whether or not such comments were intentional, they make him very, very nervous when the president of the country makes them.

So, enjoy! And as always feel free to leave your comments!

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Happy Weekend!

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We may have a new design... but that doesn't mean we've suddenly started working on the weekend! Monday will be full of great stuff, however. New articles, new commentary, and maybe even some protest babes.

Make sure to subscribe to our RSS feed, which provides updates on all of our material -- even a daily summary of the democracy news. It's an easy and quick way to see all of our content especially if you're on a slow internet connection. Check that out on the right to add it to your favorite reader!

Consider this an open thread.

And again, happy weekend!

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Good morning, sunshine

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It's a beautiful morning, and here in Boston we'll finally be reaching an exquisite 51 degrees for today's high. (Just enough to melt the ice that I have been too lazy to shovel from the patio).

The first day of the new Publius was very successful, with almost every kink worked out. We've also added some new features which you, the readers, may find very useful for keeping up to date on what goes on here. Today is a good day.

First of all, below every post you will see an updated social bookmarking toolbar that includes today's most popular sites. You can use it to save and share all of your favorite posts and articles!

Second, we have rerouted the RSS/Atom feed through Feedburner, which makes it look a lot better and is allowing us to add a lot of new features to the feed. I like RSS feeds and encourage them very much, so I've made sure that the full posts can be viewed with them. They will also provide a daily roundup of the links posted to "Democracy News" for your convenience. Sound too good to be true? Then you definitely need to check out the Syndication column on the right and subscribe!

We have a lot of great content for you as well if you're viewing the site with your browser. Scroll down to see all of the latest commentary. Also, check on the right hand side to see our latest longer, more insightful articles. You will also find the Democracy News feed. Here is a sample of the articles written since yesterday:

Feel free to leave feedback. What would you like to know our thoughts on? What would make your browsing experience more pleasurable and intellectually stimulating?

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Welcome to the new Publius!

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So, when you just typed in our URL, the first thing you probably noticed was that Publius appeared fast for once. Yes, that's right, you didn't have spare time to hit the rest room and make dinner before the main page loaded. Then you probably noticed that the color scheme is entirely different, you can use social bookmarking sites, subscribe to our RSS feed, and -- oh my -- there's now two blogs and a news feed.

What happened here??

Sekimori happened. You can thank her for all the wonderful changes that Publius is now undergoing. Thanks to her design, we will be able to rapidly expand our content. We will no longer just focus on news commentary and analysis; but shorter commentary, news and blog links, and long articles that discuss broad and powerful ideas (you'll find those on the right hand side).

I am hoping that you will like what you see, and stay awhile. If you've always wondered and never found out what Publius and its contributors are all about, check the About page as well as the contributor profiles on the right. Also don't forget to subscribe to our RSS feed and feel free to participate in discussions on any thread!

UPDATE: Alright, a few glitches have already been found. Typical stuff that we're going to have to figure out. If comments have been made on a post, the number won't necessarily show up underneath. Also, you can't search the old archives yet and for some reason when you go to them directly they aren't showing up. We definitely need to fix that. The blogroll and resources page are also not finished, but don't worry, those will be done soon.

To clarify about there being two blogs and a news feed... This space you are reading right now will be reserved for shorter commentary. Now peel your eyes away and look to the right at the "Recent Articles" sidebar, where you will see that we are also posting much longer articles with more thought and depth. You can see a full list of them by clicking on the "Articles" tab above. There is also a Democracy News feed which is constantly updated, and you will take you to a lot of news articles that are relevant to this site. Make sure to check them all out.

UPDATE 2: The Archives page is completely fixed, and the main page is updating as it should be. The Resources page and blogroll are the only things not finished. Let me know if you encounter any other issues.

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