Morning Reads for the International Day of Democracy (September 15)

Good morning, and happy International Day of Democracy, a day to review the state of democracy in the world. COVID-19 has posed challenges worldwide – and not just here at home – for how best to face a global pandemic and still uphold the values of “freedom, respect for human rights, and the principle of holding periodic and genuine elections by universal suffrage.” Here are some ways to participate.

Now, let’s get to the news.

Pat Conroy

Alice Walker

Flannery O’Connor

  • Authorities in Louisiana have found and killed the 500 lb. alligator that ate someone during Hurricane Ida.
  • A prison escapee in Canberra, Australia has turned himself in after 30 years due to not being able to work during COVID.
  • A cat that fell in the stadium during Saturday’s Miami Hurricanes-Appalachian State Mountaineers game was saved by some quick-thinking fans.

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