Even experienced writers keep stylebooks handy. The AP Stylebook offers simple grammar rules and standard usage for newspaper journalists. Leading style books include the New York Times Manual of Style and Usage,The Chicago Manual of Style and Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style. Why bother. It has to do with neurons and brain pathways. The human brain likes repetitive patterns. Keeping style consistent greases the skids to conceptual understanding. It's not brain surgery.
News articles tend to be linear, with one point following another. Magazine articles often are more complex, with two or three themes bumping next to one another.
One author suggests that you write your magazine article using the double helix of DNA as a guide, weaving two themes together throughout. Op-Eds are short and snappy, with strong leads to grab reader attention.
Democracy is not a specific set of institutions but a process that requires dissent.
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Democracy is a process that assumes the majority of people,
over time, given enough accurate information,
the ability to participate in a free and open public debate,
and to vote without intimidation,
reach constructive decisions that benefit the whole of society, and
preserve liberty, protect our freedoms, extend equality,
and thus defend democracy itself.