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As America prepares to vote again, a question remains from 2016: are the Russians still “meddling” with US elections? Meantime, are Republican election officials in Georgia and Kansas suppressing the vote to serve their own interests? Those updates and the latest on climate change: President Trump...
One of America’s leading feminist writers says women have changed history since Ancient Greece. And, she says, they’ll do it again. The backlash to President Trump was just the beginning. Record numbers of women are running for congress, state governorships and local offices. She tells Warren about...
Republicans have secured their long-term goal: a right-wing majority on the U.S. Supreme Court. There are conflicting expectations for rulings on abortion, immigration, voting rights--and the powers of both the White House and Congress. In this divided nation, public trust in the rule of law is...
President Trump has denied Russian interference in the U.S. election. However, carefully gathered evidence shows that Russian hacking and social media made a difference. Especially important: targeting of African Americans, veterans and Christian fundamentalists. News coverage was oblivious to the...
Voting may be the lynchpin of democracy, but it’s not a right guaranteed by the Constitution. The Founding Fathers set the stage for the dirty tricks and legal discrimination we see today. Just weeks before the November elections, two experts update voter suppression strategies and the role played...
Full story - May 05, 2017
Official posters of the candidates for the 2017 French presidential election, Emmanuel Macron, left, head of the political movement En Marche!, or Onwards!, and Marine Le Pen, of French National Front (FN).
Technology is transforming societies more deeply than the political vibrations of 2017.
Full story - February 08, 2017
François Fillon (2nd L), a former French prime minister, a member of The Republicans political party and 2017 presidential candidate of the French center-right, and Troyes Mayor Francois Baroin visit Le Coq Sportif factory as they attend a campaign visit
François Fillon boasted a healthy lead in this year’s French presidential elections but then an article published in late January revealed that his wife had earned more than €900,000 ($963,225) over the course of 12 years — while Fillon was a senator and prime minister — for an assistant job that she appeared never to have actually done.
Full story - January 31, 2017
Kirk W. Johnson
This author wanted to tell @realdonaldtrump how his travel ban executive order could backfire, by discouraging Iraqi interpreters and allies from helping the US in the fight against ISIS.
Full story - October 28, 2016
The entrance of the Icelandic Pirate Party headquarters
In elections this weekend, Iceland's Pirate Party is expected to win big — perhaps enough to becoming the country's ruling party.
Full story - October 03, 2016
People inspect a damaged site after airstrikes
Daily life in parts of Syrian is violent, with attacks by forces aligned with the Syrian regime, as well as by forces aligned with the West.
Full story - September 26, 2016
Hostra University students are pictured playing the roles of the candidates and moderator.
Many characterize the "presidential debates" more as joint appearances or joint press conferences, rather than debates. And the Byzantine rules that cover the debates go back decades.
Full story - September 19, 2016
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with reporters during a visit for a summit of former Soviet republics at Kyrgyzstan's international Manas airport outside Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, September 17, 2016.
A closer look into the "bromance."
Full story - May 26, 2016
Israel's new defense minister, Avigdor Lieberman, left, next to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as they sign a coalition deal to broaden the government's parliamentary majority on May 25.
The US editor for Israeli daily Ha’aretz says the hard-right defense minister isn't all that different from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government, but "his bark may turn out worse than his bite."
Full story - May 11, 2016
Rodrigo Duterte
Rodrigo Duterte is set to be the next leader of the Philippines, and has promised: “I will be a dictator, no doubt about it. But only against the forces of evil.”
Full story - April 26, 2016
A protester stands in front of a burning barricade during a demonstration in Cairo January 28, 2011.
It's been five years since the Arab Spring started, with hopes for tremendous change for residents of dictatorships throughout the region. Most of those protests failed, though two authors say it's too soon to judge.