Issues / Democracy & Governance
The U.S. military sits at the center of a dispute that's plagued the peaceful island of Okinawa for decades.
If they wanted to, members of Congress could share the secret TPP text with the American people. Here's how.
Even as the U.S. and Europe reach out to Belarus amid tensions with Russia, the country is resurrecting controversial Soviet-era policies.
Jeffrey Sterling learned the hard way that the feds will throw the book at anyone who embarrasses them.
The fight to free the WikiLeaks whistleblower continues in the courts of law and public opinion — but justice is expensive.
I served two years in prison for exposing the CIA's torture program. Why are the men responsible for it walking free?
An innovative new tax could fund climate transition and help rebuild the social safety net. So why is the White House knocking it?
Membership in Poland’s Solidarity trade union is shrinking and the aging leadership blocks the way of new blood.
A Washington gathering of Persian Gulf autocrats sums up the absurdity of America's relationship with some of the world's most oppressive regimes.
With Singapore's longtime strongman now passed away, some expect the statelet's authoritarian political culture to follow him into the grave.