Issues / Democracy & Governance
For the far right, the pandemic is a chance to enact border controls and erode the rule of law. It could also expose their utter incompetence.
Austerity and an anti-immigrant blockade left Italy with an older population and underfunded health care. Could the same happen here?
Closed borders and ICE raids mean crowded detention centers and camps, which is always inhumane. In a pandemic, it’s a global public health threat.
Trump’s message to governors on lifesaving medical equipment — “get it yourselves” — is grimly appropriate in a country without national health care.
Donald Trump attempts to take out his electoral adversaries one by one, Mafia-style.
India is tilting toward fascism with U.S. backing. That’s not just dangerous for Indians — Americans should beware, too.
Under its pro-Trump secretary general, a politicized OAS has botched electoral missions across the hemisphere — and even precipitated a coup.
They persist because, for Americans, they don't exist.
It’s hard to overstate the cost — in dollars and security — of our many wars. What do the candidates say?
Whether it’s Russian hackers, deadly viruses, or unscrupulous investors, the Trump administration has made it much easier for some foreign agents to destabilize the United States.