Issues / Democracy & Governance
When human beings are framed as a national security threat, barbed wire is the next logical step. But unlike during the Japanese internment, today there's high-level political resistance.
Authoritarian governments have tried to rig elections for ages. More dangerous are the far-right leaders concentrating their power by relatively fair elections.
The Turkish leader’s party has lost Istanbul, but Erdogan may respond by provoking a foreign policy crisis to consolidate his power.
It's the best way to stop the global race to the bottom that hurts workers everywhere, not just those in low-income countries.
Deepfake technology undermines any hope of once again conducting national conversations on the basis of observable reality.
Democracy faces a global crisis. And this crisis couldn’t be coming at a worse time.
There’s nothing “uncontrollable” about people applying for asylum. All the U.S. has to do is meet its obligations under international law.
For Donald Trump, tariffs are a substitute for diplomacy, just as harassment in his personal life is a substitute for normal human interaction
U.S. military aid to the Philippines doesn't defend the country from invaders. It's turned inward, against the poor, journalists, and human rights defenders.
Whether authorities classify an act as “terrorist” depends almost entirely on who carries it out, not what they did.