Issues / Democracy & Governance
The Philippine strongman was counting on China to quash a UN resolution to investigate his brutal “war on drugs.” They failed.
Trump’s war on immigrants recalls the absurdity of Stalin’s purges — and a few of his supporters, at least, are starting to notice.
Poor and working communities stand to gain the most from protections against corporations that expose them to pollution.
The world has enough water for 7 billion people, but not if countries waste, hoard, or weaponize it.
Trump and Kim getting along is better than the alternative, but there's no denying troubling similarities in the two men's political styles.
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.