- Dec 18 20165 minutes
The Elusive Definition Of 'Fascist'
Fascism is in the running to be Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year. But it’s not the right word for the current moment.
- Dec 26 20164 minutes
In Poland, The Stench Of Swamp Clearing
Democracy is in peril in the Central European nation | “They are using communist-style methods and methodology”
- Dec 30 20164 minutes
2016, Summed Up In A Word
For Australians, it’s actually two words: “democracy sausage.” For Austrians, it’s one very, very long one.
- Aug 8 20161 minute
Thais Vote on a New Constitution Under the Military’s Thumb
CHARLIE CAMPBELL THAILAND IS HOLDING A REFERENDUM on a new constitution Aug. 7, but many international observers consider it a farce. The ruling military government has banned independent monitoring of the vote and threatened prison terms of up to 1
- Dec 5 20163 minutes
The 'Civilian Control Of The Military' Fallacy
Retired officers like James Mattis who are nominated for civilian posts should be judged on their merits—not disqualified on the basis of their past service.
- Dec 10 20165 minutes
A Cure For Post-Election Malaise
Civic participation offers a way out of the 2016 doldrums.
- Dec 7 20166 minutes
Despair And Hope In Trump’s America
Americans are optimistic about the communities they live in—but not their nation. Why?
- Dec 3 20164 minutes
The Case For The Cuba Embargo
Senator Robert Menendez explains why he thinks Obama opened to the island too soon.
- Jan 9 20176 minutes
A Voter In His 20s Gives Up On Liberal Democracy
He supported Donald Trump on the theory that “his illiberal tendencies are actually a feature rather than a bug.”
- Jan 19 20175 minutes
Why Some Democrats In Congress Refuse To Attend Trump's Inauguration
“Trump is absolutely trying to attack our democratic institutions and to make the country more authoritarian,” one Democratic lawmaker warns.