The Political Polarization That Elected Jair Bolsonaro Still Hangs Over Brazil's Democracy
The left-right divide—a healthy feature of a pluralist political system—is so toxic now that divergence of opinion has surpassed the realm of policymaking.
Can Compassion Become a Central Part of American Politics?
The 2020 election cycle is already bringing to light the innate conflict in our political system between individualism and policies that benefit entire communities.
What Role Will Religion Play for Democratic Presidential Candidates in 2020?
Pete Buttigieg and Julián Castro have made their faith a pillar of their political platforms, signaling potentially larger shifts within American politics.
Faith and Religion in Public Life Are Not Replacements for Reform
The National Prayer Breakfast is one of the few events that attempts to highlight unity over partisan divides, but prayers don't result in meaningful policy changes.
The Increasingly Fraught State of Brazil's Presidential Elections
The outcome of this year's election will likely set the stage for the murky years to come, be those years of recovery—or persistent chaos.
How Corruption Has Dampened Brazilian Affection for the World Cup
Brazilians have become increasingly disenchanted with soccer as political scandals continue to cloud the country's news cycle.
Is the Trump Administration Giving Religion an Outsized Role in Public Policy?
Based on recent actions by the president, it appears Trump's idea of creating opportunities for religious values in America involves turning religion into an arm of the state.
Lessons From Brazil’s Approach to Tackling Sexual Harassment
The Maria da Penha Law has been seen as a turning point for the fight against domestic violence in Brazil.