How Technology Is Changing the Way We Perceive Democracy
New innovations are forcing citizens to revisit some foundational questions of governance about who should be shaping the future of the country.
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.
Are We on the Verge of a New Era of Political Reform?
Americans are deeply frustrated with how democracy is working in the United States and that could lead to a change in the status quo.
The Sudanese Military Removes President Omar al-Bashir (in Photos)
Protests in Sudan continued following President Omar al-Bashir's ouster, after the military dissolved the government and suspended the country's constitution.
How to Circumvent the Electoral College and Enact a Popular Vote
Fourteen states have signed a law pledging their electoral votes to the national popular vote winner, regardless of whether that candidate wins the state.
How Communities in the U.K. Are Taking on Fracking
The Conservative British government has rallied behind fracking, but in Lancashire and beyond, locals are pushing back.
How Trump Is Damaging Democracy, According to One Political Scientist
A Cornell University government scholar warns that false claims of voter fraud have dangerous long-term implications.
What You Need to Bring to the Polls to Vote in Every State
Want to vote but unsure of your state's laws? Don't worry, we've got you covered.
What Does the Election of Jair Bolsonaro Mean for Brazilian Democracy?
Bolsonaro's angry, populist campaign rhetoric led many newspapers and public figures worldwide to declare his candidacy a threat to the country's 33-year-old democracy.
A $380 Million Government Fund Meant to Protect Elections May Be Too Little, Too Late
The federal government has released data on how states will spend money set aside for election infrastructure. But questions remain about how much it will help secure the 2018 election.
The Rise of Democracy in Turkey Threatens President Erdoğan's Rule
While most of the attention is focused on the growing economic crisis in the country, Recep Erdoğan must deal with another serious problem: democratic dissent.
Here's More Evidence Facebook Is Harming Democracy
A second study links use of the social media platform with lower political knowledge.
How the Cambodian Government Is Trying to Chill the Push for Fair Elections
Prime minister Hun Sen wants it both ways: He wants to claim a democratic mantle but doesn't want to deal with the pesky competition that comes with a genuine election.
Tensions Between Openness and Security Could Determine the Future of the Internet
If liberal-democratic countries don't do more to challenge trends toward authoritarian Web practices, the reigning view of the Internet may soon become far more restrictive.
Russia's Fraught History With the False Promises of Democracy
Vladimir Putin has created a non-democratic model that leveraged the failures of previous attempts at democracy in its ascent to dominance.
'There Is No Such Thing as Democracy': After the Election, It's Government as Usual in Lebanon
Voters mostly stayed home for the country's first elections in nearly a decade, and in the end, the same families remained in power.
Letter From Nairobi, Kenya: Watching Kenya's Deadly Elections Unfold
The night before the election results were announced, opposition leader Raila Odinga was in the lead. But when Kenyans woke up the next morning, the election had unexpectedly flipped in favor of incumbent president Mwai Kibaki.