Vote sign in a window with masked man looking at it in reflection

US could stand to dial down democracy, says economist

US politics

When it comes to democracy, less may be more.

Protesters wa;l through the streets of a city carrying Russian flags and large signs written in Russian.

Laws are chipping away at democracy around the world

Global Politics

John Oliver Is the Best Thing To Happen To Voter Apathy Since 2008’s Barack Obama

Arts, Culture & Media
The White House.

What theoretical physics says about the future of our government

Global Politics
Protesters in Prague show symbolic red cards to Czech President Milos Zeman on the anniversary of the Velvet Revolution in 2014.

Things just got shaky for the last liberal democracy in Central Europe

Global Politics
Elif Koc, 18, shapes a customer's eyebrows at the Twins salon in Istanbul. Kroc is voting yes on Sunday's referendum. But she says the issue is dividing her family.

Is Turkey’s referendum a vote for more efficient government, or a power grab?

Global Politics

Polls suggest the April 16 race is close and many are still undecided.

Cuban artist Tania Bruguera has been arrested by authorities in Havana three times in recent years.

Cuba’s most controversial artist sketches the island’s post-Fidel future

Global Politics

Fidel Castro’s death has this Cuban artist declaring it’s time for the island to reinvent itself.

Three people pose

These elected officials are among the few who were born outside the US

Election 2016

Immigrants make up 13 percent of the population but only one percent of the current Congress. A few more are joining the ranks this year, though.

Activists in Turkey are silhouetted against a screen showing President Tayyip Erdogan during a pro-government demonstration in Ankara, Turkey, July 17, 2016.

Turkish authorities owe their very survival to the free press they attempt to throttle


When Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wanted to reach out to those who opposed the attempted coup last week, he didn’t dial-in to a government-supported media outlet.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying looks on as he meets journalists in Hong Kong.

Facebook’s new ‘angry’ emoji has become a powerful weapon for Hong Kong activists


Hong Kong pro-democracy activists have found a powerful weapon for attacking leaders they claim are in Beijing’s pocket.