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Much at Stake for Rwanda's Future as US Stands Against Unlimited Term Limits for Despot Presidency

Alice Gatebuke | Posted 10.02.2015 | World
Alice Gatebuke

The United States' stance against Rwanda ending term limits in time for President Paul Kagame to seek a third election and perpetuate his repressive regime in Kigali is a welcome step in the right direction, but it mustn't end there.

Money Talks and That Starts With Your Vote

Kallen Diggs | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Kallen Diggs

Election season is something that often comes for most citizens around the world. Some people vote in some or all elections while others may only focus on the presidential elections. It is something that people do quite often because they believe that their vote makes a difference.

Aging Voting Machines Are a Threat to Democracy

Lawrence Norden | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics
Lawrence Norden

There are some political problems that defy easy solutions -- the rise of extreme partisanship, or our broken campaign finance system, for instance. But it should not be difficult to rally our elected leaders to remedy an eminently fixable problem threatening our democracy.

Bill Clinton Blames GOP, Media For Hillary E-mail Uproar

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton faulted congressional Republicans and a pliant news media for the fallout over Hillary Clinton’s private email se...

All-In for the Primaries

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics
Bobbie Brinegar

Democracy is better served when more people participate. Let's open our primary process to all voters.

The Black Box: Top Two Primaries

Judy Frankel | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Political professionals and lobbyists often name a bill the opposite of what it does. The Clean Air Act, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, and the No Child Left Behind Act are all disingenuously named.

The State of the GOP Voters

Kevin Price | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics
Kevin Price

Just a few years ago, politicians with the experience of Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz would have been considered lightweights and have "no business" running for the highest office in the land. Today they are being treated as establishment guys by many voters.

Trickle Down Failure Leads to Anarchy in the UK - Who's Next?

Phil Davis | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

You can ignore it if it makes you feel better but at least take these signs seriously and take what the media says with a grain of salt - guys who have billions of dollars are simply not going to tell you their assets are 20% over-valued, are they?

Ideas for Fair Elections

Jackie DeHon | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics
Jackie DeHon

I have long been worried about the damage done by the Electoral College. It may have served us well in the past, but after the 2000 election debacle and other such elections, I believe it's time to dismantle this antique and consign it to a national museum!

Why the Resignation of Otto Pérez Molina Matters for U.S. Policy towards Guatemala

Laura Weiss | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics
Laura Weiss

Congress is still debating Obama's proposed $1 billion aid package to Central America. In the past years, the majority of funding to Central America, allocated through the Central America Regional Security Initiative, has mainly focused on the drug war and fighting gangs.

How Countries Fight Against Political Spending That Corrupts Democracy

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 09.02.2015 | World
Frances Moore Lappe

I want to find out how other countries are fighting for democracy against its corruption by powerful private interests. My learning began in a conversation with Secretary General Yves Leterme of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), a Stockholm-based organization of 28 member states.

Americans Already Know How to Fix This Economy

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Unfortunately, things are getting harder for workers who want to organize. Many states have passed so-called "right-to-work" laws that do nothing but make it harder to form a union. Others have limited collective bargaining rights.

Book Review: Minute Zero

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 09.01.2015 | Books
Taylor Dibbert

Minute Zero by Todd Moss is a diplomatic thriller set in Zimbabwe. Protagonist Judd Ryker, head of a special unit within the U.S. Department of State, is sent to the troubled country just before a presidential election. An authoritarian is being challenged in his quest to continue in power.

A Dangerous Shift Against Democracy in Tanzania

Freeman Aikaeli Mbowe | Posted 08.28.2015 | World
Freeman Aikaeli Mbowe

For our entire history as a sovereign nation, Tanzania has been ruled by only one party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi, the Party of the Revolution. In 1992, for the first time, a multi-party political system was instituted. Since then, the opposition parties have grown gradually stronger.

Experts Can't Agree On Whether Voting-Booth Selfies Will Destroy Democracy

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

A recent ruling out of New Hampshire has election-law experts wondering out loud whether the ballot selfie is the next great threat to American democ...

5 Ways Educators Can Take Back Their Professional Narrative

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.25.2015 | Education
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Regardless of political ideology, educators must reclaim their profession. I know you don't seek attention. You just want to teach, but it's time for a PR offensive of your own. It's time for the experts to drive the narrative, and below are five ways to do that.

Native Vote Could Make The Difference In Canada's Elections

The Huffington Post | Julian Brave Noisecat | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

Canada is facing a critical moment in its history. The Canadian dollar is at an 11-year low, and some say the country is in a recession. Oil produce...

Why the Press Can't Figure Out Trump

Richard Brodsky | Posted 08.24.2015 | Media
Richard Brodsky

Read, or better yet, talk to a political reporter or Republican operative about the Donald and you find a pattern. Left, Middle and most of the Right there is contempt, head-shaking and bad, predictable jokes.

Lincoln 2.0?

Robert Moran | Posted 08.22.2015 | Politics
Robert Moran

Could we ever vote for an Abraham Lincoln 2.0 - an artificial intelligence built to replicate the decision making style of one of our most accomplished Presidents?

Robert Moran | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics
Robert Moran


5 Ways Leaders Survive Election Season at Work

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Yes, election season is upon us, and believe it or not, it is possible to survive election cycles with your leadership integrity and the trust of your team intact. Use these five practical tips to avoid sabotaging your team's success with your own personal political biases.

Mauritania: Scholar Warns of "Implosion" Unless Leadership Embraces Change

Till Bruckner | Posted 08.18.2015 | World
Till Bruckner

I spoke with Amadou Sall, a lecturer of social anthropology at the University of Nouakchott and leading member of the Mauritanie Perspectives think tank, about politics, social change and the prospects for democracy in this rapidly changing West African nation.

The Terrible Plight of the Average American Voter, Left and Right

Norman Lear | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics
Norman Lear

They are fed up with American leadership in every sector of our current culture, be they corporate, union, pharmaceutical, legal or political leaders. In their emotionally crowded lives American voters despair of being aided, let alone led by them.

Republican Presidential Candidate George Pataki Is Polling at Five Percent Among Likely Pataki Voters

Galanty Miller | Posted 08.13.2015 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Unfortunately for Donald Trump, his most recent verbal attack on women only pushed his poll numbers up by a few points. However, there are far more offensive and misogynistic things yet to be said. And he'll say them. And that should boost his popularity among likely Republican voters.

Presidential Character Counts

Christopher Phillips | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics
Christopher Phillips

Would you consider voting for someone for President with whom you often disagree on specific stances, but whom you feel in your heart of hearts is practicing the virtues that you most prize? Is it time to resuscitate the tradition of old of voting for candidates on virtue-based criteria?