Shops were closed and streets were empty across Sudan on Sunday, the first day of a general strike called for the start of the workweek by protest leaders demanding the resignation of the ruling military council.
By Bassam Hatoum, Samy Magdy, Associated Press
The demonstrations that have swept through northern Africa and ousted long-time strongmen are not yet over. Protesters in Sudan, Algeria, Libya and Mali are continuing to call for democratic reforms. Amid this moment of regional volatility, international power struggles threaten…
By Nick Schifrin
House Democrats on Friday unveiled their first bill for the new Congress, a good-government package to limit big money in politics, make it easier for citizens to vote and require presidents to disclose their tax returns.
By Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press
Weeks before the 2018 midterm elections, concerns remain about possible voter suppression tactics in various regions of the U.S. Why do voter roll purges, voter ID requirements and poll shutdowns disproportionately affect minority communities? Emory University professor Carol Anderson joins…
By Vic Pasquantonio
"It’s a gift that we live in a democracy," says Roosevelt's granddaughter, Nancy Ireland. "And we don’t want that threatened or taken away due to lack of interest or lack of understanding of what it means."…
Former President Obama aimed sharp criticism at President Trump in a speech at the University of Illinois, where he also called on Democrats to vote in the midterm elections and warned that the biggest threat to democracy is indifference.
Our adversaries believe many Americans are susceptible to foreign manipulation. As educators, we should think carefully about whether our schools have played a role.
Philosopher Martha Nussbaum wrote her latest book, “The Monarchy of Fear,” to better understand the 2016 election. She tells Jeffrey Brown that when fear gets into the mix, we fail to work out actual problems.
Democracy faced its most serious crisis in decades last year. That stark verdict comes from the annual report of Freedom House, which charted the world's 12th consecutive year of decline in freedom. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Ohio…
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