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Demonstrators filled the streets in Port-au-Prince last month, denouncing corruption in their government and calling for President Jovenel Moïse to resign. Rebecca Blackwell/AP Photo

Haiti crisis highlights the need for a strong civil service

Haiti is embroiled in turmoil once again as people flock to the streets to protest rampant corruption in their government. But what are the roots of the problem?
The stage is set and the cast members are in their places for impeachment hearings. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Relax, Devin Nunes – theater is essential to politics

Since its beginnings, theater has been where the public can see what was happening, a venue for transparency and a point of view on real-life scenarios. It defines the American political landscape.
Québec politician Catherine Dorion has been criticized for wearing informal attire in the provincial legislative chamber. Québec national assembly

It’s 2019: What’s the proper way for politicians to dress?

Québec Solidaire politician Catherine Dorion sparked controversy with her garb in the provincial legislature but this issue has caused uproars in parliaments around the world.
Distribution of public goods like solar panels can be influenced by political elements. Wikimedia Commons

How Ghanaian civil servants sought to resist political pressure

Contrary to stereotypes of nepotism and corruption, African governments such as Ghana's work hard to respond to need over politics. They can mostly resist politics, but not entirely.
Prime Minister-elect Justin Trudeau, accompanied by his wife, Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, arrives at Rideau Hall in 2015 for the swearing in of his new gender-balanced cabinet. Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press

Trudeau’s new cabinet: Gender parity because it’s 2019? Or due to competence?

"Because it's 2015" became a rallying cry for gender parity when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named his first cabinet that year but equality is still not the norm in the world.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi poses with Rep. Katie Hill and her husband, Kenny Heslep, in January 2019. AP Photo/Cliff Owen

Revenge porn is sexual violence, not millennial negligence

Just as domestic violence was once misunderstood and tolerated, many today fail to grasp how nude photographs can be wielded as weapons of abuse.

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