Do US attorneys general act in the public's interest, or the interest of the president who appointed them?
Abiy Ahmed has a vision to upgrade Ethiopia's capital city but his ambitious megaprojects do not take the majority of Addis Ababa's residents into account
It is a tenet of American journalism that reporters working for the news sections of newspapers remain entirely independent of the opinion sections. But that wall may be invisible to readers.
The Trump administration is rolling back environmental regulations, claiming it's good for the economy. But research shows that conservation is better both for public health and for job creation.
Many of the public employee pension plans run by states don't have enough money in them to make upcoming pension payments to retired state workers. The pandemic could make that problem much worse.
Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered 'BLACK LIVES MATTER' to be painted on a street near the White House. The act would have been considered vandalism had it not been done by city workers.
Politics, fandom and young people dancing to speeches.
Why one city suffers significantly more deaths than another isn't always obvious. A simple experiment shows how failing to consider certain factors can point policy makers in the wrong direction.
Over the first 100 days of the pandemic, countries that quickly implemented strong policies successfully lowered their death rates faster. There were also some surprises in the successes and failures.
News-making practices in private radio broadcasting in Ghana need a re-think.
Female leaders have shone in the response to the coronavirus pandemic but is there more to it than simply having women in charge?
It's a good time to reflect on what we expect of each other and our leaders.
Innovative ideas during the lockdown could protect democracy and make it stronger and more inclusive.
Southern governors are starting to reopen their economies at the same time COVID-19 cases are spreading through the rural South.
How and when the US economy reopens will look different state to state, and for good reasons. This Q&A explains why, and why some states are working together.
As Africa battles to contain the spread of Coronavirus and limit its impact on the economy, it is imperative that such efforts are driven by local realities.
How politicians can benefit from a narrative of heroism.
In his endorsement of Biden, Obama gave his consent for his former running mate to go beyond the policy platform they built. It also freed Obama to use his rhetorical powers in the upcoming election.
Populist leaders can be a liability. Their optimistic bias and complacency, ambiguity, and ignorance of science undermine crisis management and put all at risk.
Instead of seeking to protect our health and stop the coronavirus epidemic by instituting totalitarian surveillance regimes, we should rather focus on empowering citizens.