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The satirical magazine has long been a unique example of conservatism and iconoclasm.
Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court on December 3, 2018, in Washington.
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Despite a historically diverse high court, its voting rules often fail to include minority viewpoints. That could be avoided if justices decided their cases by unanimous vote.
Students who take political science classes in college are more likely to be civically engaged.
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Taking just one political science class makes college students more likely to show up at the polls, two researchers find.
We can’t afford to overlook the effects of a worsening climate.
Humanity faces an extraordinary threat - why are so many of us not motivated into action?
Politics has become a low-trust, high-blame environment that has left public servants under near constant threat of attack.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh during a visit to Québec City on Sept. 3. During the campaign, he didn’t show that he really understood Québec issues.
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The NDP had disappointing results in Québec during the federal election. The party must do some serious introspection.
The Australian people will be best served by separating science from politics.
Late Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s, seen in this 2004 photograph, is one leader whose legacy will linger for long.
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Bouteflica’s two decades in power were the most damaging Algeria had experienced since independence from France in 1962.
Red sky at night, federal workers take fright?
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Congress is working on a spending bill to avert another government shutdown. Scholars explain what’s in store if they fail.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: The push to run independents on issues of climate and integrity.
Michelle Grattan discusses the rise of independent candidates in the 2022 federal election and how their campaigns will be helped by a big war chest and plenty of strategic advice
Another door closes on federal police reform.
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Months of bipartisan talks in Congress aimed at reaching consensus over policing reforms have ended with no agreement. Two policing scholars argue that federal efforts are better placed focusing on supporting local measures.
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Only 7% of Australia’s federal MPs have backgrounds in science. What would it look like if they were a majority?
Jerry Rawlings became a stalwart of democracy on the continent later in his life.
Rawlings was a polarising figure, a person who led two coups in Ghana before twice being elected president in multiparty polls.
Across the world, people have become less likely to take part in elections in recent decades.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: British High Commissioner Vicki Treadell on AUKUS and climate change.
Michelle Grattan discusses Australia's international relations alongside issues such as climate change and trade with British High Commissioner Vicki Treadell.
The world’s pledges so far aren’t enough to stop climate change, U.N. data show.
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A growing number of countries and companies have pledged to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 or earlier. But there’s a catch – they still plan to keep emitting greenhouse gases.
After Brexit, COVID, Afghanistan and more, a look at where the EU stands on key issues.
Former president Laurent Gbagbo may be a rallying figure for opposition movement in Cote d'Ivoire.
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Former president Laurent Gbagbo’s interest in forming a new party reflects an opportunity to re-imagine opposition politics in Cote d’ Ivoire.
Gavin Newsom’s victory could provide a national strategy for Democrats.
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The state’s Democratic governor held off an attempt to oust him by some margin. His victory provides a pathway for the national party, and a reminder of the mobilizing power of the state.
President Joe Biden addresses the nation on latest coronavirus plan.
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President Biden outlined a six-point strategy to confront the pandemic. But two public health scholars believe it would work better with help from states.