The author's novels, famous for their bleakly sociopathic depiction of American culture, testify to the insanity and abusiveness that surround us.
Recent history shows politicians should think twice before using refugees and asylum seekers for electoral gain.
As the adult children of baby boomers start inheriting their parents' wealth, it's time we looked seriously at taxing this unearned income.
With the polls showing a clear trend to the left, are we also witnessing a fundamental shift in the way New Zealand governments are formed?
The poor resourcing of media houses in Ghana has contributed to political corruption
A desperate opposition turns to a divisive but determined veteran to rescue its fortunes. But will her old-school politics be enough to combat the 'Jacinda effect'?
The value of women to political tickets in Ghana is being recognised as more women are contesting elections at various levels.
A political scientist says the protests against police violence that have swept the US signal welcome social change -- and could dramatically alter the work she's done for five years.
A scholar of slavery in the British Empire describes the first boycott against sugar made with slave labor in the West Indies.
Big businesses often engage in social activism because they want to sway public policy outcomes. They’re not exclusively trying to appeal to liberal customers.
If teenagers organizing on social media can hamper a presidential campaign rally, how challenging is it to manipulate elections?
Germany, New Zealand and Taiwan share a common trait beyond having women in the top job.
Millions of dollars are spent every election by corporations that want to influence state regulations and policies, and that's likely to continue in the upcoming election.
Few of those in the K-pop industry have donated or even spoken out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
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.