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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at a campaign meeting of Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary last February in New Hampshire. AOC and Bernie Sanders embody the left wing of the Democratic Party. Joe Raedle/AFP

Fact check US: Is it true that ‘In a country other than the US, Joe Biden would not be in the same party as the Democratic left’?

The US electoral system and campaign-funding mechanisms have pushed the Democratic Party toward the center of the political spectrum. But progressive ideas are gaining ground within the party.
In a widely publicized speech on the House floor, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez carefully analyzed the harmful effects of sexism in Congress. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images

How sexist abuse of women in Congress amounts to political violence – and undermines American democracy

Misogyny combined with partisan vitriol is a dangerous combination for women politicians and American democracy, says a recent House resolution denouncing ‘violence against women in politics.’
An Ohio election official on the night of the primary vote rescheduled from March 17 to April 28. AP/Gene J. Puskar

Delaying primaries helps protect incumbents as well as voters

To many, the idea that states might cancel or postpone their primary elections as a response to the COVID-19 epidemic sounds undemocratic. What’s the political effect of these postponements?
In this March 2019 photo, Central American migrants wait for food in a pen erected by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to process a surge of migrant families and unaccompanied minors in El Paso, Texas. The migrants were then destined for detention centres. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

Concentration camps have deep roots in liberal democracies

Concentration camps are by no means only synonymous with Nazi terror or totalitarianism. In fact, concentration camps have deep roots in the culture and politics of Anglo-American liberal democracies.
This now iconic picture shows representatives Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Abdullahi Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. They react at a press conference after Trump’s xenophobic remarks. AFP

These women’s accomplishments tell another story of America

In the US, women politicians from minority communities have become the leading faces of a new generation of politicians – one that will drive the 2020 elections.
Some of Guthrie’s greatest champions have had difficulties with the song. Al Aumuller/Library of Congress

The misguided attacks on ‘This Land Is Your Land’

Woody Guthrie’s anthem has become a rallying cry for immigrants. But did he really have a ‘blind spot’ for Native Americans, as some have claimed?
President Trump told four Democratic Congresswomen of color to ‘go back’ to the ‘corrupt’ countries they came from. AP/Carolyn Kaster

The rhetorical trick Trump used on the ‘Squad’ and how it could affect the vote

Difficult to pronounce, synecdoche is the form of rhetoric used by President Trump when he told four Democratic congresswomen of color to “go back” to the “corrupt” countries they came from.
Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who won her bid for a seat in the House of Representatives in New York’s 14th Congressional District, asks 2014 Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai a question at the Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. on Dec. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is shaking up old politics with her new style

Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (known as AOC), the youngest woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress, has an authentic voice that is rising in popularity.
A recent poll suggests many Canadians support the idea of a Green new Deal. Allan Lissner/flickr

The Green New Deal is going global

The idea of the Green New Deal has been around for more than a decade. Why all the fuss about it now?

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