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Ontario Premier Doug Ford attends a photo opportunity on a construction site in Brampton as he kicks off his re-election campaign on May 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Ontario election: 4 ways Doug Ford has changed the province’s politics

Looking back on Ford’s four years in power reveals four themes in his approach to governance — and what the next four years might have in store if he wins again.
For some, promoting cryptocurrencies is political activism. Vasil Dimitrov/E+ via Getty Images

Behind the crypto hype is an ideology of social change

Many people promoting cryptocurrencies are looking for something bigger than the future of financial transactions. They’re aiming to break free of governments and corporations.
Once upon a time, buckling up was new behavior. Harold M. Lambert/Archive Photos via Getty Images

Seat belts and smoking rates show people eventually adopt healthy behaviors – but it can take time we don’t have during a pandemic

Public health recommendations have always been a hard sell. Resistance to new behaviors – like the mask-wearing and social distancing advised during the COVID-19 pandemic – is part of human nature.
Joe and Jill Biden address the press the evening of the Idaho, Missouri, Michigan, Washington, Mississippi and North Dakota primaries. AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Biden’s win shows the power of Democratic moderates

It is becoming clear that this election season, the Democratic Party will likely adopt a center-left agenda.
African National Congress top six leaders. The governing party’s wishes are sometimes out of kilter with the dictates of statecraft. AFP-GettyImages/Mujahid Safodien

What it will take to build a capable state in South Africa

South Africa suffers capability deficiencies and institutional stasis due to poor political management.

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