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Democracy in South Africa
Democracy in South Africa
A Wake-Up Call for South Africa’s ANC

A memo to South Africa’s ruling party: You’ve got competition.

Democracy in South Africa
Elections in South Africa: A Referendum on the ANC

South African voters decide today whether to blame the ANC for the country’s woes or give the old anti-apartheid party another chance.

Democracy in South Africa
South Africa’s Most Important Elections Since Mandela

If the pro-business opposition is successful in prying major cities away from the ANC, these elections could go down in history as the beginnings of genuine multiparty democracy in South Africa.

Democracy in South Africa
Court to Zuma: Enough Already

Perennial scandal-maker (and political survivor) Jacob Zuma is on the hot seat once again, this time over his palatial taxpayer-funded estate.

Democracy in South Africa
South African Opposition Elects “Obama of Soweto” As Leader

A charismatic, Soweto-born GQ-listed preacher is the new face of the South African opposition.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

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