Saturday, June 24, 2017

POLITICS | GOVERNMENT

POLITICS | GOVERNMENT
autocrats

Can Silicon Valley's Autocrats Save Democracy? Jerry Davis, University of Michigan In late February, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg published an essay that laid out the social network’s vision for the coming years. The 5,700-word...
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What was your initial reaction to Trump's Twitter allegation that Obama surveilled him prior to the 2016 election? And, why did Trump meet with Russian Ambassador Kislyak during one of the campaign speeches? Many...

Rhona Smith, Newcastle University Donald Trump is said to have received a phone call from German Chancellor Angela Merkel following the announcement of his executive order suspending the US Refugee Admission Programme for 120 days....

Lauren Griffin, University of Florida If you’ve been paying attention to the news over the past week or so, you know that over the weekend America was introduced to the concept of “alternative facts.” After...

Mark Barteau, University of Michigan In the closing days of President Obama’s second term, he and leaders in the Executive Branch worked feverishly to articulate their views of the administration’s legacy – and to cement...

Luis Gómez Romero, University of Wollongong In recent years, many countries – with the conspicuous exception of Indonesia and the Philippines – have been rethinking the international war on drugs. The world, it seems, has...

Sandra Waddock, Boston College President-elect Donald Trump is poised to put in place many regressive policies in his quest to “make America great again” that are fundamentally at odds with what are generally considered progressive...

As the old aphorism says, it’s difficult to make predictions, especially about the future. Assessing the legacy of Barack Obama will be easier in a few decades when we can see the long-term consequences...

The nonpartisan model of journalism is built around the norm of covering politics as though both parties are equally guilty of all offenses. The 2016 campaign stressed that model to the breaking point with...

Japan is known for its negative attitude to immigration. While the door has been slowly opened to professionals, the Japanese government doesn’t accept low-skilled migrant workers – except on temporary work visas – and...

Donald Trump’s election is generating much speculation about how his administration may or may not reshape the federal government. On space issues, a senior Trump advisor, former Pennsylvania Rep. Bob Walker, has called for...

No one was really surprised that the Fed raised its target interest rate by one-quarter of a percentage point today. Yet some people are really upset about it and worried this will slow down...