Category: Elections

Jonathan Watts: Will Brazil elect Marina Silva as the world’s first Green president?

Born into a poor, mixed-race Amazon family, Marina Silva is on the verge of a stunning election win after taking over her party

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Richard Falk: Ahmet Davutoğlu as Turkish Foreign Minister, and Now Prime Minister

Turkey is poised to play a crucial role as a force for peace and justice in the roiled waters of the Middle East, in surrounding regions and sub-regions, and even in the world

Dan Rath: Why Rob Ford will win again in Toronto

Four factors point toward re-election of Mayor Rob Ford in Toronto’s municipal election

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Paul Street: Reflections on a Bernie Sanders Presidential Run

Why work to help the United States’ frankly oligarchic elections and candidate-as-“savior” arrangement seem like anything different than what it really is – a coldly cynical plutocratic caricature of democracy?

Debbie Elliott: Freedom Strategy Put To The Test At Democratic National Convention

The party may have left the convention without votes, but it changed the way politics was waged for generations to come

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Badri Raina: Troubled Times for the Constitutional Republic

It will be crucial to see in the days to come how segments of the corporate class who exerted enormously to bring about the present government in India may evaluate these developments

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Steve Early: Last Minute Left-Liberal Unity?

Richmond Line-Up Reshuffled for Fall Contest With Chevron

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Daniel Marty: Is the New Leader of Spain’s PSOE the Change Spain Needs?

Virtually unknown to the general public prior to July 26th, Pedro Sánchez was far from being a leader within the PSOE itself

Steven Rosenfeld: Discriminatory Jim Crow Voting Laws Abound

The worst states are all in the Old South

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Sue Sturgis: Debunking the Wild Claims Used to Justify Voter ID Laws

Number of states that have passed laws requiring voters to show some form of identification at the polls: 34

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