The Yawning Divide That Explains American Politics

To understand how American voters are being driven apart, look no further than two powerful demographic forces: gender and education. Once, the political outlooks of white men without a college degree and white women with one were similar. In recent years, the groups, which represent about 40% of voters, have moved sharply apart. Analysis of…

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Tunis suicide attack, a wake-up call on tense politics

Tunis, Tunisia – On Monday afternoon, a suicide bomb blast struck Habib Bourguiba Avenue, one of the most iconic and heavily protected places in the heart of the Tunisian capital, Tunis. A female attacker reportedly used a hand-made explosive device to target a police van, wounding at least nine people. This was the first such incident to…

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Anwar Ibrahim bids to return to heart of Malaysian politics

Port Dickson, Malaysia – On a soggy evening in a small town just south of Kuala Lumpur’s international airport, Anwar Ibrahim fires up the crowd.  Bounding up to the stage, he talks mostly in Malay, peppering his speech with English and delighting the mainly Chinese crowd with a few words of Mandarin.  He tells them…

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How Will the Kavanaugh Fight Shape Future Politics?

5:43   Sen. Susan Collins Will Vote to Confirm Judge Kavanaugh 10/5/2018 Sen. Susan Collins of Maine announced she will vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, giving him the support needed to win the lifetime appointment. In her speech to the Senate, she defended Judge Kavanaugh while acknowledging Christine Blasey Ford’s “sincere,…

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Does Bobi Wine have a future in Ugandan politics?

Freed on bail and facing a charge of treason, Ugandan MP Bobi Wine continues to speak out against what he sees as repressive tactics from the government of President Yoweri Museveni. Wine and around 30 other opposition figures were arrested last month following a tense by-election campaign event that involved stones being thrown at the president’s…

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Why the Eritrea-Ethiopia peace is good for African politics

Diplomats from Ethiopia and Eritrea are calling it a “joint declaration of peace and friendship” but that innocuous name is masking what may be one of the most important political changes in East Africa in the past 20 years. With a simple, five-pillar agreement the presidents of Ethiopia and Eritrea, which were once one country…

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