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Marco Rubio Is No Jack Kennedy – and We Don’t Need One, Either

Why America is better off without a “pay any price, bear any burden” president.

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The Old School, New School Media Battle Over Whether a Coup Took Place in Burundi

Burundian military officials used local radio to announce a coup d'état on Wednesday. But the president, who is currently in Tanzania, rejected those claims on social media.

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Democracy Does Not Live by Tech Alone

Democracy is in crisis — and more apps won’t save it. Instead, bring decision-making back to the people.

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An Earthquake Exposes Nepal’s Political Rot

The disaster could spur urgently needed democratization. But don't hold your breath.

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Why Ukraine’s Mini Sex Scandal Is a Sign of Progress

A legislator resigns after getting caught texting a lover. Ukraine’s parliament finally knows: the people are watching.

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