Politics is rife with failures of all kinds. Take for instance the failure of identity politics in the U.S. or the failure of political rights under Fidel Castro.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's successive emergency managers are now gone from Flint, but the wreckage of their rule there still pollutes many homes. The crisis in Flint is, on the surface, about water.
Bill C-309 is the latest attempt by the Harper Government to strangle dissent. Specifically, it makes it illegal to wear a mask at an "unlawful" protest.
For 2,500 years, political thinkers warned against the danger in a democracy of the tyranny of the majority, where the rights of the minority count for nothing.
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The uprisings in the Middle East have shaken some of the prejudices against Arabs and led Westerners to see people in the Muslim countries of the Middle East as simply people struggling for justice.
Minimally engaged citizens are not equipped to deal with politicians who are willing to actually destroy the foundations of democracy and violate its most basic principles.
The Egyptian government refused to allow all but a few marchers to cross the border into Gaza. Joel Beinin says this is on par with the kind of repression Egyptian pro-democracy activists face daily.
The latest public facility to become off-limits during the 2010 Olympic is the Whistler Public Library.
Sophie and Mohamed Harket can celebrate having his conditions eased. Monia Mazigh -- who fought for justice for her husband, Maher Arar -- wonders if the end is in sight for security certificates.