Published in: openSecurityBehind the surge of unaccompanied child migrants to the US
Politicians fighting over immigration still don't understand how violence continues to drive people out of Central America.
US Republicans are not alone: fear and hatred on the campaign trail
The blame game allows these commonly quite similar parties in practice to distinguish themselves from each other in rhetoric.
Democracy in America, part 6: What's wrong with democracy in America?
What happens when transgression from a big and biased backstage arena is institutionalised, is that power shifts: from the public good to corporate interests. The sophisticated organisational work of the Koch brothers is only the tip of the iceberg. There is a future role here for Mr.Obama.
Democracy in America, part 5: What's wrong with Congress?
Obstructive members of Congress blame others, of course, the president in particular, but the failing institution in America’s constitutional system is Congress itself. Power has shifted.
On election day, let Texas voters tip their hats to Hong Kong
On November 4, long lines of unarmed Texas voters can salute American democracy’s counterparts and admirers abroad simply by showing up in huge numbers at the polls.
Democracy in America, part 4: What's wrong with the Supreme Court?
Why the president and members of Congress are as fearful as they are now of criticizing a politicized Court which behaves as badly as this one does, is difficult to understand.
Democracy in America, part 3: What's wrong with court activism?
The present Supreme Court is activist in all three meanings of the term: it accepts cases that it should not take on, is systematically biased in its rulings, and rules more broadly than it needs.
Democracy in America, part 2: What's wrong with signing statements?
In his first election campaign, President Obama committed to ending this habit of undermining legislation – but he's continued to do it nevertheless.
Democracy in America, part 1: What's wrong with gerrymandering?
Introducing a system that enables the powerful to cheat democracy and to disenfranchise voters.