Mob attack shows that racism is very much alive in India

Imagine a city where a person is discriminated against based on the color of their skin. A city in which foreigners are not welcomed. A place in which prejudice often turns to violence. We are not talking about a city in Europe dealing with racism and xenophobia and we are sure as hell not talking about someplace in the United States. […]

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New Constitution + Election Season = New problems for Africa

This past month has seen many state leaders calling for the creation of new constitutions in their respective countries. Côte d’Ivoire, Nepal, Zambia, Chile, amongst other countries, all might possibly have a new constitution in the coming months. The construction and use of constitutions vary from each corner of the world. In the United States we’ve had the same constitution […]

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Senate Confirmation Hearings: Why So Many Feelings?

With Obama’s second term now officially underway, the administration wasted no time in moving forward with its cabinet reshuffle. The American government is one of very few in the world that allows its legislative bodies anything other than a confirmation formality when it comes to ministerial appointments. In fact, unlike much of the rest of the Western world, the American […]

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