4 ways you can hold officials accountable
Is your government transparent? Knowing what elected officials say, do and spend is vital to an open government. Here's how you can keep tabs on officials.
Censor the internet? Bad idea.
Censoring the internet censors free speech. Political dissent, strong language and even offensive speech are part of a strong democracy.
In China, you can’t say these words
The Chinese government censors newspapers, television, social media and the internet to control their citizens. Here is a list of words you can't say.
U.S. sanctions on Venezuela explained
Learn more about what the U.S. sanctions on Venezuelan entities close to the illegitimate Maduro regime actually do and why they matter.
What does it mean to be free from want or fear?
Before the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt declared four universal freedoms. Are they relevant today?
Biden ends discriminatory immigration bans
President Biden has revoked an executive order and three proclamations that restricted immigration visas for people from many Muslim and African countries.
Sovereignty: What it means and what it doesn’t
When President Trump speaks of sovereignty, he means something very specific that lies at the heart of America's democracy.
In the U.S., people power dismantled political machines
A century ago, corrupt political machines that made their leaders rich thrived in U.S. cities. But people came together to reform the system.
Countries in Africa reject Belt and Road deals
Some countries in Africa have suspended or canceled projects that are part of China's global Belt and Road Initiative. Find out why.