Why do we bother to vote?
John Armstrong | 06 September 2013 |
As Australians queue up to cast their votes in a Federal election, it's time to pose the timeless question.
“I am worried about the future,” says Egyptian analyst
Mirette Mabrouk | 16 August 2013 |
tags: democracy, Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood
Egypt cannot survive without political reconciliation, but the possibility of this is looking increasingly remote.
Egypt on the brink
Mirette Mabrouk | 05 July 2013 |
Has democracy been saved from a democratically-elected government? No one knows, says an Egyptian analyst.
Ageing Matilda and the threat to democracy
Luke Kemp | 30 April 2013 |
A young Australian argues that youth interests need protection against an emerging gerontocracy.
Will Malaysia’s elections bring an Asian Spring?
Tim Lee | 19 April 2013 |
tags: Arab Spring, democracy, Malaysia
Citizens are weary of the politics of patronage, giving the opposition a fighting chance to win.
Should 16-year-olds be able to vote?
Shawn Murphy | 02 November 2012 |
Scotland's 16 and 17-year-olds will be casting their votes in a referendum on independence. Why not elsewhere?
Will Salafism blight the Arab Spring?
Kamran Bokhari | 04 October 2012 |
tags: Arab Spring, democracy, Islam, Salafism
An austere and aloof movement within Islam could derail democratic gains.
Chaos on the streets of Montreal
Margaret Somerville | 12 June 2012 |
This summer’s puzzling and sometimes violent protests may foreshadow what could happen in democratic societies without a consensus on values.
What is there to hide?
Margaret Somerville | 04 June 2012 |
Canadian democracy is the loser after Ontario amended its freedom of information act to exempt abortion statistics.
Abdicating the rule of law
James S. Cole | 07 March 2012 |
tags: 2012 elections, democracy, US
The Obama Administration and some state officials are ruling by executive decree. Would the Founding Fathers have approved?
From law to decree
Angelo M. Codevilla | 21 February 2012 |
tags: democracy, Obama politics, rule of law
Obama's health care act shows that decrees issued by government bureaucrats have displaced the rule of law.
How hedonism became America’s official religion
Jennifer Roback Morse | 09 February 2012 |
tags: democracy, Obama politics, religion
An edict from the Obama administration has ended the American experiment in religious liberty.
A moral roadmap for European renewal
Alejo Jose G. Sison | 16 December 2011 |
tags: democracy, European identity, natural law
Nothing less than a return to the foundations of justice in nature and reason will do.
Are character strengths enough?
Kevin Ryan | 14 October 2011 |
Teaching virtues to school children is only one part of handing on our moral heritage.
Democracy in peril: Egypt’s handling of Coptic unrest
Anthony Billingsley | 13 October 2011 |
Formerly the heroes of Tahrir Square, the military are now being viewed differently.