The middle of the political spectrum is thinly populated: Only 10 percent of Americans identify as undecided independents. The rest is drifting apart politically.
No, President Trump, there is no "national emergency" on the souther border. You want a national emergency? 30 million Americans have no health insurance and many more are under-insured.
Obama and Romney are tied in the polls. But the most striking aspect of the final weeks of campaigning is how little polarizing ideology and latent racism seem to matter.
The usual left/right dichotomy ignores a large portion of American voters: those who reject conservative traditions and big-spending liberals alike.
What decisions would we make if we deliberated carefully about public policy? Alexander Görlach sat down with Stanford's James Fishkin to discuss deliberative democracy, parliamentary discontent, and the future of the two-party system.
For many Europeans the massacre in Arizona is another evidence that political violence is spreading in the United States but this unfortunate event was the deed of a mentally ill person, not a political activist. There is no evidence of an increasing political extremism tearing America apart. Using
The US and Russia don't agree on much - but they are both keen to develop a good relationship with India. How do we know? Look at the arms trade.
More than 50 percent of the world's population now live in cities – and there is no end of urbanization in sight. Harvard economist Edward Glaeser believes urbanization to be a solution to many unanswered problems: pollution, depression and a lack of creativity. He spoke with Lars Mensel about the
Contrary to the mantras repeated by the press, HIV infections are not increasing. We need to move away from activist scare tactics and towards complex risk management strategies.
Nick Bostrom directs the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University. He talked with Martin Eiermann about existential risks, genetic enhancements and the importance of ethical discourses about technological progress.