Legislation bans covert foreign interference in domestic politics and makes industrial espionage for a foreign power a crime
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In ranked choice voting systems, if a candidate gets a majority of the votes, 50%, plus 1, they win. This has the bonus of legitimizing the victory of the candidate, and helps them move forward to govern and lead.
Australian actress Cate Blanchett says she is bewildered by Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s silence
Concerns about political advertising on Facebook have soared in the wake of covert Russian efforts
The U.S. was surprised by the amount of Chinese money and influence in Australian politics
MDC-T deputy president Nelson Chamisa has called for compulsory voting among Zimbabweans
Along with being similar societies with all the good; strong rule of law, secularism, and equality, the dark forces of mistaking religion for geographic culture, Islamophobia, and “othering” continue to divide.
The stupidity of Trump’s showy, spiteful, move is more than geographic, it’s awful on legal and even efficacy grounds as well, and more complicated than it seems.
A well designed compulsory voting system incentivizes political self-education and engagement
WATCH: American politics gets lampooned by Australian stand-up comedian Jim Jefferies