Pro-democracy activists took to the streets in Hong Kong after Chinese officials announced a plan to pre-screen candidates for Hong Kong's next chief executive. Author Wen Huang joins us to tell us why he thinks it's a sign that democracy is eroding in Hong Kong.
Voters in Hong Kong turned out in the hundreds of thousands to vote in an unofficial referendum demanding democracy, in response to a document from the Chinese government saying Hong Kong does not have full autonomy. We'll discuss the implications of the call for greeter freedom.
Since the 26th Amendment decreased the voting age to 18 in 1971, the symbol of the voting booth has gone through a period of transition. It no longer represents exclusivity and instead has become a ubiquitous element of American adult life.
This weekend, Russians hit the streets by the tens of thousands to protest alleged vote rigging in the country's parliamentary elections. Taking place in 60 cities, the protests were the largest anti-government activism that post-Soviet Russia has ever seen.
Until last week, no U.S. secretary of state had visited Burma - considered one of the most repressive regimes in the world - since 1955. Secretary Hillary Clinton's historic visit changed all that, marking a turning point in diplomatic relations between the U.S.
At the heart of the growing Occupy movement is a frustration that economic elites dominate public policy and don’t contribute their fair share to society.Last month, we sat down with Jeffrey Winters, a political science professor at Northwestern University, to talk about wealth in America and his bo