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 It no longer represents exclusivity and instead has become a ubiquitous element of American adult life.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
The Burmese government, one of the most repressive in the world, may be moving toward reform. Last week, authorities pledged to ease harsh censorship laws and released more than 200 political prisoners – with a pledge to release hundreds more.
All this week, WBEZ is looking at Rahm Emanuel’s first 100 days as Chicago mayor.One of Emanuel’s pledges is to push for the creation of the city’s first bus-rapid-transit line. The idea behind BRT is to deliver the benefits of rail at a fraction of the cost.