It turns out that Americans may not only cast ballots more regularly than voters in most other countries, we might also do so with far greater frequency. American voters are asked to vote more and more often than we may appreciate – and this is dragging down participation.
The new National Security Law changes nothing. Hong Kong was always going to end up under Beijing’s direct control. The new law is hastening that but the world should perhaps consider that China has treated Hong Kong relatively gently. It could have been much worse.
That police who break the law are held to a wildly different standard than normal civilians is not a political position – it is a political fact.
And police unions are at the heart of it.
“What is happening in North Korea” is a question that is always being asked because it is always difficult to answer.
What do we know about Kim Jong Un’s health and the state of the corona virus in North Korea?
America already incarcerates more people than any country on the planet and US law enforcement has a troubling record of inventing fake crimes to arrest people for; Congress should not be making it easier for innocent Americans to go to prison
Whatever the consequences of the coronavirus outbreak, the dismantling of the Chinese Communist Party will most not likely not be one of them. In fact, it’s unlikely that there will be any significant reforms of the Party at all.
Just a reminder that before they were lying about COVID-19, China was lying about the concentration camps they were building in Xinjiang. And they’re still lying.
Chinese censorship and social control—not democratic sentimentality— have prevented the nationalist, often anti-foreign and xenophobic demonstrations from unduly influencing the country’s foreign and domestic affairs.