Qasim Shoaib

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Latino voters will reshape American politics as we know it — and here’s the proof

GOP strategists have long yearned to sway Latino voters — but in the age of Trump that’s less likely than ever<p>Twenty years ago, neither Democrats nor Republicans saw Latinos as a voting bloc worth wooing. Instead, they often pursued policies that actively played into xenophobia. In 1996, Bill …

Immigration Reform

The Elusive Definition of 'Fascist'

Fascism is in the running to be Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year. But it’s not the right word for the current moment.<p>The votes are in, the people have spoken, and the result is ugly. Merriam-Webster has warned that <i>fascism</i> could become 2016’s most-searched term on its online dictionary—presumably …

Political Science

Africa calling: mobile phone revolution to transform democracies

Explosive growth in mobile broadband use across the continent is improving transparency and giving a voice to citizens<p>Mobile phones will account for almost one-tenth of African GDP by the end of the decade, as mobile broadband connections triple in five years, underlining how the explosive growth …


The Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born

How many have you read? (#7 is a good place to start...)<p>As Anna Quindlen once said, "Books are the plane, and the train and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home." These were the tomes making people laugh, weep and whisper in homes across the country as your story got …