Anand, Trudeau and Joly listen to Freeland speak during a media availability following a cabinet retreat, on Jan. 26, 2022 (Adrian Wyld/CP)

No, really, we’re totally fighting for democracy

Paul Wells: On Ukraine, the Liberal government’s actions and rhetoric are starkly out of proportion. It is government by champion self-aggrandizers.
Broadbent listens to NDP leader Jagmeet Singh as they tour a farmers market in Ottawa, on Oct. 6, 2019 (CP/Paul Chiasson)

The world needs social democracy now, more than ever

Ed Broadbent: Just as a better world emerged after the Great Depression, we now have an opportunity to create a country that works for all Canadians. Here’s how to do it.
A sign greats visitors in front of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Sept. 17, 2018 (CP/Adrian Wyld)

The hard-working politicians who keep our democracy going

The Maclean’s Parliamentarians of the Year awards: This year more than ever, it’s important to recognize the people in elected office
Maryland National Guard members stand guard around the Russell Senate Office Building a day after a pro-Trump mob broke into the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 07, 2021 (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The attack on the Capitol and how to protect ’the home of the people’

Former Sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers talks to Marie-Danielle Smith about the difficult balance between security and openness, and the dangers of building walls
Biden speaks during a campaign kickoff rally on May 18, 2019 in Philadelphia, Penn. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Will nostalgia define the next four years in American politics?

Adnan R. Khan: President-elect Joe Biden’s emerging cabinet suggests he is more interested in reset than reform. Is that what America really needs?

Twitter and Facebook have gifted America a Trojan Horse

Andrew MacDougall: Social media has painted us into an awful corner where truth never catches up to the lie and emotion only ever ratchets up
Uganda’s Museveni (right), with China’s Xi Jinping in 2015, has been in power for 34 years (Feng Li/Getty Images)

This year has taught us that democracy is not unshakeable

The worst system except for all the others has been under attack for years. Trump just made us notice.
Workers in personal protective equipment bury bodies in a trench on Hart Island in New York during the state’s spring surge of coronavirus deaths (John Minchillo/AP/CP)

The pandemic has finally busted the myth that rich countries can overcome anything

The awful response to the pandemic put the final nail in the myth of liberal democracy’s pre-eminence
Supporters in Poland gather to watch a televised debate ahead of June 28’s presidential election (Piotr Lapinski/NurPhoto/Getty Images)

The real reason authoritarian populism is on the rise: it’s simple

American-Polish writer Anne Applebaum probes the decline of a just society in the U.S., Britain and Poland in a new book, titled ’Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism’
In this Mar. 27, 2020 photo, President Donald Trump listens to a question as he speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington. (Alex Brandon/AP/CP)

Can democracy survive the coronavirus?

Dave Moscrop: Our practices and institutions are stable and functional—until they’re not