elections

Could Isaac Herzog become Israel’s next prime minister?

A Q and A with the head of the Israeli opposition, who with his running mate, Tzipi Livni, is in a tight race against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of a March 17 general election.

Why the Israeli elections are funnier than you think

Israeli candidates are using attack ads -- but with a humorous twist.

Why Russians think U.S. elections are unfair

One lawmaker says Russia's votes are much more legitimate.

  • Olga Khazan
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  • Russia
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  • Nov 8, 2012

Canadians want to legalize marijuana, too

Canada wants to replicate Colorado and Washington's referenda.

  • Olga Khazan
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  • Canada
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  • Nov 7, 2012

Obama victory raises questions about future of Israel relations

Leaders of opposition parties had dark predictions.

  • Joel Greenberg
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  • Israel
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  • Nov 7, 2012

Four reasons Scotland might decline independence

Economics and poor timing trump one of the longest-running independence movements in European history.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Oct 17, 2012