Comment: America’s authoritarian rivals are satisfied with chaotic election
Trump’s mendacious claims of electoral fraud not only further demean him, but also damage the USA’s global image and the cause of liberal democracy everywhere
The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in the 1970s was a product of the Cold War stand-off between the liberal democratic West and the communist Soviet bloc. The body’s name accurately described its role. As the Soviet empire crumbled, the OSCE turned to nurturing countries’ transition to democracy, including by helping them run free and fair elections.
The world paid close attention to OSCE observation missions’ verdict on elections...
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Colin Murphy: Ireland was abusing its unwed mothers even before there was Church and state collusion
Twentieth-century Ireland was one of the most repressive sexual cultures in the world. Much of that is on the Catholic Church, but not all of it
Off Message: Flighty influencers have gone too far this time
Celebrities heading to far-flung sunny destinations while the rest of us are restricted to 5km is not a good look. So why do they do it?
Elaine Byrne: We need to stop being afraid to say what really happened to these girls
What was done to many of the children and women who ended up in the Mother and Baby Homes cannot be called anything other than rape