And Brexit wouldn’t have happened. At least that’s according to the Global Vote, an initiative which lets people vote in other country’s elections. The site’s creator, Simon Anholt, tells us about the lessons learned from this real-life experiment in democracy.

Why vote?

Tuesday marks the U.S. midterm elections — and political experts predict that Republicans will gain seats in both the House and the Senate. Why should you care, when even American journalists are relatively quiet about this week’s vote? 3 ideas behind the news.