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How American non profits are getting politicians to sit up and notice
As cuts deepen should the sector lie down and take it, disappear into silos, with everyone fighting everyone else for scraps, or is there a better way?
Has the Wells affair scuppered a Westminster deal for the DUP?
Scope analyses the fall-out from the Wells affair and concludes we should not be writing off the DUP just yet.
It's time to move on from the stale politics of peace
Independent MLA John McCallister calls for a realignment of politics in Northern Ireland and has some harsh words for the Make it Work campaign.
Buy a plastic bag and save the environment: how not to make cuts
Scope analyses the bizarre recent conduct of the Department of the Environment and suggests this is a text book example of how not to implement cuts.
Eat your heart out Justin Bieber you''ll never out-twitter Ó Muilleoir
Scope stops off in South Belfast to examine politicians on social media and stumbles across the politician who out-tweets Obama.
The irony of calling quotas patronising
This month Scope has chosen to discuss gender quotas in politics. Here political activist - and feminist - Adrianne Peltz outlines why many of the standard objections are objectionable.
The need for new politics in NI
This month Belfast hosted Imagine! - a "festival of ideas and politics". Scope speaks to director Peter O'Neill about why he thinks it was important and his hopes for making it an annual event.
Gender quotas? Do me a favour - politicians are all the same anyway
Political commentator Alex Kane explains why quotas for female politicians will never get his vote.
The case for gender quotas in politics
In the past week female representation in politics has been at the forefront of debate. But has a new Stormont report moved anything forward - and was it wrong to rule out quotas? Scope examines the issue.
Lagan Valley MLAs on Twitter: what's the worst that could happen?
The Shakespearean horror of one MLA's destruction through salvation dominates our latest social media overview, as Scope turns to the greater Lisburn area (no doubt a big influence on the bard).
East Belfast MLAs on Twitter: the calm before the storm
Scope visits East Belfast soon to be the scene of a ferocious General Election contest to check out its MLAs online activity.
Fermanagh and S Tyrone: a silent Minister and a Twitter "bad boy"
After gritty North Belfast, our Twitter tour sees us seeking out the MLAs of the idyllic countryside of Fermanagh and South Tyrone whose steeples are far from dreary.