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Politics this week

Politics this week

Jul 11th 2020Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, who has downplayed the threat of covid-19, flouted social-distancing guidelines and said that his “athletic history” would protect him, tested positive for the coronavirus.Luis Abinader, a businessman from the centre-left Modern Revolutionary Party, won the Dominican Republic’s presidential election. His victory ends 16 years of rule by the Dominican…

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The overwhelming whiteness of Netflix’s ‘Stateless’ undermines its pleasing intentions

The overwhelming whiteness of Netflix’s ‘Stateless’ undermines its pleasing intentions

Something about Stateless doesn’t sit right.  Debuting globally on Netflix today (following its Australian broadcasting premiere in March), the six-part limited series paints a moving portrait of immigration detention in Australia. One of the world’s largest refugee safe havens, Australia has long grappled with a human rights crisis similar to that of the United States…

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College reopening plans are now phase of COVID-19 politics. Lecturers concern for his or her safety.

College reopening plans are now phase of COVID-19 politics. Lecturers concern for his or her safety.

CLOSE Donald Trump’s push to reopen schools comes amid a nationwide debate over whether it’s safe for children to return to the classroom amid coronavirus. USA TODAYCoronavirus cases are soaring across the country and some states are pausing the reopening of their economies. Still, pressure is mounting to reopen schools full-time this fall — and it’s…

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3 Congressional Races To See In New Jersey’s Democratic Primaries

3 Congressional Races To See In New Jersey’s Democratic Primaries

New Jersey is holding a number of contentious Democratic primary elections Tuesday that could have national implications.  Three key House races could test the strength of New Jersey’s Democratic machine, one of the most powerful in the country, as it reckons with a revolt from reformers backed by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D).  The…

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Opinion: Princeton, Woodrow Wilson and my father

Opinion: Princeton, Woodrow Wilson and my father

Mark Whitaker, the former managing editor of CNN, is the author of “My Long Trip Home: A Family Memoir” and “Smoketown: The Untold Story of the Other Great Black Renaissance.” The opinions expressed here are his own. Read more opinion at CNN. (CNN)When I heard the stunning news that Princeton University was removing the name…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

Jul 4th 2020Police in Hong Kong made the first arrests under a draconian national-security law imposed from Beijing. Hong Kongers can now be jailed for life for vaguely defined crimes such as “subversion” or “conspiring” with anyone abroad to provoke “hatred” of the communist regime. Mainland secret police can now operate in Hong Kong. America’s…

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See ought to proceed on renaming defense drive bases: Sen. Tim Scott

See ought to proceed on renaming defense drive bases: Sen. Tim Scott

“We should have a study of those bases and why they were named,” Scott said. July 1, 2020, 7:57 PM7 min read Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said that Congress should proceed with legislation that calls for a study into military bases named after figures of the Confederacy, despite the fact that President Donald Trump threatened…

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Many police departments across the US resisted requires reform for years. Now this resistance to interchange is coming serve to bite them.

Many police departments across the US resisted requires reform for years. Now this resistance to interchange is coming serve to bite them.

The problems with American policing have been on display since the killing of George Floyd.Police have too often rejected reform and pushed to expand their budgets. Now this resistance to reform is coming back to bite police in the form of the defund the police movement.Hopefully the push will be an impetus for many police…

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The George Floyd protests might well additionally simply was a defining 2nd within the system forward for American politics

The George Floyd protests might well additionally simply was a defining 2nd within the system forward for American politics

The level of activism that came after George Floyd’s death feels more impactful than ever.We have already seen encouraging police reforms in response to protesters’ demands.Protesters’ ability to enact change will depend on whether they can set up an infrastructure beyond the barricades.Dana R. Fisher is a professor of sociology at the University of Maryland.This…

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Idea: Dear Gen Z, kind no longer quit on The US exact yet

Idea: Dear Gen Z, kind no longer quit on The US exact yet

This is the next installment in the “Generation Resilient” series. Katie Heintz is a first-year at Harvard College, studying government with a secondary concentration in economics. Will Matheson is a junior at Harvard College, also studying government with a secondary concentration in economics. Both are student leaders at the Institute of Politics and have served…

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Pandemic encourage watchdog steps into partisan battle over bailouts – Reuters

(Reuters) – Brian Miller would have one of the toughest jobs in Washington even without the cutthroat politics all around him. As America’s inspector general for pandemic relief, he’s charged with rooting out fraud in the spending of trillions of dollars in emergency aid. FILE PHOTO: White House lawyer Brian Miller, nominated by U.S. President…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

Jun 27th 2020Some states in the south and west of the United States recorded their biggest daily rise in cases of covid-19, bringing America’s total to over 2.3m. The governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, urged people to stay indoors. He also declared that the state remained “wide open for business”. California recorded new highs in…

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Twitter kills 32,242 propaganda accounts, Russia, China, Turkey ‘teach-linked files operations’

Twitter kills 32,242 propaganda accounts, Russia, China, Turkey ‘teach-linked files operations’

Russia-linked accounts supported Kremlin infowar campaigns, China bots spread ‘deceptive’ claims about COVID and Hong Kong politics Twitter today says they’ve removed tens of thousands of accounts engaged in propaganda, linked to Russia, China and Turkey. Or as Twitter put it, “new state-linked information operations”, and it says “all associated accounts and content have been…

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Thought: A signal of Barr’s abuse of energy

Thought: A signal of Barr’s abuse of energy

Elie Honig is a CNN legal analyst and former federal and state prosecutor. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion on CNN. Watch Honig answer readers’ questions on “CNN Newsroom with Ana Cabrera” at 5:40 p.m. ET Sundays. (CNN)The testimony of Aaron Zelinsky, a deputy to former special counsel Robert…

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Diagnosis: Is this the following AOC?

Diagnosis: Is this the following AOC?

(CNN)After a delay for the coronavirus pandemic, New York voters will cast primary ballots on Tuesday. The attention of the national political world will be on New York’s 16th district, which spans the Bronx and Westchester County and where Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel has easily held his seat since 1988. But Engel faces his most…

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TikTokers and K-pop Stans Are Claiming a Main Victory Against Trump. However Can They Inspire it Up?

TikTokers and K-pop Stans Are Claiming a Main Victory Against Trump. However Can They Inspire it Up?

When U.S. President Donald Trump touched down in Tulsa over the weekend for his first major campaign event in months, supporters were anticipating a defiant new chapter in his so-called “Death Star” re-election campaign. But hopes of a packed-to-the-gills venue thronging with adulating fans—the likes of which have become an unorthodox hallmark of the Trump…

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Diagnosis: Why Trump is already sowing doubts about November’s vote

Diagnosis: Why Trump is already sowing doubts about November’s vote

(CNN)Every congressional leader seeking majority support follows the mantra: “When you have the votes, vote.” The sentiment applies to presidential politics, tooThat’s why President Donald Trump so strongly opposes easing voting procedures in response to fears of coronavirus this fall. Poll after poll makes plain that, less than five months before Election Day, Trump lacks…

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7 movies that you would be capable of stream honest now should you are trying to keep what it way to be an anti-racist

7 movies that you would be capable of stream honest now should you are trying to keep what it way to be an anti-racist

Black Lives Matter protests spread across the country and the world after George Floyd was killed in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25.Anti-racism is an effort to consciously work against systemic racism.To practice anti-racism, one must learn about how racial oppression and inequality have shaped the country’s history.Business Insider spoke with Samantha Sheppard,…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

Jun 20th 2020Brazil reported a record 35,000 new cases of covid-19 in a day. Even that grim figure is widely regarded as an undercount. India is now recording tens of thousands of new infections each week. In America, Florida, Texas and Arizona set daily records for new cases. Although many places are easing lockdowns, Anthony…

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Kentucky GOP brawl specializes in Trump, racial matters

Kentucky GOP brawl specializes in Trump, racial matters

Kentuckians are accustomed to bare-knuckled politics, but the brawl between a Republican congressman and his primary challenger has turned especially uglyBy BRUCE SCHREINER Associated PressJune 17, 2020, 5:05 PM5 min readFRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentuckians are accustomed to bare-knuckled politics, but the Bluegrass State brawl between a Republican congressman and his primary challenger has turned especially…

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Ka-growth! How Germany’s ‘Mr Thrift’ Scholz got right here to splash the cash

BERLIN (Reuters) – Four months is an eternity in pandemic politics. As recently as February, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz was Germany’s Mr Thrift, a devotee of the “black zero” balanced-budget rule. FILE PHOTO: German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz addresses the media during a news conference in Berlin, Germany May 14, 2020. Michael Sohn/Pool via REUTERSSince…

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‘Mr. Brightside’ by The Killers hits different now

‘Mr. Brightside’ by The Killers hits different now

By Nicole Gallucci2020-06-15 18:51:03 UTC The 2003 jam, “Mr. Brightside,” hits different in 2020. Amidst protests against police brutality and the coronavirus quarantine life, people have started finding new meaning in the lyrics to The Killers’ early song about getting cheated on. Perhaps you know “Mr. Brightside” as a go-to karaoke selection for anyone looking…

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Analysis: The exceptional collapse of Donald Trump’s polling numbers

Analysis: The exceptional collapse of Donald Trump’s polling numbers

(CNN)One of the defining traits of President Donald Trump’s time in office has been the consistency of his poll numbers.No matter what he said, did or tweeted, his numbers stayed steady. Somewhere between 40-45% approved of the job he was doing while 50-55% disapproved.Which is why what Gallup reported in its latest tracking poll, released…

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Automatic truth-checking could maybe now not end the social media infodemic

Automatic truth-checking could maybe now not end the social media infodemic

The coronavirus pandemic, protests over police killings and systemic racism, and a contentious election have created the perfect storm for misinformation on social media.  But don’t expect AI to save us. Twitter’s recent decision to red-flag President Donald Trump’s false claims about mail-in ballots has reinvigorated the debate on whether social media platforms should fact-check…

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FCC Republican Voices Doubts About Trump’s Executive Expose

FCC Republican Voices Doubts About Trump’s Executive Expose

Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading! binspamdupenotthebestofftopicslownewsdaystalestupid freshfunnyinsightfulinterestingmaybe offtopicflamebaittrollredundantoverrated insightfulinterestinginformativefunnyunderrated descriptive typodupeerror Automatically sync your GitHub releases to SourceForge quickly and easily with this tool and take advantage of SourceForge’s massive reach. Check out all of SourceForge’s improvements. | Follow Slashdot on LinkedIn × 132042012 story…

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Fauci tells ABC’s ‘Powerhouse Politics’ that attending rallies, protests is ‘volatile’

Fauci tells ABC’s ‘Powerhouse Politics’ that attending rallies, protests is ‘volatile’

Fauci says his advice for protests, campaign rallies is the same.June 12, 2020, 7:15 PM8 min read Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said Friday that his advice for people who want to attend President Donald Trump’s campaign rallies is the same for anti-Trump protestors — any large group is “a danger” and…

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Trudeau: Tories Prioritized Politics Over Giving Advantages To Canadians With Disabilities – HuffPost Canada

Trudeau: Tories Prioritized Politics Over Giving Advantages To Canadians With Disabilities – HuffPost Canada

CPPrime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer are shown in a composite image of photos from The Canadian Press.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came out swinging against Conservatives Thursday over his minority government’s failure to quickly pass emergency legislation to send financial aid to Canadians living with disabilities. “The Conservatives’ choice to put politics…

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Trump heads to Dallas for campaign fundraiser and roundtable

Trump heads to Dallas for campaign fundraiser and roundtable

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump warned against labeling “tens of millions of decent Americans as racist or bigots” on Thursday during an event promoted as discussing “justice disparities” in Dallas, Texas.The roundtable did include faith leaders, law enforcement representatives, small business owners and senior members of the Trump administration. The President warned against blanket descriptions of…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

Jun 13th 2020Democrats in the House of Representatives introduced legislation to reform policing in America in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. The measures, which will be resisted in the Senate, would simplify the process for prosecuting officers for misconduct and curtail the “qualified immunity” law that shields them from civil lawsuits. Mr…

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George Floyd death: Gen Save Milley sorry for becoming a member of Trump scurry to church

George Floyd death: Gen Save Milley sorry for becoming a member of Trump scurry to church

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gen Milley (R) was on the walk with the president, as was Defence Secretary Mark Esper (C) The top US military officer says he was wrong to have joined President Donald Trump during his controversial walk to a damaged church near the White House.The 1 June event created “a perception…

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Idea: Time for Pence to soar ship?

Idea: Time for Pence to soar ship?

Michael D’Antonio is the author of the book “Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success” and co-author with Peter Eisner of “The Shadow President: The Truth About Mike Pence.” The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion on CNN. (CNN)The leaking ship that is the Trump presidency has a…

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Veepstakes contender Amy Klobuchar gets more money from police union PACs than all but one assorted senator

Veepstakes contender Amy Klobuchar gets more money from police union PACs than all but one assorted senator

Police union and law enforcement PACs have given $15,000 to Sen. Amy Klobuchar since she took office in 2007, the Center for Responsive Politics reported.Sen. Patrick Leahy is the only senator to receive more money from such PACs. On a yearly basis, Klobuchar typically receives more money from those PACs than Leahy.Klobuchar has faced scrutiny over…

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‘The Closing of Us Piece II’ and Its Disaster-Strewn Direction to Release

‘The Closing of Us Piece II’ and Its Disaster-Strewn Direction to Release

It’s crunch time in the offices of Naughty Dog, the storied videogame developer in Santa Monica, California. On the morning of February 6, more than 300 artists, designers, and programmers are assembled in a maze of workstations, applying thousands of final micro-touches to a game they have been crafting for nearly six years called The…

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In CA: ‘Politics is killing our nation,’ Riverside County sheriff says in opposing overview of department insurance policies

In CA: ‘Politics is killing our nation,’ Riverside County sheriff says in opposing overview of department insurance policies

CLOSERiverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco, right, with Riverside City Police Chief Sergio G. Diaz, center, and a California Highway Patrol officer at the scene of an investigation in 2019. (Photo: Terry Pierson, AP)Riverside County’s sheriff directs people to its web site to look at its department policies themselves — the board overseeing the agency agrees. And children…

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‘Anxious’ to rating a conviction in George Floyd killing, Harris says

‘Anxious’ to rating a conviction in George Floyd killing, Harris says

Sen. Kamala Harris, a former Democratic presidential contender and potential vice presidential pick, spoke out Monday about her efforts to pass a federal anti-lynching bill, which will now be included in a new package of policing reforms being proposed by Senate and House Democrats in the wake of the George Floyd killing. She joined ABC’s…

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Polarized Politics Has Infected American Diplomacy

Polarized Politics Has Infected American Diplomacy

Foreigners aren’t laughing at us. They pity and discount us. 6:30 AM ET Contributing writer at The Atlantic and President of the Carnegie Endowment The AtlanticMoments of national crisis ought to bring Americans together. Instead, led by a divisive president, our society is being ripped apart, as the country is battered by a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic…

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Diagnosis: The 39 most spoiled lines from Trump’s speech

Diagnosis: The 39 most spoiled lines from Trump’s speech

(CNN)Just before 9 a.m. Eastern time on Friday, President Donald Trump tweeted that he would be holding a “News Conference” to talk about the “Jobs Numbers!”He talked about the jobs numbers, all right, as well as how he might buy an RV and drive it around the country and how he is very physically fit.…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

Jun 6th 2020Both riots and peaceful protests spread across America in response to the death of George Floyd. It was the country’s worst unrest for decades, prompting many states to call out the National Guard and cities to impose curfews. Looting accompanied the chaos; shops in midtown Manhattan were ransacked. The policeman who knelt on…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

Jun 6th 2020Both riots and peaceful protests spread across America in response to the death of George Floyd. It was the country’s worst unrest for decades, prompting many states to call out the National Guard and cities to impose curfews. Looting accompanied the chaos; shops in midtown Manhattan were ransacked. The policeman who knelt on…

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Diagnosis: Why Joe Biden will practically absolutely employ a dark lady as VP

Diagnosis: Why Joe Biden will practically absolutely employ a dark lady as VP

(CNN)The biggest choice of Joe Biden’s political life is being made for him — by his own gaffes and the ongoing protests over the murder of George Floyd: It now seems a near-certainty that he will (and should) name a black woman as his vice presidential running mate. Consider where we are as a country…

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One Twitter sage is reposting the complete lot Trump tweets. It became as soon as suspended within 3 days.

One Twitter sage is reposting the complete lot Trump tweets. It became as soon as suspended within 3 days.

“This account will tweet what the President tweets,” Twitter account SuspendThePres posted on May 29. “Let’s see if it gets suspended for violating twitters [terms of service].” Approximately 68 hours later, SuspendThePres was suspended for violating Twitter’s rules against glorifying violence. This account will tweet what the President tweets. Let’s see if it gets suspended…

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Prognosis: Donald Trump’s bent definition of toughness

Prognosis: Donald Trump’s bent definition of toughness

(CNN)On Monday night, after days of protests following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, President Donald Trump addressed the nation with a very simple message: I am tough as hell.”I am your President of law and order and an ally of all peaceful protesters,” Trump said. “Today, I have strongly recommended to every governor…

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RuPaul’s Jog Flee season 12: The most political, unnerved sequence ever?

RuPaul’s Jog Flee season 12: The most political, unnerved sequence ever?

Image copyright VH1 Strip the format of RuPaul’s Drag Race back to its most basic and you’ve got a TV show about men competing to see who’s the best at twirling around while pretending to sing a song.But the 12th season has urged its US viewers to register to vote every week and made no…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

May 30th 2020Protests erupted in Hong Kong after an announcement that the National People’s Congress, China’s rubber-stamp parliament, would impose a national-security law on the territory. The demonstrations were also fuelled by a proposal in the city’s legislature to make insulting China’s national anthem a crime. Mike Pompeo, America’s secretary of state, said that the…

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The legacy of Alberto Alesina

The legacy of Alberto Alesina

May 28th 2020A DECADE AFTER the last global downturn, the economics establishment’s U-turn on austerity is complete. In 2010 the IMF praised Britain’s tough deficit-reduction plan. Now it recommends a big fiscal expansion to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. Politicians were once fond of citing research co-authored by Kenneth Rogoff, an economist, to warn that…

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Evaluation: Why Twitter will by no components scheme shut a battle on truth with Donald Trump

Evaluation: Why Twitter will by no components scheme shut a battle on truth with Donald Trump

(CNN)On Tuesday afternoon, Twitter tried to strike a blow for truth.On one of President Donald Trump’s many misleading tweets about mail-in balloting, the social media company added a small tag that read: “Get the facts about mail-in ballots.” Click the link and it takes you to a Twitter page with facts about mail-in balloting –…

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The Eerily Darkish Willis Tower Tops This Week’s Web News Roundup

The Eerily Darkish Willis Tower Tops This Week’s Web News Roundup

Spring, if you’ve been quarantined inside and haven’t noticed, has sprung. The sun is out, the weather is warming up, and Michigan has lost two dams, flooding large areas of the state even as President Trump made vague threats about withholding funding to the state because of how it’s offering absentee ballots. OK, that last…

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Pakistan’s Coronavirus Response Is All About Politics As Its Cases Hover

Pakistan’s Coronavirus Response Is All About Politics As Its Cases Hover

KARACHI ― Three months after Pakistan confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus, the country of more than 200 million people is abandoning protective measures and allowing citizens to gather to celebrate one of its biggest annual festivals. That decision will likely cause cases to spike, experts warn. Like Brazil and the United States,…

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Jonathan Haidt Is Making an strive to Heal The USA’s Divisions

Jonathan Haidt Is Making an strive to Heal The USA’s Divisions

The psychologist shares his thoughts on the pandemic, polarization, and politics. 8:35 AM ET Contributing writer at The Atlantic and senior fellow at EPPC Rob Kim / Getty / The AtlanticOver the past decade, no one has added more to my understanding of how we think about, discuss, and debate politics and religion than Jonathan…

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British researchers map to immunize extra than 10000 as study into experimental COVID-19 vaccine advance – The Globe and Mail

British researchers map to immunize extra than 10000 as study into experimental COVID-19 vaccine advance – The Globe and Mail

A scientist cleans vaccine vials at the Clinical Biomanufacturing Facility, in Oxford, Britain, on April 2, 2020. SEAN ELIAS/Reuters British researchers testing an experimental vaccine against the new coronavirus are moving into advanced studies and aim to immunize more than 10,000 people to determine if the shot works. Friday’s announcement came as Chinese scientists who…

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Scamper by science, twisted by politics: Interior the FDA’s reversals and walkbacks as it grapples with the coronavirus pandemic

Scamper by science, twisted by politics: Interior the FDA’s reversals and walkbacks as it grapples with the coronavirus pandemic

Washington (CNN)Dr. Stephen Hahn repeatedly pledged in a CNN interview Tuesday that science and data would be his “north star” while leading the Food and Drug Administration through the coronavirus pandemic. Then, a few hours later, President Donald Trump went on national television and politicized medical research and brazenly flouted FDA warnings.The FDA had already…

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The Politics of Counting Things Is About to Explode

The Politics of Counting Things Is About to Explode

“There’s nothing from the CDC that I can trust,” snapped U.S. coronavirus task-force leader Deborah Birx at a White House meeting earlier this month. According to news reports, Birx was frustrated at the agency’s tally of coronavirus deaths, as she and colleagues worried that reported numbers were up to 25 percent too high. However, if…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

May 21st 2020At the World Health Organisation’s annual summit (held remotely), China accepted an Australian-led motion calling for an inquiry into the origins of covid-19. This marked a climbdown by the Chinese government in the face of widespread demands for such a probe. Earlier, Donald Trump once again threatened to pull America out of the…

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Trump’s convention threatens to alter into a flashpoint as North Carolina cautiously reopens

Trump’s convention threatens to alter into a flashpoint as North Carolina cautiously reopens

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN)The scope and speed of restarting the wounded economy is the latest red-blue divide in American politics, the outcome of which is certain to animate — and likely influence — the remainder of the election year.Few states more starkly illustrate that collision than here in North Carolina.It’s not only that President Donald…

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The Sense of Disgrace

The Sense of Disgrace

No emotion stands nearer to the foundational myths of the human social order than shame. In the beginning, Adam and Eve stood together ‘both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed’. And then they ate of the tree of knowledge; their eyes opened; they knew they were naked; they covered themselves with…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

May 16th 2020Boris Johnson, Britain’s prime minister, set out a path for easing lockdown in England. His message has changed from “stay at home” to “stay alert”. Restrictions will be eased in phases, depending on how quickly infections fall. Those who can’t work from home are urged to return cautiously to their jobs. Northern Ireland,…

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Discovering the steadiness between security and freedom within the shadow of COVID-19

Discovering the steadiness between security and freedom within the shadow of COVID-19

This article is part of a VB special issue. Read the full series: AI and Surveillance.Countries around the globe are focusing their collective attention on humanity’s most immediate existential threat. The coronavirus threatens jobs, global economic activity, international relations, the health of our loved ones, and our own lives. To combat this pandemic, epidemiologists require…

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Younger activists abet the important thing to a greater future

Younger activists abet the important thing to a greater future

Samuel J. Abrams is professor of politics at Sarah Lawrence College and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Jeremi Suri is Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs and Professor of Public Affairs and History at the University of Texas at Austin. The views expressed here are theirs. Read more opinion…

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Biden marketing and marketing campaign releases a flurry of digital DIY initiatives and virtual banners. Sure, there are Zoom backgrounds

Biden marketing and marketing campaign releases a flurry of digital DIY initiatives and virtual banners. Sure, there are Zoom backgrounds

2020 is a nightmare year by most metrics, and it’s also a worst-case-scenario emerging out of a best-case-scenario for Joe Biden . After trailing in early primary states, Biden came crashing back on a stunning wave of Super Tuesday support. Now the presumptive Democratic nominee in the midst of a global health crisis that’s immobilized…

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The answer to Invent Your Neighborhood with Stay Video

The answer to Invent Your Neighborhood with Stay Video

Members of a community share a set of views. They think the same way about at least one thing, whether that’s politics, a football team, a cause, or a favorite choice of toothpaste. A community has at least one thought, issue, feeling, concern, or a goal in common. But having and maintaining only one thing…

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OnlyFans, Influencers, and the Politics of Selling Nudes During a Pandemic

OnlyFans, Influencers, and the Politics of Selling Nudes During a Pandemic

It’s safe to say that OnlyFans has gone mainstream. Beyonce name-checked the adult content subscription platform in the “Savage Remix,” rapping, “On that Demon Time, she might start an OnlyFans.” Makeup artist James Charles joked that launching an account might cure his quarantine boredom. Last month, a tweet by a 22-year-old who bragged that she…

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I’m a Political Scientist. This Is Why Local climate Activists Need to Consume Turning the Heat Up on Joe Biden

I’m a Political Scientist. This Is Why Local climate Activists Need to Consume Turning the Heat Up on Joe Biden

Back in December, which feels like a century ago, the Sunrise Movement gave Joe Biden an F on their Green New Deal scorecard. They gave an A- to Bernie Sanders. The next month, after a six-week long deliberative process, the group endorsed Sanders for president.But with Sanders dropping out this month and Biden now the…

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SCOTUS is eliminating instruments prosecutors exhaust to fight corruption

SCOTUS is eliminating instruments prosecutors exhaust to fight corruption

Jennifer Rodgers is a former federal prosecutor, the former executive director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity at Columbia Law School, and a CNN legal analyst. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. View more opinion on CNN. (CNN)Unanimous agreement on any issue with political undertones seems elusive these days,…

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Trump downplays calls for greater testing, suggesting motivated by politics

Trump downplays calls for greater testing, suggesting motivated by politics

President Donald Trump has downplayed the need for widespread access to novel coronavirus testing in his push to reopen the U.S. economy, contrary to recommendations from health experts that much greater testing and contact tracing are essential for a safe return to normalcy. He’s insisted, over objections from some governors, that there is enough testing…

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Netflix’s ‘Trial by Media’ nails correct crime — however cannot crack the case

Netflix’s ‘Trial by Media’ nails correct crime — however cannot crack the case

Trial By Media, the six-part series available Monday on Netflix, asks an important question: How does the court of public opinion influence our judicial system and its verdicts?  It’s an area of sociological interest that’s only grown in relevance. With a president notoriously fond of Fox News and Twitter and a 24-hour news cycle always…

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Tonight We Arise Devs Wished To Gain An ‘Unapologetically Leftist’ Game

Tonight We Arise Devs Wished To Gain An ‘Unapologetically Leftist’ Game

Screenshot: Pixel Pushers Union 512 (Kotaku)“Politics” has become a dirty word in gaming, especially when angrily screamed—or, as is usually the case, frantically typed—by a vocal minority of reactionary video game fans. But for more progressive players, games often aren’t political enough. Or, when they do take a position, they push objectionable conservative concepts like…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

May 9th 2020Reversing course, Donald Trump said that America’s coronavirus task-force would continue, but also focus on rebooting the economy. More states began easing their lockdowns. Florida allowed shops to trade if they limit customers, except in the heavily populated corridor between Miami and Palm Beach. In Michigan, the scene of rowdy anti-lockdown protests, the…

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Sergio Moro: Brazil prosecutor requests Bolsonaro ‘meddling’ probe

Sergio Moro: Brazil prosecutor requests Bolsonaro ‘meddling’ probe

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Sergio Moro was seen as a key figure in the government Brazil’s top public prosecutor has requested clearance to investigate allegations of political interference by President Jair Bolsonaro.It comes after Justice Minister Sergio Moro resigned on Friday, accusing the president of wanting to install a new federal police chief who…

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Working out Nancy Pelosi: She ‘Knows Exactly What Her Leverage Is’

Working out Nancy Pelosi: She ‘Knows Exactly What Her Leverage Is’

DAVE DAVIES, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I’m Dave Davies in today for Terry Gross. When U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was first elected to Congress, there wasn’t a women’s bathroom near the House floor, and it would be several years before women were allowed to wear pants in the chamber. Things have changed since…

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Minorities have elevated chances for “execrable outcomes” as US reopens: Frail CDC director

Minorities have elevated chances for “execrable outcomes” as US reopens: Frail CDC director

Dr. Richard Besser says the pandemic is far from over in the United States. May 6, 2020, 7:25 PM7 min read Dr. Richard Besser, the former acting director of the​ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during part of the first term of the Obama administration, said that he worries as states continue their push…

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A prime US scientist who used to be pushed out of his job says he used to be ‘pressured to let politics and cronyism force decisions’ within the nation’s coronavirus response

A prime US scientist who used to be pushed out of his job says he used to be ‘pressured to let politics and cronyism force decisions’ within the nation’s coronavirus response

Rick Bright, one of the leading US vaccine scientists, said he was abruptly ousted from his post as the head of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) last month for sticking to science, and refusing to tout “unproven” coronavirus treatments. Bright is now asking for his job back, while also accusing federal public health…

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The 21 handiest science podcasts within the occasion you are alive to to be taught the procedure in which things work

The 21 handiest science podcasts within the occasion you are alive to to be taught the procedure in which things work

Sure, you can listen to podcasts on politics, true crime, or even just chats about everything in between. “And then,” as Science Vs host Wendy Zuckerman would say, “there’s science.” If you’re a curious person, keen to understand exactly how the world around, inside, and beyond us works, you should try a science podcast. Whether…

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Is Joe Biden out of the woods?

Is Joe Biden out of the woods?

(CNN)There are just 184 days — 6 months exactly! — until the 2020 election. Every Sunday, I will outline the 5 BIG storylines you need to know to understand the upcoming week on the campaign trail. And they’re ranked — so the No. 1 story is the most important of the coming week.5. Veepstakes!: Former…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

May 2nd 2020Spain announced a complicated four-phase, eight-week return to a “new normality”, which will vary in speed between provinces. If all goes well, Spaniards will be able to return to beaches and bars by the end of June, and in some places before then. France also outlined its own “deconfinement” strategy. Most businesses will…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

Apr 30th 2020Spain announced a complicated four-phase, eight-week return to a “new normality”, which will vary in speed between provinces. If all goes well, Spaniards will be able to return to beaches and bars by the end of June, and in some places before then. France also outlined its own “deconfinement” strategy. Most businesses will…

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Republican Governors’ Response to Coronavirus Would possibly per chance well also goal Save the GOP from Trump

Republican Governors’ Response to Coronavirus Would possibly per chance well also goal Save the GOP from Trump

The federal response to the coronavirus has revealed a truth that until now had remained hidden behind the veil of state politics – the Republican Party, it turns out, isn’t entirely Donald Trump’s party quite yet. While the national GOP, including Congress, live in an all-Trump news cycle, state Republicans have often governed their states…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

Apr 23rd 2020Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, who has dismissed covid-19 as “sniffles”, spoke outside the army’s headquarters at a rally against lockdowns. Some of the protesters called for a shutdown of Congress and the Supreme Court and urged the army to take control of the pandemic response. Mr Bolsonaro has said: “Really, I am the…

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Diagnosis: Republicans’ Senate majority is now in real jeopardy

Diagnosis: Republicans’ Senate majority is now in real jeopardy

(CNN)The ongoing coronavirus pandemic — and President Donald Trump’s uneven (at best) handling of it — has altered the fight for the Senate majority, handing Democrats real momentum as they seek to take back control in the fall.”What we assumed was going to be the political environment a few months ago (solid economy and record…

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Trendy Customary Earnings is older than you think. Here’s why its time has reach finally.

Trendy Customary Earnings is older than you think. Here’s why its time has reach finally.

Will the coronavirus turn into a money tree? Image: Bob Al-Greene / Mashable By Chris Taylor2020-04-26 11:00:00 UTC Give a Buck is Mashable’s deep dive into Universal Basic Income — an idea gaining currency in a time of pandemic and mass unemployment. Now more than ever, the future depends on whether we can pay the…

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Pandemic Protests and Politics

Illustration by João FazendaIn late March, it became evident in the states holding Democratic primaries and other elections in April that, because of the coronavirus, it could be irresponsible to have voters cast ballots in person. Some states announced that they would postpone their elections, while Ohio (which had already done so) joined Alaska and…

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Tori Amos Believes the Muses Can Help

At age five, the singer and pianist Tori Amos was the youngest student ever accepted into the Peabody Institute, a music and dance conservatory at Johns Hopkins University. By eleven, she’d been dismissed, mostly for her disinclination to sight-read sheet music. Instead, she came of age performing show tunes and standards in the piano bars…

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Contained in the Mission to Originate Bone-Marrow Transplants on Survivors of the Chernobyl Catastrophe

Contained in the Mission to Originate Bone-Marrow Transplants on Survivors of the Chernobyl Catastrophe

On May 2, 1986, while visiting my long-term colleague and friend Richard O’Reilly, the head of bone marrow transplantation at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, I received a strange phone call. It was from Richard Champlin, who worked at the Bone Marrow Transplant Center at UCLA. He tended to speak very fast,…

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This Pissed-Off Italian Guy Is the Country’s Most practical Political Communicator

This Pissed-Off Italian Guy Is the Country’s Most practical Political Communicator

Like so many viral rants, Vic DiBitetto’s “Message to the Government” is filmed in the front seat of a car. He sounds and looks like a movie version of an Italian American: thick New Yawk accent, closed-cropped gray hair, a face that’s already red before he starts getting angry, which happens very quickly. He starts…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

Apr 25th 2020Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, who has dismissed covid-19 as “sniffles”, spoke outside the army’s headquarters at a rally against lockdowns. Some of the protesters called for a shutdown of Congress and the Supreme Court and urged the army to take control of the pandemic response. Mr Bolsonaro has said: “Really, I am the…

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The Times Can’t End Pretending Trump Is a Long-established President

The Times Can’t End Pretending Trump Is a Long-established President

From a crass tweet, a fantasy of ordinary politics emerges. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on April 10. Al Drago – Pool/Getty Images Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Has No Idea How to Wear a Protective Mask Protesters Demand End to Lockdowns Across U.S.: “Fire Fauci!” The Supreme Court’s 6–3 Decision Striking Down Split…

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Battleground energy performs rage as day to day politics shuffle gentle

Battleground energy performs rage as day to day politics shuffle gentle

DES MOINES, Iowa — Door-knocking? Over. Local party activity? Some Facebook traffic, if that. Across an arc of vital swing states, the coronavirus has put politics on an uneasy pause. Instead, political fights among state leaders from Iowa to Pennsylvania over the handling of the pandemic’s impact are raging as it spreads over this electoral…

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‘We Don’t Blindly Get Records.’ Top WHO Legitimate Defends the Neighborhood’s Response to COVID-19

‘We Don’t Blindly Get Records.’ Top WHO Legitimate Defends the Neighborhood’s Response to COVID-19

As the standoff between the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Trump Administration continues, a top WHO official is defending the organization’s efforts to gather and share information about COVID-19 with the world, despite “the politics in the way right now.” In an interview with TIME, Maria Van Kerkhove, the American infectious-disease epidemiologist serving as…

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‘Empathy issues’: Joe Biden’s endorsers highlight the same trait

‘Empathy issues’: Joe Biden’s endorsers highlight the same trait

(CNN)Nearly every top Democrat says the same thing about former Vice President Joe Biden when they make their endorsement: He is a man defined by his decency and empathy.Endorser after endorser — including former President Barack Obama and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren this week — has lauded Biden’s ability to connect with what someone else…

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Gordon Brown’s Case for World Coöperation All by contrivance of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Gordon Brown’s Case for World Coöperation All by contrivance of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Gordon Brown, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, had been in office for less than a year at the start of the Great Recession, in December of 2007. Brown, who had spent the previous decade as Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, implemented a rescue plan after the 2008 market crash, which included aiding…

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Mrs. The United States reveals why the implosion of the Equal Rights Modification light haunts us on the contemporary time

Mrs. The United States reveals why the implosion of the Equal Rights Modification light haunts us on the contemporary time

In American politics, the Equal Rights Amendment is among one of the quieter embarrassments in United States history, a proposed legislation that, incredibly, has never been passed. Asserting that equality under the law not be denied on the basis of sex, the ERA has spent nearly 100 years in limbo. First introduced by activists in…

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Will Asia Rewrite Human Historical past?

Will Asia Rewrite Human Historical past?

Please note that this article includes images of human remains. The Nefud Desert is a desolate area of orange and yellow sand dunes. It covers approximately 25,000 square miles of the Arabian Peninsula. But tens of thousands of years ago, this area was a lush land of lakes, with a climate that may have been…

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Murphy: US can launch on June 1 handiest if now we have ‘broken the back’ of COVID-19

Murphy: US can launch on June 1 handiest if now we have ‘broken the back’ of COVID-19

He also said there must be broad scale testing and contract tracing in place.April 16, 2020, 7:24 PM7 min read Gov. Phil Murphy would be “the happiest guy” if he was able to start reopening New Jersey on June 1, but he listed multiple steps that have to be taken first, and ultimately, they need…

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Politics this week

Politics this week

Apr 18th 2020Donald Trump said that data suggested America was past the peak of the covid-19 outbreak, as he mooted guidelines to reopen the economy. The president created a council to look at the options, some of whose members were surprised to be included. Earlier he started a row with state governors who are trying…

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Prognosis: The Top 10 females Joe Biden would possibly perchance well well retract as vp

Prognosis: The Top 10 females Joe Biden would possibly perchance well well retract as vp

(This is the third edition of our weekly power rankings of politicians most likely to be chosen as Joe Biden’s Democratic running mate in 2020.) (CNN)The veepstakes went into a whole other gear over the past 24 hours.First, former Georgia gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams told Elle magazine that not only would she accept the vice…

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Jay Inslee’s Climate Crew Dropped a Roadmap for a Submit-Coronavirus Inexperienced Restoration

Jay Inslee’s Climate Crew Dropped a Roadmap for a Submit-Coronavirus Inexperienced Restoration

Photo: GettyThere’s been a Jay Inslee-sized hole in the presidential race politics ever since the Washington governor dropped out the race last August. He’s got his hands full now with effectively managing the coronavirus outbreak, but the people behind his climate plan are back at it. On Wednesday, the group dubbed the Evergreen Collaborative released…

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In the aid of the scenes within the wrestle in opposition to COVID-19 – CBC.ca

In the aid of the scenes within the wrestle in opposition to COVID-19 – CBC.ca

COVID-19 is showing its callousness again and again. In the ICU at Humber River Hospital in Toronto is a man on a ventilator who’s really struggling.When he first arrived, his breathing was so laboured there were only minutes to decide he needed to be intubated. That’s the moment you’d want and need those you love…

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The keep Does the Bernie Sanders Motion Plod Now?

The keep Does the Bernie Sanders Motion Plod Now?

WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign is over. And while it remains to be seen exactly what happens to the movement he built, it’s clear how much of a stamp he’s left on the Democratic Party. Sanders helped usher in a new era of progressive politics in America, pushing the issues of income inequality, universal…

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Remembering Freeman Dyson

Remembering Freeman Dyson

Freeman Dyson was incapable of speaking a dull sentence. For more than 60 years, he was one of the world’s most accomplished living mathematical physicists, and in his later decades he earned a literary reputation as one of the few great scientists who wrote as clearly as he thought. Before I first met him 16…

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Stop the Coronavirus Corporate Coup

Stop the Coronavirus Corporate Coup

Hi,Welcome to BIG, a newsletter about the politics of monopoly. This is a special edition. I need you to take this newsletter and repost it, forward it, and contact anyone you know in politics. Here’s why.Congressional leaders are likely to put a very ugly deal in front of the American people, and if it passes,…

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The Power and Politics of High Model Twitter

The Power and Politics of High Model Twitter

High Fashion Twitter would like to inform you that it is stylized as ‘hf twitter,’ because lowercase is chic.As a whole, this online subculture of fashion fanatics is easily identifiable: mood boards of “It” girls, threads on threads of niche fashion knowledge, endless commentary about the inner workings of the industry. No one loves —…

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