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Sep 10 2020
Is Disney's live-action Mulan worth the price of admission?
This Abridge News topic aggregates four unique arguments on different sides of the debate. Here are the quick facts to get you started:
THE QUICK FACTSDisney’s latest live-action remake, Mulan, was released direct-to-customer via Disney’s streaming service, Disney Plus on September 4. The film had been delayed three times and was originally meant to debut in Abridge News
Sep 03 2019
Mike Pence's decision to stay at Trump hotel in Ireland came after president's 'suggestion', top aide says
A top aide to Mike Pence defended the vice president's decision to stay at a Trump hotel during his trip to Ireland.
Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force Two, chief of staff Marc Short said the idea to stay at the Trump International Golf Links and Hotel in Doonbeg, Ireland, was a "suggestion" from President Donald Trump.
"It's like when we went through the trip, it's like,USA TODAY
May 22 2019
Trump Administration Could Blacklist China’s Hikvision, a Surveillance Firm
The Trump administration is considering limits to a Chinese video surveillance giant’s ability to buy American technology, people familiar with the matter said, the latest attempt to counter Beijing’s global economic ambitions.
The move would effectively place the company, Hikvision, on a United States blacklist. It also would mark the first time the Trump administration punished aNew York Times (News)
Oct 01 2019
Judge Rules Harvard's Race-Conscious Admissions Process is Constitutional
A legal challenge to Harvard University's race-conscious admissions process was defeated by a federal judge in Boston on Tuesday. The lawsuit alleged that Harvard capped admission for Asian-Americans while seeking to balance its admissions on an ethnic basis.
Some left-leaning media reported that the decision was expected due to many other universities using similar processes; someNew York Post (News) Bloomberg Washington Post
Oct 04 2012
The compensation question: Are public school teachers underpaid?
Over the past few years, as cash-strapped states and school districts have faced tough budget decisions, spending on teacher compensation has come under the microscope. The underlying question is whether, when you take everything into account, todays teachers are fairly paid, underpaid, or overpaid. In this forum, two pairs of respected economists offer very different answers. Andrew Biggs ofEconomic Policy Institute
Aug 28 2012
RNC's Priebus hits back at MSNBC's Matthews - 'He wants to be the biggest jerk in the room'
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus was not impressed with MSNBC's Chris Matthew's shot at the GOP who said on his Monday evening program, when discussing Mitt Romney's sarcastic reference to President Obama's birth certificate recently: “That cheap shot about ‘I don’t have a problem with my birth certificate’ was awful. You are playing that little ethnic card there. You canWashington Times
Apr 12 2019
OPINION: Is America Hopelessly Polarized, or Just Allergic to Politics?
The good news about polarization is that it’s overstated — most Americans just really don’t like partisan squabbles.
It seems that the only thing Americans can agree on is that we are living in an era of extreme political polarization. As we head into the 2020 presidential campaign, a striking 91 percent of people said in a recent PRRI survey that the country is divided over politics.Guest Writer - Left
Nov 27 2019
The Science of Polarization and Insights for Bridge-building
Many PACE members and partners are all-too familiar with the challenges posed by polarization today. Looking at it through a scientific lens, however, can help. Science reveals valuable insights about the nature and impact of modern-day polarization. It can also illuminate effective tools for bridge-building.
The Problem of Toxic Polarization
Why is polarization in the U.S.PACE
May 08 2013
Social Security: Immigration Overhaul Helps
The Senate immigration bill will help improve Social Securitys long-term solvency and reduce the number of immigrants entering the U.S. illegally, according to a Social Security Administration analysis.
On the heels of a Heritage Foundation report that criticized an immigration overhaul as a budget-buster that would cost trillions, the latest data could be a boon for immigrationWall Street Journal (News)
Feb 12 2020
Joe Biden, the last of his political species
The writing was on the wall even before the New Hampshire votes came in Tuesday night. Another promising Joe Biden presidential campaign has found another iceberg to ram and, once again, the orchestra’s playing “Nearer My God to Thee.”
Is anyone surprised, really? The Democrats talking for the past year about Biden’s electability and his front-runner status have reminded me of grown-upsWashington Post