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Jan 03 2020
Iran-backed Iraqi militias mounted two days of protests at the United States Embassy in Baghdad, destroying property and trapping diplomats inside, before dispersing Wednesday night as the U.S. began deploying additional military forces to the region.
The protests were in response to U.S. airstrikes over the weekend which reportedly killed at least 25 Kata'ib Hezbollah fighters, anHenry A. Brechter
Nov 30 2021
Symptoms associated with the first detected cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant appear mild, especially among vaccinated people, according to health authorities in Europe, South Africa and Israel.
The South African doctor credited with spotting the variant first said all patients she's seen with the variant had "extremely mild symptoms." One Israeli coronavirus expert said that if theThe Epoch Times The Guardian STAT
Nov 22 2019
Gordon Sondland, the U.S. Ambassador to the Eurpoean Union, testified publicly Wednesday in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
Sondland's statements gave new insight on the alleged "quid pro quo" between Trump and Ukraine; he gave credence to the allegations, saying "everyone was in the loop," but also denied that Trump ever brought up foreign aid as part of his effortHenry A. Brechter
Oct 21 2019
While there can certainly be a lot of ideological diversity among members of the same political party, Republicans and Democrats generally share the same stances on key issues as their fellow party members. So when ideas switch parties entirely, things can get interesting.
Today, issues such as trade, immigration, and U.S. involvement in Syria reveal Democrats and Republicans may beJohn Gable, AllSides Co-founder
Mar 30 2017
Perspectives BlogThis week, the UK began formal Brexit proceedings, the long process of withdrawing from the European Union. Theresa May delivered Article 50 to the European Council, the first step in a two year long process. In April or May, the Council will meet to finalize the negotiation process. They will decide what the terms of separation will be during these meetings. Finally, the European Parliament John Gable, AllSides Co-founder
Oct 18 2019
Tracking impeachment: Attention has shifted to President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who is accused of pushing the Ukrainian government to investigate the Bidens on Trump's behalf.
Hunter Biden, son of Joe Biden, forfeited his spot on the board of a Chinese private equity firm on Sunday, saying his overseas work allowed critics to accuse his father of conflicting interests.Henry A. Brechter
Oct 04 2019
Tracking impeachment:Impeachment news is sure to dominate media coverage until further notice. But there are always other important stories to note, so we'll be providing weekly impeachment updates while also following other topics. This week, the House of Representatives threatened to subpoena the White House for information on the infamous Trump-Ukraine phone call from July 25.
FormerHenry A. Brechter
Feb 28 2021
After receiving criticism for his recent airstrike against Iranian-backed militia groups in Syria, President Joe Biden penned a letter Saturday to congressional leadership, arguing the strike was consistent with the U.S. right to self-defense. Lawmakers on both sides criticized the Biden administration for the strike, arguing military action without congressional approval is unconstitutional.USA TODAY Washington Examiner CNN (Opinion)
Sep 04 2019
Editor's Note: This piece originally appeared on Bridge Alliance.
The polar vortex may have retreated for the winter months ago, but the political polarization within the United States certainly has not. Just as meteorologists provide scientific explanations for our frozen toes, social scientists may have some explanations for our frozen political discourse.
Sep 07 2019
Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam announced the withdrawal of a controversial bill that would have allowed Hong Kong residents to be extradited to mainland China for trial. The bill, which had been suspended since July, led to months of protests.
A majority of news coverage acknowledged that despite Lam's apparent backpedal, the Chinese government's decision to withdraw only meetsHenry A. Brechter