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Oct 15 2019
Around the world, citizens appear to be re-engaging with democracy. In May, voter turnout at the European parliamentary elections reached a 20-year high, and in 2018 turnout for the United States midterm elections was the highest in a hundred years.
Yet in each instance, voter turnout reached just a feeble 50 percent. In the context of recent history, that was a surge. In the 2014New York Times (Opinion)
Aug 05 2020
On a midsummer night in 1920, three women rushed to Nashville, Tennessee, on steam-powered trains, converging on the city from different directions. They were very ordinary looking, in their summer frocks and hats; they didn’t look like veteran warriors, or political agitators, much less battlefield generals. But they were all of these.
These women were on a mission, called to commandChristian Science Monitor
Jun 29 2021
“The final edition of Hong Kong’s last remaining pro-democracy paper sold out in hours [last] Thursday… The newspaper said it was forced to cease operations after police froze $2.3 million of its assets, searched its office and arrested five top editors and executives last week, accusing them of foreign collusion to endanger national security.” (AP News)
Both sides criticize theThe Flip Side
Jun 30 2020
NBA To Paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ On Sides Of Disney Courts, Allow Players To Put Social Justice Messages On Jerseys
Along with endorsing players putting social justice messages on the backs of their jerseys, the NBA is working with the players union to paint “Black Lives Matter” on both sides of the courts in Walt Disney World arenas, where the league will play when it resumes its coronavirus-paused season in late-July. Despite the league’s efforts to incorporate social justice themed protests into itsThe Daily Wire
Jan 13 2022
A focus on evolving COVID-19 guidelines, confusion about hospitalization data and feelings of "COVID fatigue" are themes across the spectrum as the U.S. approaches its third year with the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) took heat from all sides over new isolation guidance for COVID-positive people, and important nuance about official counts of COVID-19AllSides Staff
Mar 31 2021
President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan is no joke.
The huge -- more than $2 trillion -- proposal he will unveil Wednesday covers an expansive and vital policy area that became a Washington punch line in the Trump administration and resulted in painful dashed hopes for previous presidents.
For Biden, infrastructure is about far more than fixing America's creaking and crumblingCNN (Online News)
Feb 07 2020
When President Donald Trump bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on ailing right-wing, talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh at the State of the Union, it wasn’t just a feel-good moment for his conservative base. It was also a gesture of thanks to a (fellow) media personality who helped set the stage for Trump’s astonishing political success. Limbaugh’s brash and boorish persona, and his beliefNBC News (Online)
Jun 24 2020
The Illinois Supreme Court ruled last week that part of a Chicago police union contract mandating the destruction of police disciplinary records more than five years old violates an “explicit, well-defined, and dominant public policy” favoring public access to government information in the state of Illinois.
The court’s 5-1 decision brought an end to a decades-long dispute between theThe Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Oct 04 2019
U.S. employers added jobs at a steady pace last month, and the unemployment rate hit a 50-year low, signaling the labor market continues to provide opportunities for Americans in search of work despite a broader economic slowdown.
The U.S. economy added 136,000 jobs in September, the Labor Department reported Friday. The jobless rate dropped to 3.5% in September from 3.7% in August,Wall Street Journal (News)
Feb 15 2015
Hillary Clinton is worried that European governments are being "too wimpy" in dealing with Russian President Vladimir Putin, London's mayor Boris Johnson said Friday.
Johnson, on a trade mission to the United States, said that he was struck by the former secretary of state's insistence that Europe must do more to stand up to the Russian leader over Ukraine.CNN (Online News)