Category: Politics

The Women Who Still Can’t Vote

As we celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment this month, it’s tempting to assume that women’s suffrage is complete. Yet millions of women—because they are incarcerated or on parole, because their legal name doesn’t match certain documents, because the polls are open only during the hours they are at jobs or caring for […]

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Stacey Abrams’ Name Conspicuously Missing From List Of DNC Speakers

Source: NBC / Getty Stacey Abrams went from reportedly being courted by Joe Biden to be his vice-presidential running mate to seemingly falling out of the conversation altogether to now, apparently, not being included on the list of speakers at next week’s Democratic National Convention (DNC). I’m surprised Stacey Abrams isn’t speaking at the DNC […]

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Sandinistas acusan de calumnia a una periodista crítica del Gobierno de Ortega

Managua, 11 ago (EFE).- Tres trabajadoras de una Alcaldía sandinista interpusieron este martes una denuncia por calumnia en contra de la periodista Kalua Salazar, de la emisora La Costeñísima, crítica con el Gobierno del presidente de Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega. La acusación fue interpuesta por los abogados de Julia Elena Zeledón, Shamia Ruiz Castillo, y Griselda […]

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Chile considera “inadecuada” la candidatura de EEUU a la presidencia del BID

Santiago de Chile, 11 ago (EFE).- El canciller de Chile, Andrés Allamand, consideró este martes como “inadecuada” la candidatura de Estados Unidos para ocupar la presidencia del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) e indicó que lo ideal sería postergar los comicios. La Casa Blanca propuso en junio la candidatura del estadounidense de origen cubano Mauricio […]

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US election 2020 latest news: Kamala Harris picked as Biden’s running mate, first black woman on big presidential ticket

DONALD Trump was rushed from his press briefing as the Secret Service shot an “armed suspect.” He was evacuated from the briefing room in just minutes into his conference on Monday afternoon. When he returned, the president told reporters someone had been shot outside The White House but everything was under control.  Meanwhile, as the […]

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Joe Biden Picks Kamala Harris To Be His VP Running Mate In Historical Moment

The results are in. Joe Biden has selected California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his vice-presidential running mate in the 2020 election. The presumptive Democratic nominee made the announcement Tuesday afternoon after months and months of speculation. I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, […]

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Over 100,000 Scottish exam grades to be reinstated after row

More than 100,000 Scottish exam grades which were marked down last week will be reinstated, by restoring results to those recommended by teachers, Scotland’s education secretary, John Swinney, has said. Swinney made an emergency statement at Holyrood on Tuesday afternoon after a furious row erupted last week when the Scottish Qualifications Authority announced it had […]

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Trump EPA Poised to Weaken Obama Methane Rule, Despite Possibility of Later CRA Overturn

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. The Trump administration is poised to roll back rules on release of methane, a potent greenhouse gas estimated to be 25 more potent than carbon dioxide and which accounts for about 10% […]

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Is the Media About to Screw Up Coverage of Biden’s Vice Presidential Pick?

Donald Trump’s attacks on Joe Biden aren’t working. The president has sought to portray Biden as a closet Antifa member out to abolish everything: the police, the suburbs, god. Those attacks aren’t working because they’re preposterous. Voters have a good idea of who Biden is—a moderate former vice president—and know he doesn’t throw on a […]

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Mike Bartlett on Albion, Brexit and Covid: ‘national identity is critical to coming out of this’

Mike Bartlett’s 2017 play Albion returned to London’s Almeida theatre in February, the week after Britain left the EU. It didn’t mention Brexit but the story reflected its mournful divisions. Then the Covid-19 pandemic struck and dwarfed the drama’s concerns of nationhood, patriotism and nostalgic notions of Englishness. Or did it? “Some were saying in […]

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