Tag: Politics

Nevada’s Blue Wave

The law’s passage followed intense lobbying pressure by the Culinary Union, the influential labor group that represents more than 60,000 hospitality workers in Las Vegas and Reno. Geoconda Argüello-Kline, the group’s secretary-treasurer, told me that the law reflected a moral responsibility toward the community by the hospitality industry. While some major business groups withdrew their […]

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Climate Change Is Killing American Workers, and Biden Needs to Act Quickly

OSHA’s most recent ruling on heat exposure, during the Trump administration, was not encouraging. In February 2019, OSHA vacated an administrative law judge’s ruling against a roofing company that employed a 60-year-old man who died of heat stroke. That case was complicated by the man’s preexisting medical conditions (hepatitis C and congestive heart failure) and an outdoor […]

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The First Plaintiffs to Sue Under the Texas Abortion Ban Are as Ridiculous as the Ban Itself

The lawsuit is also unusual in other ways. Stilley spent almost an entire page making unrelated assertions about Braid and his beliefs. The complaint claims that Braid “is kind and patient and helpful toward bastards, but ideologically opposed to forcing any woman to produce another bastard against her own free will,” that he “has some […]

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The Biden Doctrine Is Not the Trump Doctrine. But What Is It, Exactly?

On Tuesday, Biden delivered his first address to the United Nations; its unstated aim was to reassure increasingly dubious allies and continue to make the argument he made early in his presidency: “America is back.” For the president, his maiden address before the international body was framed by a pair of foreign policy crises—the chaotic, […]

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The Democrats’ High-Stakes Sprint Through a Legislative Minefield

However, this will be a hassle, to put it mildly. If Democrats decide to do a new reconciliation bill—that is, separate from the reconciliation bill they are currently writing, which includes a flock of Democratic agenda items (more on that later)—that will involve several time-consuming procedural steps, including two vote-a-ramas: marathon amendment voting sessions that […]

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Data flow’s decisive role on the global stage

In 2016, Meicen Sun came to a profound realization: “The control of digital information will lie at the heart of all the big questions and big contentions in politics.” A graduate student in her final year of study who is specializing in international security and the political economy of technology, Sun vividly recalls the emergence […]

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Tamika Mallory Slams Biden Administration For Border Patrol Whipping Haitian Migrants: ‘Y’all Are Responsible’

NewsOne Featured Video Tamika Mallory on Instagram Live on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. | Source: Instagram / Instagram.com/tamikadmallory Tamika Mallory delivered a veritable sermon Tuesday morning responding to the devastating images of Border Patrol agents appearing to use whips from horseback in order to corral Haitian migrants attempting to cross into the U.S. from Mexico. […]

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The 1887 law that could end American democracy

How close did former President Donald Trump and senior members of his administration come to initiating an actual coup last January? If the recently published memo by John Eastman — director of the Claremont Institute’s Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, former law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and Trump’s attorney in a major election lawsuit — […]

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The quiet return of proactive policing?

Violent crime is on the rise. Not everywhere and not evenly: The problem is concentrated in particular neighborhoods of particular cities, and many categories of crime show declines even as gun offenses and murder have surged. But there’s anxiety on the streets that hasn’t been felt in years or decades. Just last weekend, Chicago saw 56 […]

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“You Don’t Do That to an Ally”: Longtime French Ambassador to U.S. Scorches Biden

Araud: Well, you know, now there is no assistant secretary for European affairs. There is no ambassador to Paris. There is no ambassador to NATO. So I think that’s been playing a role. As usual, the State Department is implying that the thing was committed by a small group at the White House. But obviously […]

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Moderate Democrats Are Sabotaging the Biden Agenda

It may be hard to remember but six months ago, Democrats had a kind of super momentum. The euphoria of the early days of a new president, plus a fierce urgency to do what was necessary to slow the pandemic brought Congressional Democrats together to pass a sweeping, $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill, covering everything […]

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Vaccine Mandates and the God-Given Right to Spread Covid

It’s unclear exactly how these religious exemptions—and all the complexities that come with them—will unfold in the courts. Laws vary from state to state, and even the federal government is playing catch-up. “An agency may be required to provide a reasonable accommodation to employees who communicate to the agency that they are not vaccinated against […]

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Lindsey Graham told Trump over the summer ‘you f—ed your presidency up,’ book claims. Trump hung up.

Lawyers for former President Donald Trump labored until the end to overturn President Biden’s win, and that included making their case to two Republican senators, Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Mike Lee (Utah), in the days before Congress certified the results Jan. 6, according to Peril, the new book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa. Graham […]

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Feds charge 2 GOP operatives with funneling Russian’s money to Trump campaign

Federal prosecutors have charged two longtime Republican operatives with helping a Russian national illegally contribute $25,000 to former President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, keeping another $75,000 for themselves, according to an indictment unsealed Monday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. The two men, Jesse Benton, 43, and Doug Weld, 75, pleaded not guilty to […]

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Las imágenes de agentes fronterizos agarrando a migrantes a caballo en Estados Unidos que generaron polémica

Un agente fronterizo a caballo agarra a un migrante en Texas. La Casa Blanca consideró las escenas como “terribles”. Los videos e imágenes de varios agentes fronterizos de Estados Unidos a caballo persiguiendo y cargando contra migrantes con un aparente cordón cerca del río Grande, en una zona aledaña al pequeño municipio de Del Río, […]

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Duque vaticina más migración si no se pone fin a la “dictadura” venezolana

Washington, 20 sep (EFE News).- El presidente de Colombia, Iván Duque, vaticinó este lunes en Washington que habrá más migración venezolana si no se pone fin a la “dictadura” de Nicolás Maduro, a quien volvió a considerar el “equivalente” latinoamericano del autoritario exmandatario serbio Slobodan Milosevic (1941-2006). “A medida que continúe la dictadura en Venezuela, […]

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“Hubo un golpe de palacio y ganó Cristina Kirchner”: el duro editorial de Jorge Lanata sobre el Gobierno

Captura Tras la durísima carta de la vicepresidente Cristina Kirchner al presidente Alberto Fernández luego de la derrota en las PASO, el Gobierno nacional se vio impactado y varios ministros presentaron su renuncia. Jorge Lanata dio su opinión al respecto en PPT Box (eltrece) y planteó en qué condiciones quedaron las cosas dentro del Frente […]

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Bernie Sanders cautioned authoritarianism ‘may be on the march’ shortly after inauguration, book reveals

In the early days of President Biden’s tenure, not too long after the Jan. 6 Captiol riot, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) attended a meeting in the Oval Office alongside a group of leading Senate Democrats — one in which he almost “immediately raised the stakes,” Jewish Insider writes per Bob Woodward and Robert Costa’s upcoming […]

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Biden is repeating Bush and Obama’s immigration mistake

President Biden’s decision to deport the Haitian migrants surging over America’s southern border is needlessly cruel. It’s also not what he promised to do. Biden campaigned pledging to create a “fair and humane” immigration system that would “preserve the dignity of immigrant families, refugees, and asylum-seekers.” Instead, he’ll send desperate Haitians back to their home country, despite it […]

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Is the ‘big lie’ becoming Republicans’ midterm blueprint?

Former President Donald Trump’s “big lie” — constructed with unfounded and baseless claims of fraud in the 2020 election — has “metastasized” beyond the presidency and begun infecting lower-level Republican campaigns ahead of midterms, argues Politico. In fact, even “rational” and “principled” individuals are being motivated to cry fraud because “that is the ante for […]

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