Category: Politics

United Nations withdraws Matt Hancock job offer

Matt Hancock, the former UK health secretary, will no longer become a special envoy for the United Nations after the job offer was withdrawn. Hancock had said he was “honoured” to be working with the UN’s Economic Commission for Africa to help the continent recover from the pandemic. But campaigners objected to the appointment last […]

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Don’t Let the Austerity Hacks Get Their Hooks in the Climate Debate

Will the Democrat-controlled Congress advance any meaningful climate change mitigation? There is hope that it might: The budget reconciliation bill currently being debated takes substantive aim at the problem with a slew of solutions, ranging from petrochemical industry reform, investments in alternative energy, the creation of new jobs and job transitions, and upgrades to the […]

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British lorry drivers slam Government for bringing in cheap foreign truckers to tackle shortages

BRITISH lorry drivers yesterday criticised the Government for bringing in cheap foreign truckers to tackle shortages. Ministers announced emergency plans to tear up strict rules which limit the work EU HGV drivers can do in Britain. 1 Rod McKenzie, of the Road Haulage Association, said the measures amount to ‘taking work from British drivers’Credit: BBC […]

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Sorry former Pentagon expert, but China is nowhere near winning the AI race

Nicolas Chaillan, the Pentagon’s former Chief Software Officer, is on a whirlwind press tour to drum up as much fervor for his radical assertion that the US has already lost the AI race against China. Speaking to the Financial Times in his first interview after leaving his post at the Pentagon, Chaillan said: We have […]

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The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: Respectfully…

From: TurnpikeIkeTo: Michael Harriot Y’all get around them white folks and demean black ppl for making choices that they believe. Sad I thought some of you ppl were better then that. What ever happened to herd immunity, technically if Kyrie is the o ly one unvaccinated everyone should be fine Advertisement Dear sirs or madmen, […]

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The Chicago Police Union Has Told Officers to Defy COVID-19 Vaccine and Mayor Lori Lightfoot Is Pissed

The Chicago Police Union and Mayor Lori Lightfoot Are Still Beefing Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates The police union continues to challenge Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s mandate, so of course that means the FOP president Catanzara made his case on Fox News. “We have a profession that nobody wants to work in,” Catanzara said. “It gave us […]

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The White House Report on Supreme Court Reform Made a Glaring Omission

So, with court-packing off the table, what is left? Some reform proposals have suggested requiring the court to hear cases in panels, similar to the practice used by the federal appellate courts, or rotating justices between the lower federal courts and the Supreme Court. The draft materials suggested that a rotation system as articulated by […]

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Biden’s SCOTUS commission gives Democrats a rallying cry

Don’t pack the Supreme Court. At least, that’s what the expert commision appointed by President Biden said. Thursday night, the panel released “discussion materials” that amount to a preliminary version of its anticipated report. Although they endorsed some possible reforms, most commissioners concluded that increasing the number of justices to boost Democrats’ influence risks the […]

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Kyrsten Sinema’s poll numbers should terrify her

The left-leaning group Data For Progress on Thursday released genuinely brutal poll numbers for Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), whose very public role in holding up President Biden’s agenda is clearly not wearing well with her state’s primary electorate.  The survey of likely voters for her 2024 Democratic Senate primary showed just 25 percent approval for Sinema’s performance in […]

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The road to Irish unity is far from straight | Letters

Susan McKay falls into the same trap as others who predict the imminence of a united Ireland (On the far side of borders, a new Ireland is taking shape, 9 October). She fails to address the question of what form reunification would take. Does she envisage the six counties and their 18 Westminster constituencies simply decanting into […]

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