The disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh has been at war for the past month. Both the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia contributed to escalating tensions and neither has demonstrated sufficient will to bring the violence to an end. Russian President Vladimir Putin estimated on October 23 that close to 5,000 people had died in less […]Continue Reading →
It’s hard to make ends meet in rural America.
That is why leading officials in Irwin County, Georgia worried when the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC), one of the largest employers in Ocilla, GA, struggled to fill its cells. The center had been used by various outfits when it was purchased in 2004 by […]Continue Reading →
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is this month’s Employee of the Month, earned in the last week of August on two counts.
First, Secretary Pompeo shamelessly and quite possibly illegally used the U.S. Embassy in Israel as the stage for a partisan political intervention at the Republican National Convention. The Hatch Act of 1939, […]Continue Reading →
This piece was co-authored by Sarah Lewinger.
Following the May 2020 murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, the United States has witnessed protests across the country on a scale not seen since 1968. Central to this mobilization is a rejection of the status quo of state-sponsored violence against people of color.
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A worrying symptom of the coronavirus is the opportunity it presents for leaders to enact authoritarian policies, threatening already ailing democracies around the world. One leader who has proven to be quite the opportunist is Hungary’s Viktor Orbán and his party, Fidesz. In March, before a herd of mask-clad parliamentarians, Orbán presented the Coronavirus Protection […]Continue Reading →
Political reporters recently revealed that Republican consultants have landed on a new strategy for fighting the 2020 election: blaming China for the coronavirus outbreak. The president’s party believes they can tar his opponents, including presidential candidate former vice president Joseph Biden, with the allegation of having being too cozy and accommodating with Beijing.
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