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The most shocking line in Vice President Pence’s 2020 RNC speech 

The most shocking line in Vice President Pence’s 2020 RNC speech 

Across all three nights of the Republican National Convention so far, speakers returned to a single theme: In American cities, at least according to these speakers, protesters hostile to the police are rioting and crime is skyrocketing — and if Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is elected, this will be the future. As Vice President…
Mali’s president was elected after a coup. Another coup just removed him from power.

Mali’s president was elected after a coup. Another coup just removed him from power.

Mali’s once-popular President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta resigned Tuesday night, just hours after being forcibly arrested at gunpoint by members of his military. “If today, certain elements of our armed forces want this to end through their intervention, do I really have a choice?” he said in a statement on state television. “I hold no hatred…
Why the next president should establish a Department of Climate

Why the next president should establish a Department of Climate

It’s been a big month for new climate policy ideas in the US, with a flurry of plans out, brimming with hundreds of policy recommendations. The presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden campaign’s task force on climate change, for example, released new proposals on July 14 for reducing fossil fuel use, aiming to establish a national…
What President Joe Biden would do to stop Covid-19

What President Joe Biden would do to stop Covid-19

Joe Biden’s message on Covid-19 is simple: “It did not have to be this way.” That is arguably the theme of Biden’s entire presidential campaign. But it is especially relevant to health care, where the coronavirus response and the conservative crusade to overturn Obamacare combine to demonstrate the vivid contrast between the president we have…
The president of Honduras is the latest world leader to test positive for the coronavirus

The president of Honduras is the latest world leader to test positive for the...

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández is the latest world leader to test positive for Covid-19. In a televised address on Tuesday night, Hernández announced that he began feeling sick over the weekend and received his diagnosis yesterday. His wife, first lady Ana García de Hernández, and two presidential aides also tested positive. Hernández, who is…
The president is a danger to the US military

The president is a danger to the US military

When President Donald Trump looks at the military he leads, he doesn’t see a diverse group of Americans doing their jobs to protect and defend the country. He sees a massive force at his disposal solely to satisfy his personal and political whims — even if it means tarnishing the reputation of the institution he…
We don’t have a president, or a plan

We don’t have a president, or a plan

Here’s the truth: Lockdown is economically ruinous, and we can’t sustain it from now until a vaccine. And you don’t have to take it from me. “You can’t be in lockdown for 18 months,” says Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy. “We’ll destroy society as we know it,…
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s failed coronavirus response, in one video

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s failed coronavirus response, in one video

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has mishandled his country’s coronavirus outbreak so badly that it’s possible over 1 million people in Brazil have contracted the disease. Despite this crisis, he’s continued to downplay Covid-19’s severity and his own powers to do anything about it. Bolsonaro has referred to the novel coronavirus as the “little flu” and…
Why Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro joined a protest calling for a military coup

Why Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro joined a protest calling for a military coup

In a head-spinning political maneuver, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro joined demonstrations held in Brasilia on Sunday to protest coronavirus-related lockdowns and to call for a military coup. Political observers say the protesters were right-wing Bolsonaro supporters who called for military intervention on behalf of the president because they view the country’s supreme court and legislature…
How President Emmanuel Macron bungled France’s coronavirus response

How President Emmanuel Macron bungled France’s coronavirus response

If any country should’ve been able to handle a coronavirus outbreak, you’d think it would have been France. One of Europe’s most powerful countries, France has a world-renowned health care system, immense wealth, ample social welfare, a centralized government, and a strong presidency. Yet the country currently has the fourth-highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases…

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