Thousands of protesters in Beirut call for “the fall of the regime” in the wake of the blast
Thousands of demonstrators faced tear gas and rubber bullets in clashes with police in Beirut, Lebanon, on Saturday in protests sparked by a massive explosion in the Lebanese capital last week. The blast killed more than 150, injured around 6,000, and left about 300,000 people without homes. Experts say the blast, one of the largest…
Cori Bush’s victory signals the return of the protester-politician 
Cori Bush’s stunning primary upset over Rep. William Lacy Clay Jr. in Missouri’s First District underscored a generational split that has cracked through American electoral politics. Over the last six years, the tension between the younger Black Lives Matter generation and the historic civil rights guard has been well documented as iconoclasts like Al Sharpton…
Trump falsely claims coronavirus is “disappearing” and Russia isn’t meddling in the 2020 election
President Donald Trump called a surprise news conference on Friday night at his private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, speaking to reporters before a crowd of cheering club members who infused the event with the tone of a miniature campaign rally. Trump used the occasion to again push false claims that Covid-19 is “disappearing,”…
How coronavirus devastated Texas’s vulnerable borderlands
It was a Friday night, and Ivan Melendez, the public health authority for Hidalgo County, Texas, had been on the job since 7 am. He was preparing to put in another 10 hours of work as he parked outside Edinburg Regional Medical Center, about a half-hour drive from the Mexican border. He knew what to…
Tulsi Gabbard’s seat is up for grabs in Hawaii’s congressional primary
The time has come to find out who’s likely to replace Tulsi Gabbard in representing Hawaii in Congress. On Saturday, August 8, Hawaii will hold primaries for both of its congressional seats. The First Congressional District, currently represented by Democrat Ed Case, is uncontested in the Democratic primary and likely a safe seat come November,…