Sarah Mirk Hello world! Here's all the news we're reading this Monday morning: • All eyes are on Iowa this morning as the state's residents cast their votes in the nation's first caucus of the 2016 election. Confused about what happens in a caucus, exactly? Check out this short video explainer. Show More Summary
This week the nation got one last chance to see the Republicans debate before the Iowa caucuses on Tuesday. Of course, a certain bully chose not to attend, but that only allowed for the evening's highlight: watching Megyn Kelly conclusively prove that the way to prevail over a bully is to not back down. Show More Summary
We begin today’s roundup with an op-ed by President Barack Obama explaining his executive action on banning solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prisons: The United States is a nation of second chances, but the experience of solitary confinement too often undercuts that second chance. Show More Summary
This week is National School Choice Week, the annual celebration of policies that empower families to choose the education that best meets the individual needs of their children. There have already been several important school choice...Show More Summary
Once again, the action this week is on the Democratic side, with the GOP side suddenly static and boring. So let’s get started with our own team: DEMOCRATS National Democratic primary polling trends Compared to last week, Hillary Clinton is up 0.1 points (in other words, nothing), while Bernie Sanders is down 2.2 points. Show More Summary
National LGBT museum gives up on the District for New York, pedestrian deaths are up across the D.C. region, and more. [ more › ]
We begin today’s roundup with John Nichols at The Nation writing about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan: If all the destructive and anti-democratic policies of all the Republican governors elected in the 2010 wave election, none have...Show More Summary
Sarah Mirk Happy MLK Day! Here's what we're reading today: • For years, people thought that a speech Martin Luther King Jr gave at the National Press Club in 1962 was lost to history. But a recently discovered recording means we can all listen to this "lost" speech. Show More Summary
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A little tardy to the party, but we’re back and ready to celebrate with Oscar Isaac and Taraji P. Henson on their Golden Globe wins! National News The Oregon militia Federal Building protest continues and The Root has a roundup of articles exploring what would happen if the armed militia wasn’t white. A Native Tribal … Continue reading PoC News in America
The war on women turns Orwellian: #NC: Home of the nation's longest mandatory delay for #abortion care. Plus we send your sono to the govmnt! https://t.co/9ZOlFuvhiP #ncpol — Suzanne Buckley (@HSBuckles) January 12, 2016 I long for the...Show More Summary
“Outdoor guides to Obama: Take a hike” [Sean Higgins, Washington Examiner; Labor Department imposes higher federal-contractor minimum wage on outfitters operating in national parks, though they do not fit conventional definition of contractors]...Show More Summary
The Tigers, whose football counterparts were preparing to play for the national championship, stunned No. 16 Louisville.
Today’s roundup features an op-ed by President Barack Obama, who held a live town hall on CNN on reducing gun violence yesterday: A national crisis like this demands a national response. Reducing gun violence will be hard. It’s clear that common-sense gun reform won’t happen during this Congress. Show More Summary
National Geographic Channel is set to jump on today’s TCA sex roundup, when it unveils a six-part series Original Sin: How Sex Changed The World. The production, from World of Wonder, will look at the “sexual revolution” of the past half-century and how it has affected culture, science, and politics, here and around the world. Show More Summary
Patricia Apps (University of Sydney), The Central Role of a Well-Designed Income Tax in 'The Modern Economy' Mark Bowler-Smith (University of Auckland), Corporate Income Tax: What Is It Good For? Rob Bray (Australian National University), 100 Years of the Minimum Wage and the Australian Tax and Transfer System: What Has...
Reporters at the Center for Public Integrity investigate the nation's third wave of asbestos disease; garment workers in Bangladesh continue to fight for safety and dignity in the workplace; Seattle becomes the first U.S. city to allow Uber drivers to organize; and OSHA sends its silica rule to the White House.
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A wrap-up of weekend performances by Americans playing in foreign leagues. Of note: Several players competing in lesser leagues or with reserve squads are not listed. Americans with dual nationalities representing other national teams have also been omitted. ENGLAND Premier League Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard: played 90 minutes in 3-2 defeat to Leicester City Aston […]
This week, the nation reconnected with a beloved movie franchise -- and from the reviews, "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip" lives up to the hype. Meanwhile, in a galaxy far, far away, a small indie movie, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," also opened. Show More Summary