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The potentially tragic consequences of the GOP's healthcare repeal on people like Steve Scalise

The New Republic has a thoughtful piece examining the potential consequences of the GOP's healthcare repeal bill on someone who becomes the victim of a shooting, requires extensive care, and thank goodness, survives that attack, as Republican...Show More Summary

Wisconsin Bill Would Expel or Suspend Students in the University of Wisconsin System Who Attempt to Shut Down Public Speakers

Nice. Under a new bill approved Wednesday night by the Wisconsin State Assembly, such student protesters in the UW system could be suspended or even expelled if they repeatedly disrupt campus speakers they disagree with. The Republican-backed legislation, called the...

A new Supreme Court case could rejigger electoral lines for the 2020 election

Later this year the Supreme Court will hear a new spin on a scourge almost as old as the republic: partisan gerrymandering, a trick whereby politicians pick their voters rather than the other way around. In recent years, the justices have cracked down on districts that are drawn using predominantly racial lines.

Civil War on the Left, Part 41: Democrats and Immigration

(Steven Hayward) Peter Beinart, a smart center-left writer once affiliated with The New Republic before it went crazy, nowadays is at The Atlantic, and he has a barn-burner of an essay out today on the subject, “How the Democrats Lost Their Way on Immigration.” It is a long article, but very much worth reading the whole thing. Show More Summary

France's new parliament - what's changed?

The victory of President Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move (LREM) in France's parliamentary election has been hailed as a "revolution" in some quarters. But how much has actually changed in the parliament elected on Sunday 18 J...

Lost in Adaptation

“The slaves left.” In three words, Sofia Coppola’s new film The Beguiled casually dispenses with one of the great shames of the American republic. Coppola’s film is an elegant Southern Gothic tale of masculine charms and feminine vengeance, completely stripped of its historical and racial context. Show More Summary

French government to resign for post-election reshuffle

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe was to resign on Monday in order to form a new government following the convincing victory of President Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move (LREM) party.

U.S. warns of new reports Congo troops killing, raping women, children

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States warned on Friday that it had received new reports from within Democratic Republic of Congo accusing Congolese troops of actively carrying out a campaign of killing and raping women and children in the central Kasai region.

Turnout worries for Macron ahead of French parliament election

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe called for high turnout in this Sunday's parliamentary election which is expected to hand President Emmanuel Macron's new party an overwhelming majority. Macron's year-old Republic on the Move (REM)...Show More Summary

Macron heading for huge majority - poll

French President Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move (REM) party is heading for a large majority in Sunday's legislative elections, a new poll shows.

Czech cave sheds light on Neanderthal-Homo Sapiens transition

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Sometime just over 40,000 years ago, the last surviving cousins of the modern humans, Homo Neanderthals, likely met their Homo sapiens kin in the modern-day Moravia region of the Czech Republic, a new paper suggests. It is based on the excavation of 10 layers of sediment in a cave in the region...

WHO confirms Congo polio outbreaks in new eradication setback

GENEVA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo has suffered two separate outbreaks of polio, a debilitating and potentially deadly disease that the world is trying to eradicate, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.

Bridget Read on Elizabeth Bishop’s ‘Powerful Reticence’

Bridget Read delves into a new biography of the great modernist poet, Elizabeth Bishop, in the pages of the New Republic. The biography in question, Megan Marshall’s Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast, is, according to Read, “an attempt to connect more fully than ever Bishop’s poetics with the facts of her personal life—a synthesis […]

Macron party set for landslide, low turnout in French parliamentary first round

Emmanuel Macron's new party, the Republic on the Move (LREM), looked set for a landslide in next week's deciding round of the French parliamentary election, after the president's supporters won 32.32 percent in Sunday's first round. But the victory was marred by a historically low turnout.

Lorde almighty has another new single, and another new series of tour dates

So, Lorde has a new single out. You know…Lorde? From MUSIC??? With Melodrama out very very soon (June 16 via LAVA/Republic Records), Lorde is understandably trying to keep the hype-fire around her second album blazing as hotly as possible. Show More Summary

Norway - Czech Republic Prediction & Preview and Betting Tips (10.06.2017)

We have a new preview on Norway - Czech Republic Prediction & Preview and Betting Tips (10.06.2017) Prediction...Show More Summary

Listen to Lorde’s New Song “Sober”

Lorde has shared a new song, “Sober.” Take a listen below. It’s the latest song off the singer-songwriter’s upcoming sophomore album Melodrama, which arrives in its entirety on June 16 via LAVA/Republic. To date, she’s shared three other...Show More Summary

Indonesia makes its fishing fleet visible to the world through Global Fishing Watch

This week, at the United Nation's Ocean Conference, the Republic of Indonesia becomes the first nation ever to publish Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) data revealing the location and activity of its commercial fishing fleet. The new data...Show More Summary

New Republic Writer Likens GOP to a ‘Juvenile Delinquent in a Souped-Up Truck’

Deliberately polluting the air with high-volume diesel exhaust isn’t just a pastime for nihilists -- it’s an expression of “the key animating ethos in the decision-making process” of the Republican Party, claims Brian Beutler. The activity...Show More Summary

Kvitova's comeback includes playing New Haven before US Open

Petra Kvitova will play at the Connecticut Open in August, the final tune-up before the U.S. Open; she recently returned to play the French Open, six months after an intruder stabbed her left hand in her home in the Czech Republic.        

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