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‎Politics‏ , voting and history

Black history is always interesting, and there’s always more to be discovered. I just found out that one of my friends is related to Robert Smalls! What? You don’t know who he is?


Meet the ` Colored Girls , ' the hidden figures in American ‎politics‏

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The Best Thing Ever Written About ‎Politics‏ and Art

Tomorrow, February 23, is William Edward Burghardt Du Bois’s birthday. Du Bois was born in 1868 and died in 1963. In fact, Du Bois died, in Ghana, the day before the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Roy Wilkins and hundreds of thousands of marchers observed Du Bois’s death with a moment of

KOTTKE.ORG - 2019-02-22 22:10:47

A councilwoman 's remarkable rise from poverty to ‎politics‏

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- Councilwoman Carmen Castillo (Ward 9) takes her seat in City Hall's Room B for a Finance Committee meeting, quickly focusing on the brief agenda. Soon, she is listening to testimony from a municipal judge for what some might call her "night job."

WPRI - 2019-02-22 21:24:00

Reardon : Oscar picks and the ‎politics‏ of award shows

The 91st Oscars won’t be handed out until Sunday, but Roma has already made history. With a 32.6 percent chance to win best picture, it sets a new record: No foreign-language film has ever had a higher chance of winning the top award on Oscar night. That’s according to Hollywood Reporter Oscar handi

RADIO.COM - 2019-02-22 19:52:35

Journalists discuss sports and ‎politics‏ at Annenberg

Sports journalists Jemele Hill and LZ Granderson discussed the intersection of sports and politics and gave professional advice to students at Wallis Annenberg Hall Thursday. Miki Turner, an assistant professor at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, moderated the discussion.

DAILY TROJAN - 2019-02-22 00:05:38

Democrats seek return to federal ‎politics‏

The party that once pledged to "keep the bastards honest" is seeking registration ahead of the federal election. The Australian Democrats were deregistered in April 2015 after it was found the centrist party no longer had the required 500 members.


Former peace broker leaves Israeli ‎politics‏

One of Israel's most prominent dovish politicians, former foreign minister Tzipi Livni, yesterday said she was leaving politics and warned "democracy is in danger". A former peace negotiator with the Palestinians, Ms Livni won recognition abroad for her part in US-brokered talks that aimed to end th


Merger provokes ‎politics‏ unusual

EAST MONTPELIER — There are 30 valid signatures on Mary Ormsby’s petitions to run for re-election as clerk and treasurer of the U-32 School District, but Calais Town Clerk Judy Fitch Robert only counted 28 before subtracting another two because she couldn’t find them on the statewide voter checklist


‎Politics‏ : How Something Beats Nothing

What is the real state of life in America? Why are we so divided, politically and otherwise? How fragile is the economy, and how much longer can debt and deficits go unaddressed? Will culture wars destroy any remaining sense of a shared American vision? Is a cold civil war—or worse—inevitable? Recor


Betting on ‎politics‏ : the Newport West by-election

We’ve seen some massive changes in politics over the past week, with both Labour and Conservative MPs quitting their respective parties to join The Independent Group. Surprisingly, none of the major bookies have launched any betting markets on it (with the exception of a short-lived bet about who wi

MONEYWEEK.COM - 2019-02-22 06:55:31

Opinion : Whitmer chooses between ‎politics‏ and governing

Michigan’s new governor seems conflicted over which direction to pursue in office. Admittedly, the past few weeks have been on-the-job training for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. She served in both chambers of the Legislature and she briefly served as an interim county prosecuting attorney, but she has neve

DETROIT NEWS - 2019-02-22 03:10:00

Julie Bishop : Ex-contender for Australian PM to leave ‎politics‏

Former Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop, the highest-ranking woman to serve in the two-term government, has announced she is leaving politics. Ms Bishop had faced months of speculation about her future after losing an internal party ballot to become prime minister last August. The vote hande


Good ‎politics‏ is at the service of peace

The annual papal message for the World Day of Peace (Jan. 1, Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God) — one of the best glimpses into the minds of the popes regarding social and political issues — offers specific counsel, rooted in the Gospel and Catholic social teaching, about how to work for peace in our


Letter : Keep ‎politics‏ out of courts

Every Iowa voter, regardless of political persuasion, should be fully alarmed by the efforts of Gov. Reynolds and the Iowa Republican legislators to alter the way Iowa judges are chosen. For many years, the Iowa judicial system has been the envy of almost every state in the union as a result of how


Hamilton : American ‎politics‏ ' great divide

One of the more striking political developments of the last few years has been the partisan sorting of American voters. It used to be that both the Republican and Democratic parties covered some ideological ground.


The need for ‎politics‏ safe zones

It might seam odd for an opinion page to make the point, but it should be said: Our country needs some politics safe areas. Not every part of life needs to be politicized. Not every joke, sermon, school play, or athletic activity needs to be related to politics and subjected to a political or ideolo


Trump's UN ambassador pick said she supports "both sides" of climate science

Kelly Knight Craft, the current U.S. ambassador to Canada and President Trump's nominee for ambassador to the UN, endorsed "both sides of the science" when asked about climate change in a 2017 interview with CBC Politics.

AXIOS.COM - 2019-02-23 14:47:49

Why teacher strikes are touching every part of America

(CNN)Urban, rural, suburban, red, blue and purple, American teachers from across the United States have been on strike. So far this year, teachers have picketed in one of the wealthiest states -- California, which has strong protections for public unions -- and one of the poorest: West Virginia, whi

CNN - 2019-02-23 13:32:00

'If nobody is listening, it is useless': Trump admin's social media campaign against Iran divides diplomats

(CNN)Jaws dropped at the State Department last November when President Donald Trump tweeted a "Game of Thrones"-style poster warning Iran that "Sanctions are coming." The tweet was the idea of political appointees at State, but many career diplomats were appalled and uncomfortable. As the rhetoric a

CNN - 2019-02-23 13:30:00