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Vaccinations and the politics of fear and distrust
How did vaccines, a highly effective medical tool, become controversial?. Vaccine opposition reflects our times. Distrust is endemic, hitting even scientists. Now, besides questioning medical research, debates about vaccination have veered into the troubling politics of xenophobia.
Category Archives : Palestinian Politics
March 18, 2019 5:03 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Strip, Internal Unrest, News Report, Non-violent action, Palestinian Politics 0. Hamas police and armed members, early this morning, raided homes of activists in the Gaza Strip and detained dozens of people involved in the popular movement against hi
Netanyahu to cut U.S. visit short after seven injured on rocket attack near Tel Aviv
MISHMERET, Israel (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he will cut short his trip to the United States after a rocket attack near Tel Aviv wounded seven people.
Afghan official: Taliban killed 33 troops, police in Helmand
KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan official says a devastating Taliban attack over the weekend on an army outpost in southern Helmand province killed 26 soldiers and seven policemen — casualties the country's defense ministry has refused to disclose.
European stocks set for losses amid growing recession worries
Market jitters grow over increasing signs of slowing economic growth and a possible recession. U.S. 10-year Treasury yield dips about 1.6 basis points below the three-month yield.
The fight over the Mueller report isn't over yet. Here's what happens next
Attorney General William Barr says President Donald Trump is cleared legally in the Russia investigation, but the controversy over the probe is far from over. Democrats still want to see Mueller's full report, and are questioning Barr's conclusions.
Mueller report: Mixed response from lawmakers as Congressional investigations continue
Senator Lindsey Graham said “the cloud hanging over President Trump has been removed by this report,” while House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said he plans to call Attorney General Barr to testify. Multiple investigations are still underway in Congress.
READ: Barr's letter to Congress summarizing Mueller findings
Attorney General William Barr has sent a letter to Congress summarizing the key findings in special counsel Robert Mueller 's recently concluded probe. Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, announced earlier that lawmakers had received the letter, which says that
'All' of Mueller report must be public: Gillibrand
Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand, in her first speech as an official presidential candidate in New York City on Sunday, demanded that ''all'' of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election be made public. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Celebrating Women In Politics
Earlier this month, on March 8, we celebrated International Women’s Day. It’s said to be especially significant this year because of the sheer number of women who have decided to run for United States President.
The politics of fear : How it manipulates us to tribalism
The cruel murder of 50 people in New Zealand was another tragic reminder of how humans are capable of heartlessly killing their own kind just based on what they believe, how they worship, and what race or nationality they belong to. There is a longstanding history of the fear of “the others” turning
Trump embraces politics of defense spending in battleground Ohio
WASHINGTON — Looking ahead to a bitter 2020 presidential contest, President Donald Trump used a U.S. Army tank plant that’s benefitting from increased defense spending to tout the country’s economic gains under his administration.
Citizens lose when partisans play politics with the federal judiciary
Business is booming in the federal courts. According to the annual report of the director of the United States Courts out this month, the federal judiciary saw a 6 percent increase in civil cases and a 13 percent increase in the number of criminal defendants last year. Collectively, the federal dist
New book examines racial politics of the movie industry
Maryann Erigha, assistant professor of sociology, is author of the new book The Hollywood Jim Crow: The Racial Politics of the Movie Industry, published recently by NYU Press. She is a lifelong fan of cinema whose favorites range from the Bourne franchise to Jordan Peele’s Get Out, and her research
Betting on politics : America 's next president
The problem with Brexit-related bets is that events are moving so quickly that the prices are likely to be out of date in less than a day. With the parliamentary vote on ruling out a no-deal Brexit due to take place just after this column goes to print, it makes sense to leave Brexit and take a look
Fall River Councilors push back against ` revenge politics '
FALL RIVER --- The day before Mayor Jasiel Correia II admitted on a radio talk show that the removal of his political challenger from the B.M.C. Durfee Building Committee was politically motivated, two City Councilors submitted a request for emergency legislation that would require council approval
Bob McCarthy : When Ireland and politics intersect
Take a look around our town today. Politicians are everywhere. Maybe sunshine and receding snowbanks prompt their exit from winter lairs. But more likely because it’s St. Patrick’s Day, and people are celebrating, especially at that big event stretching along Delaware Avenue. If a senator or Council
North Korean officials return to liaison office after pullout
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea reversed a decision to withdraw its staff from an inter-Korean liaison office by sending some back to work on Monday, South Korea said, in a turnaround that came after U.S. President Donald Trump opted not to impose extra sanctions on the North.
May faces crunch week as hopes for her Brexit deal fade
London (CNN) — This could be the week that everything comes together on Brexit -- or everything falls apart. After months of refusing to cede barely any ground on her plans for leaving the European Union, UK Prime Minister Theresa May is likely to find control of Brexit is taken from her hands.
Giuliani wants Dems who went too far in attacks on Trump to admit mistakes
Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s lawyer who called for a “complete investigation” on the origins of the Russia collusion investigation, took to Twitter early Monday and called on Democrats who "went too far" in their attacks and false claims against the president during the probe to admit their mist