CULTURE WARS

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Why the Second Amendment only protects a well-regulated militia and not a private citizen militia

Eliga Gould, Professor of History, University of New Hampshire
Central American Women Fleeing Violence Experience More Trauma After Seeking Asylum
Central American Women Fleeing Violence Experience More Trauma After…
by Laurie C. Heffron
The number of Central American women who make difficult, often harrowing, journeys to the United…
How Will Future Generations Remember Our Time?
How Will Future Generations Remember Our Time?
by David Korten
As the time when climate chaos, peak oil, and an unstable global economy unraveled society, or as…
Many Asian Americans Are Struggling Invisibly
Many Asian Americans Are Struggling Invisibly
by Amy Yee
Like many low-wage restaurant workers, Su Hua Mei and her husband lost their jobs last spring as…
Lawmaker calls for ‘immediate action’ to address racial disparities in PPP…
by Laura C. Morel and Mohamed Al Elew
A California lawmaker is calling for the Biden administration to conduct a comprehensive analysis…

ECONOMY

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Gap departs high street as prime store locations left stranded by high-speed retail revolution

Anthony Kent, Professor of Fashion Marketing, Nottingham Trent University
Getting Out of Poverty Shouldn’t Be About Luck
Getting Out of Poverty Shouldn’t Be About Luck
by Adriana Cadena
I grew up in a poor, undocumented family. I was lucky — we got our legal residency, I got an…
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Far more adults don't want children than previously thought
by Jennifer Watling Neal, Associate Professor of Psychology, Michigan State University
Fertility rates in the United States have plunged to record lows, and this could be related to the…
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Millions are rejecting one of humanity's best weapons for saving lives:…
by S. Jay Olshansky, Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Illinois at Chicago
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by employees at a Houston hospital who did not want…
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Rural small towns may be green but unhealthy
by Chelsea Davis-Iowa State
Vulnerable populations in small towns face significantly more public health risks than statewide…

JUSTICE

Militarized Police: A Consequence of the War on Drugs
by Abigail R Hall
Fifty years ago this month President Nixon declared drugs “public enemy number one” and began the…
Why Students Need Better Protection From Loan Fraud
Why Students Need Better Protection From Loan Fraud
by Richard Fossey, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
A college education can set you up for a lifetime – though it can come with a hefty price tag
100 Years After the Tulsa Race Massacre, What Have We Learned?
100 Years After the Tulsa Race Massacre, What Have We Learned?
by Zenobia Jeffries Warfield
I will never forget the violence of the white mob when we left our home. I still see Black men…
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It's far too easy for abusers to exploit smart toys and trackers
by Saheli Datta Burton, Research Fellow, Department of Science Technology Engineering and Public Policy, UCL
The wearable technology market is booming, with half a billion wearables sold globally in 2020.…

DEMOCRACY

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What today's GOP demonstrates about the dangers of partisan conformity

Robert B. Talisse, W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University
G7 showed that post-Trump, the world has shifted
by Tony Walker, Vice-chancellor's fellow, La Trobe University
What a difference a year makes in international diplomacy. A year ago, then-US President Donald…
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G7 is more united but not effective enough to tackle the world’s biggest…
by Natasha Lindstaedt, Professor, Department of Government, University of Essex
When the UK hosts the G7 summit in Cornwall between June 10 and 12, it will be the first…
The Time to Secure Voting Rights Is Now or Never
The Time to Secure Voting Rights Is Now or Never
by Sunnivie Brydum
If you’d thought that defeating Donald Trump’s re-election campaign would save American democracy,…
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How the pandemic has brought out the worst — and the best — in Australians…
by Frank Bongiorno, Professor of History, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University
For many years, surveys indicated declining Australian trust in government. Not anymore.

ENVIRONMENT

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While debate rages over glyphosate-based herbicides, farmers are spraying them all over the world

Marion Werner, Associate Professor of Geography, University at Buffalo
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Climate explained: how the IPCC reaches scientific consensus on climate…
by Rebecca Harris, Senior Lecturer in Climatology, Director, Climate Futures Program, University of Tasmania
When we say there’s a scientific consensus that human-produced greenhouse gases are causing climate…
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Science denial: Why it happens and 5 things you can do about it
by Barbara K. Hofer, Professor of Psychology Emerita, Middlebury
Science denial became deadly in 2020. Many political leaders failed to support what scientists knew…
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Toxic, long-lasting contaminants detected in people living in northern…
by Mylène Ratelle, Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo
Researchers have recently found that several long-lasting human-made contaminants have been…
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A controversial US book is feeding climate denial in Australia. Its…
by Ian Lowe, Emeritus Professor, School of Science, Griffith University
My heart sank last week to see conservative Australian commentator Alan Jones championing a…

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These 3 Laws Might Reduce U.S. Gun Deaths By 80%
by Lisa Chedekel-Boston U
More than 90 people are killed by guns every day in the United…
History Of The Two-day Weekend Offers Lessons For Today's Calls For A Four-day Week
History Of The Two-day Weekend Offers Lessons For Today's…
by Brad Beaven
The idea of reducing the working week from an average of five days to…
What's The Gold Standard, and Why Should It Remain In History's Dust Bin?
What Is The Gold Standard and Why Should It Remain In…
by Michael Klein
The phrase “the gold standard” means, in common parlance, the best…
These Communities Are Experimenting With Greener And Fairer Ways Of Living
These Communities Are Experimenting With Greener And Fairer…
by Super User
Frankie lives in a six-bedroom house on the outskirts of Leeds. She…
How Racism and Classism Affect Natural Ecosystems
How Racism and Classism Affect Natural Ecosystems
by Jake M. Robinson
Structural racism and classism could profoundly affect the existence…
Thousands Of Drug War Prisoners Are Going Home Early Thanks To Years Of Organizing
Thousands Of Drug War Prisoners Going Home Early Thanks To…
by Victoria Law, Waging Non Violence
The Justice Department announced that nearly 6,000 people in federal…

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