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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How Many Pay The Price Of Economic Change

Stewart Lansley, University of Bristol
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Why We Should Link The Power Grids
by Mike Krapfl, Iowa State
There would be value in connecting the eastern and western power grids in the United States, say…
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Gap departs high street as prime store locations left stranded by…
by Anthony Kent, Professor of Fashion Marketing, Nottingham Trent University
Yet another familiar fashion retailer is about to disappear from the British high street. The…
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…

JUSTICE

why mass incarceration doesnt work

Why Mass Incarceration Makes Society Less Safe

Francis Pakes, University of Portsmouth
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People don’t realize they’re data breach victims
by Laurel Thomas-Michigan
Most participants in a recent study had no idea that their email addresses and other personal…
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…

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…
by Marion Werner, Associate Professor of Geography, University at Buffalo
As North America enters its peak summer growing season, gardeners are planting and weeding, and…
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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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Global Leadership and the Climate Crisis with…
by mikebloomberg
A conversation with President Sauli Niinistö of the Republic of…
Countering Climate Denialism Requires Taking On Right-wing Populism.
Countering Climate Denialism Requires Taking On Right-wing…
by Richard Calland
History may in due course record 2019 as the year in which the penny…
South African Graduates May Be Mostly Employed, But Skills And Jobs Often Don't Match
South African Graduates May Be Mostly Employed, But Skills…
by Nombulelo Precious Mncayi, North-West University
Labour markets around the world are undergoing significant changes –…
5 Ways Businesses Can Contribute To A More Balanced Future
5 Ways Businesses Can Contribute To A More Balanced Future
by Stéphane J. G. Girod and Natalia Olynec
The coronavirus pandemic highlights the very real imperfections in…
No Winners on a Dead Earth: Why We Need a Climate Leader in 2020
No Winners on a Dead Earth: Why We Need a Climate Leader in…
by David Korten
The climate crisis is our common cause, and we’ll need to elect a…
We Simulated How A Modern Dust Bowl Would Impact Global…
by Miina Porkka et al
When the southern Great Plains of the US were blighted with a series…

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