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On January 1, 1994, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation, a group of indigenous rebels in Mexico, seized public buildings in towns and cities across Chiapas, the country's poorest, southernmost state. On that day, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) had gone into effect, heralding a new era in [...]
2017-Sep-23
Source: The Atlantic Monthly
Last time Germany held federal elections, back in 2013, refugee policy was barely an issue. Now, with the country gearing up for elections on Sunday, the refugee debate has become a defining feature of German society.In 2015, Chancellor Angela Merkel opened Germany's doors to refugees. One eastern state in particular [...]
2017-Sep-23
Source: The Atlantic Monthly
Speaking to a crowd in Huntsville, Alabama Friday night, President Trump said he hoped NFL players who knelt during the national anthem—which they've done to protest unjustified police killings of black Americans—would lose their jobs.“Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag,” [...]
2017-Sep-23
Source: The Atlantic Monthly
Joan Didion Is Ready for Her Close-Up Dana Spiotta | Vogue “What struck me, as a young person, was how unapologetic [Didion] always appeared, how self-possessed. She, like Susan Sontag—another writer who didn't seem to mind getting her photo taken—remade for me what was possible for women. They were intellectuals who also [...]
2017-Sep-23
Source: The Atlantic Monthly
Suzan Shown Harjo, a Cheyenne-Creek elder, has been one of the most public faces in the campaign urging Washington's NFL team to change its name, and for other high school, college, and pro teams across the country to do the same. Harjo's activism has much deeper roots: She has been [...]
2017-Sep-23
Source: The Atlantic Monthly
Democratic megadonor Tom Steyer might not be a household name, but he's not ruling out a 2020 presidential run or a 2018 run for California governor.In a recent interview, Steyer expressed skepticism at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's deal-making with President Trump. And he [...]
2017-Sep-23
Source: The Atlantic Monthly
At the end of the naturalization process, all immigrants are required to take a public oath of allegiance—not to the president, or even to the United States per se, but to the Constitution. It's an act few native-born Americans ever consciously perform: publicly and patriotically affirming the nation's founding charter.This [...]
2017-Sep-23
Source: The Atlantic Monthly
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What We're FollowingEscalating Threats: Kim Jong Un issued a personal reply to President Trump's threat to “totally destroy North Korea,” promising to “surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire.” North Korea's foreign minister hinted his country's next move could be testing a hydrogen bomb in the [...]
2017-Sep-22
Source: The Atlantic Monthly
Today in 5 LinesIn a move that could sink the latest Obamacare-repeal effort, Arizona Senator John McCain announced that he could not “in good conscience” support the Graham-Cassidy health-care bill. Two other Republicans, Senators Rand Paul and Susan Collins, have also signaled their opposition to the bill. The Department of [...]
2017-Sep-22
Source: The Atlantic Monthly
On Friday, more than 3 million London commuters learned that they would soon have fewer options for the commute home, after the city's transport authority announced Uber will no longer be allowed to operate within the sprawling capital's city limits.“TfL has concluded that Uber London Limited is not fit and [...]
2017-Sep-22
Source: The Atlantic Monthly
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Even a jellyfish - one of Earth's first and most ancient animals - needs its sleep. [...]
2017-Sep-21
Source: Reuters: Science
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some plant-eating dinosaurs apparently liked a side order of crabs to go with their usual salad. [...]
2017-Sep-21
Source: Reuters: Science