Category: U.S. Political News

Unarmed Black Americans Twice As Likely As Unarmed Whites to Be Killed

A new study demonstrates the preponderance of unarmed black Americans killed by police as compared to unarmed white Americans. Read this article, paying particular attention […]

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Is the US doing enough to combat ISIS?

As, ISIS spreads across Iraq, some are questioning whether the US is doing enough. Read the NYT article below. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/22/world/middleeast/obama-defends-approach-to-islamic-state-fight.html?rref=homepage&module=Ribbon&version=origin&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Home%20Page&pgtype=article

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Are there actually valid arguments against same-sex marriage?

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court hear oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, the latest same-sex marriage case. It’s been 12 years since the case Lawrence […]

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Indiana’s “Religious Freedom” Law

Backlash is spreading quickly in the US to Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Does the law legalize discrimination? Read the story from The Atlantic and […]

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Cruz Enters 2016 Presidential Race

This week, Ted Cruz officially entered the race for the Republican nomination for President.  Read the following articles for this week’s World Buzz quiz, which […]

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The President didn’t invite you? Awkward!

This week, the Israeli Prime Minister spoke to a joint session of Congress.  Read the article here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress/netanyahu-warns-us-bad-deal-would-put-iran-on-nuclear-path/2015/03/03/c49f9f8a-c214-11e4-a188-8e4971d37a8d_story.html And watch a slightly more humorous analysis […]

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Faith Healers: Freedom or Abuse?

An obscure religious sect refuses to seek medical attention, even for dying children. Is this a matter of religious freedom or does child welfare trump […]

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Measles and Vaccines

With a measles outbreak at Disneyland, Americans are now back to debating the merits of vaccines. Please read the infograph from the NYT here, and this […]

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Top 10 Geopolitical Risks of 2015

TIME magazine gives a quick rundown of the issues that could threaten global stability in 2015. Knowing these risks will help us understand US foreign […]

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The killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO back in August has created a large conversation in the US about race relations and our police […]

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China & the US take steps to address climate change?!

Is this a big deal, or not? http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/12/world/asia/china-us-xi-obama-apec.html?action=click&contentCollection=Asia%20Pacific&module=RelatedCoverage&region=Marginalia&pgtype=article

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2014 Midterm Election Results

Hi, The 2014 midterm elections were on Tuesday and the Republican party won big. The first article from The Atlantic explains why this victory could […]

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Ballot Question 2

http://www.wbur.org/2014/10/15/question-2-bottle-bill     One of the issues on this years ballot is in regards to placing a bottle deposit on non-carbonated beverages. 

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Why Senate Control Matters

With the 2014 midterm Congressional elections only 6 weeks away, it’s important to understand what is at stake. The following article from the New York […]

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