Month: May 2022

<div>Russian Reactionaries Provided a Template for Modern Counterrevolution</div>

Russian Reactionaries Provided a Template for Modern Counterrevolution

The tsarist empire that preceded the revolutions of 1917 is often thought of as a medieval throwback. Yet reactionaries in…

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Dramatic U-turns by Social Democrats in Sweden, Finland paved way to NATO

STOCKHOLM — Like so much of recent Nordic political history, in the end the decision by Sweden and Finland to…

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<div>A Massive Expansion in Public Rental Homes Could Literally Pay for Itself</div>

A Massive Expansion in Public Rental Homes Could Literally Pay for Itself

Public investment in below-market rental housing could leverage private-sector development to secure housing for all. This idea is being floated…

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Pollsters prepare for major changes after presidential election misses

Pollsters prepare for major changes after presidential election misses

CHICAGO — The polling industry is on the precipice of its biggest change in decades, as pollsters try to battle…

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US’s McConnell takes on MAGA with Ukraine visit

It’s Mitch McConnell vs. MAGA when it comes to Ukraine. The Senate minority leader’s secret visit to Kyiv this weekend to meet…

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Conservatives and Greens win in key German state election

Germany’s center-right Christian Democrats and the Greens emerged as winners in an important state election on Sunday that is likely…

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NATO officials ‘confident’ on Swedish, Finnish membership bids despite Turkish reservations

BERLIN — Turkish concerns will not derail the ambitions of Finland and Sweden to join NATO, senior alliance officials said…

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McConnell takes on MAGA with Ukraine visit

McConnell takes on MAGA with Ukraine visit

It’s Mitch McConnell vs. MAGA when it comes to Ukraine. The Senate minority leader’s secret visit to Kyiv this weekend…

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<div>In Today’s Election, Lebanon’s Left Has a Chance to Challenge the Establishment</div>

In Today’s Election, Lebanon’s Left Has a Chance to Challenge the Establishment

Ahead of today’s general election, a left-wing coalition has organized to challenge Lebanon’s sectarian elite. The progressive opposition movement, Citizens…

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Sweden’s governing party backs NATO membership

Sweden’s governing Social Democrat Party on Sunday backed the idea of the country joining NATO in a historic policy U-turn that…

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Summer Lee could be the latest addition to the Squad

Summer Lee could be the latest addition to the Squad

Pennsylvania state Rep. Summer Lee is competing in a Democratic primary for the state’s 12th Congressional District. | Courtesy of…

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Africa finally has enough Covid shots. Is it too little, too late?

Africa finally has enough Covid shots. Is it too little, too late?

WORAWORA, Ghana — Covid-19 cases are virtually non-existent these days here in the dust-covered villages around Worawora in eastern Ghana….

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Bill Gates knows philanthropy alone can’t solve inequality

Bill Gates knows philanthropy alone can’t solve inequality

Bill Gates at the Global Investment Summit in London, in October 2021. | Leon Neal/WPA/Getty Images The billionaire and public…

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Bombarded at home, Ukraine finds symbolic win at Eurovision

TURIN, Italy — While in the third month of fighting Russia’s invasion at home, Ukraine came out victorious at Europe’s…

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It’s going to take a lot more to ‘level up’ the UK

Brian Groom is a former assistant editor at the Financial Times and is the author of “Northerners: A History, from…

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<div>Will There Be Justice For Palestinian Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh?</div>

Will There Be Justice For Palestinian Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh?

The Israeli military’s assassination of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh is simply a more flagrant display of commonplace Israeli assaults on…

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