Month: May 2022

The hidden history of “Hand Talk”

The hidden history of “Hand Talk”

A North American lingua franca. Centuries before we had American Sign Language, Native sign languages, broadly known as “Hand Talk,”…

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<div>Was the US Really Ever Trying to Win the War on Drugs?</div>

Was the US Really Ever Trying to Win the War on Drugs?

The US spends around $48 billion on the war on drugs each year. The massive spending doesn’t do much to…

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Putin says Russia has ‘no problems’ with Finland, Sweden in NATO

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Finland and Sweden’s bids to join NATO posed no direct threat to Russia, but warned…

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The Supreme Court just made it much easier to bribe a member of Congress

The Supreme Court just made it much easier to bribe a member of Congress

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) shakes hands and poses for photographs with Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh in 2018 in…

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Macron appoints Labor Minister Elisabeth Borne as his prime minister

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron has chosen Elisabeth Borne to lead his new government, putting an end to weeks…

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<div>Left-Wing Populism Can Win in Trump-Voting Areas, Too</div>

Left-Wing Populism Can Win in Trump-Voting Areas, Too

Progressives write off Republican-leaning counties across America to their own detriment. With working-class candidates, populist messaging, and effective organization, we…

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<div>We Can’t Talk About the Racist Massacre in Buffalo Without Talking About Capitalism</div>

We Can’t Talk About the Racist Massacre in Buffalo Without Talking About Capitalism

We are not being honest about the horrific racist violence that took place in Buffalo this weekend and the racial…

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Today, Explained Debuts on Two New Public Radio Stations, KCRW and WEKU

Today, Explained Debuts on Two New Public Radio Stations, KCRW and WEKU

Noel King and Sean Rameswaram Vox’s flagship daily news podcast, Today, Explained, made its public radio debut last month via…

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<div>Israel’s Defenders Are Funding a New Effort to Defeat Socialists in New York</div>

Israel’s Defenders Are Funding a New Effort to Defeat Socialists in New York

In a sign of how unnerved New York’s political establishment is by the Democratic Socialists of America, a pro-Israel group…

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EU climate legislation faces a divided Parliament

EU climate legislation faces a divided Parliament

The EU’s climate ambition hangs in the balance in the European Parliament. This week, lawmakers in the environment committee (ENVI)…

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Crypto believers insist this is all worth it. Is it?

Crypto believers insist this is all worth it. Is it?

Getty Images Crypto is a solution in search of a problem — or problems. When it comes to crypto, all…

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Iran nuclear talks may restart — but terrorist label spat still unresolved

VIENNA — Iran signaled a willingness to reopen stalled nuclear talks during two days of meetings last week in Tehran —…

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From worms to war: The unlikely beginnings of NATO’s next top general

From a quick scan of his biography, Christopher Cavoli can appear both the most and least likely of candidates to…

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<div>To Drive Technological Progress, We Need Worker Power</div>

To Drive Technological Progress, We Need Worker Power

Technological progress under capitalism always benefits the rich first and the rest of us much later. Technology can address the…

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Pence returns from the GOP dead

Pence returns from the GOP dead

Mike Pence’s plan is working. After years of loyal service and genuflecting as Donald Trump’s former No. 2, Pence is…

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Nancy Mace wobbles on the Trump tightrope

Nancy Mace wobbles on the Trump tightrope

In early 2021, Rep. Nancy Mace opened her doors to TV cameras that showed her using her House office as…

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