Month: June 2022

We can make Putin’s crew pay for Ukrainian reconstruction — smartly

Johan Van Overtveldt is chairman of the European Parliament’s budget committee and Belgium’s former minister of finance (2014-2018). Within the…

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Battleground candidates take the field as GOP drives to flip the House

Battleground candidates take the field as GOP drives to flip the House

Tuesday’s primaries across seven states will bring the House battleground map into sharper focus, as both parties select nominees in…

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‘I don’t blame myself’: Merkel defends legacy on Russia and Ukraine

BERLIN — Angela Merkel defended her diplomatic legacy as German chancellor Tuesday, rejecting accusations that her policies while leading Europe’s…

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<div>If the US Values Free Speech, It Will Investigate the Murder of Shireen Abu Akleh</div>

If the US Values Free Speech, It Will Investigate the Murder of Shireen Abu Akleh

From the persecution of Chevron opponent Steven Donziger to the murder of Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, the US…

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<div>Dems' big bet on guns: Take a narrow deal now, push GOP later</div>

Dems’ big bet on guns: Take a narrow deal now, push GOP later

Senate Democrats acknowledge bipartisan gun safety talks will fall far short of what they want. They’re desperate for a deal…

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No deal yet with Russia or Turkey to unblock Black Sea, Ukraine says

Kyiv says it has not yet reached any agreement with Russia or Turkey to allow the safe passage of its…

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<div>The Ceasefire in Yemen Is Unambiguously Good News</div>

The Ceasefire in Yemen Is Unambiguously Good News

Here’s some great news: the horrific war in Yemen is showing signs of de-escalating as a new ceasefire takes effect….

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Spend June with a novel of colonialism, technological capitalism, and coconuts

Spend June with a novel of colonialism, technological capitalism, and coconuts

The Immortal King Rao by Vauhini Vara. | Left: W. W. Norton & Company. Right: Rachel Woolf. The next Vox…

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Why some voters are trying to recall San Francisco’s progressive DA

Why some voters are trying to recall San Francisco’s progressive DA

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin looks on during a news conference on May 10, 2022, in San Francisco, California….

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European Parliament heads for car engine ban nail-biter

Killing the internal combustion engine was never going to be easy. European Parliament lawmakers vote Wednesday on whether to mandate…

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Massachusetts Democrats tired of Republican rule see Healey as their savior

Massachusetts Democrats tired of Republican rule see Healey as their savior

WORCESTER, Mass. — Massachusetts Democrats are facing their best prospects for retaking the governor’s office in a decade, and they’re…

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<div>'Better than President Trump': DeSantis' clout swells in the West</div>

‘Better than President Trump’: DeSantis’ clout swells in the West

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is building momentum in the West, a region that’s home to a series…

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<div>The CEO-to-Worker Pay Gap Is Climbing to Truly Obscene Levels</div>

The CEO-to-Worker Pay Gap Is Climbing to Truly Obscene Levels

A new report finds that the gap between worker pay and CEO compensation continues to grow at some of the…

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Scholz, once again, defends Germany over Ukraine support, Putin talks

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Tuesday was again forced to fend off criticism over Germany’s arms deliveries to Ukraine and…

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<div>Ricardo Lara Is the Insurance Industry’s Favorite Democrat</div>

Ricardo Lara Is the Insurance Industry’s Favorite Democrat

Democrat Ricardo Lara is running for reelection as California state insurance commissioner in today’s primary. A new complaint alleges that…

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<div>A Police Murder in Western Massachusetts Shows How Economic Inequality Kills</div>

A Police Murder in Western Massachusetts Shows How Economic Inequality Kills

In the deindustrialized town of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, police recently killed a man having a mental health episode. Now residents are…

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