• The Pine Island Glacier on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is responsible for more than a quarter of Antarctica's contribution to global sea level rise over the past decades. Now, a new study shows it is more vulnerable to rapid melting than thought, because climate change is weakening its natural braking system.Why it matters: At […]
  • American workers have been losing power since 1980 — but now the tables are turning.Why it matters: The 2010s gave us the gig economy and left millions of workers stranded seemingly forever on the precipice of financial ruin. The 2020s could be the decade when workers seize back the reins of power.Data: BLS via FRED; […]
  • Thousands of teachers and other educators held protests across the U.S. Saturday against the actions of "at least 15 Republican-led states" that aim to restrict teaching about racism in class, the Washington Post reports.Driving the news: There were demonstrations in at least 22 cities for the "Day of Action" to raise awareness about moves to […]
  • A federal judge on Saturday dismissed a lawsuit brought by 117 Houston Methodist staff over the hospital's policy requiring all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.Why it matters: This is the first federal court ruling on a coronavirus vaccine mandate. Attorney Jared Woodfill, representing the plaintiffs, told KHOU 11 it's "the first battle in a […]
  • G7 leaders are set to announce Sunday a range of measures to tackle climate change, including "ending almost all direct government support" for fossil fuels and phasing out gasoline and diesel cars.Driving the news: The plan was outlined in a British government announcement Saturday, which states that the leaders will also agree to halting "all […]


Featured Political Stories

  • Teachers wary of new laws limiting instruction on race
    As middle school teacher Brittany Paschall assembled a lesson plan on the history of the Negro Baseball Leagues, she wondered how she might have to go about it differently next year under a new Tennessee state law that prohibits teaching certain concepts of race and racism. The unit was about baseball, but more importantly, it […]
  • BREAKING: Jeff McConney, Trump’s Loyal, ‘Low Profile’ Money Man Who Could Bring Him Down
    When leaders of The Trump Organization would prepare important documents like asset evaluations or taxes, there were usually only two people in the room: Donald Trump and chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg. To this point, prosecutors are still searching for ways to flip Weisselberg against his boss. And Trump is Trump. But according to a […]
  • BREAKING: Justice Dept. IG to probe Trump-era leak investigations
    Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz announced Friday that his office is launching a probe following reports that the department had sought the records of journalists and prominent critics of former president Donald Trump on the House Intelligence Committee.In a statement, Horowitz said the review “will examine the Department’s compliance with applicable DOJ policies and […]
  • BREAKING: People of Praise, a Christian group tied to Justice Amy Coney Barrett faces reckoning over sexual misconduct
    In December, Katie Logan called the police in this Minneapolis suburb to unearth a buried secret: Her high school physics teacher had sexually assaulted her two decades earlier, she said. She was 17 and had just graduated from a school run by a small Christian group called People of Praise. He was 35 at the […]
  • BREAKING: Senate Democrats Threaten to Subpoena Barr, Sessions
    Senate Democratic leaders on Friday demanded that former attorneys general in the Trump administration testify over secret subpoenas of two House Democrats. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) called the secret subpoenas “a gross abuse of power and an assault on the separation of powers.” They […]



The Guardian

  • Latest updates: UK foreign secretary critical of French president over Brexit as final day of G7 sees attention turn to climate crisis 1.20pm BST This is from Die Welt’s Stefanie [email protected] just asked German Chancellor Angela Merkel about her favourite #G7 entertainment. ‘It was a great honour 3 generations of the Royal Family met with […]
  • Prof Andrew Hayward says level of infections could soon lead to substantial pressure on NHSCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAny lifting of Covid restrictions this month will “fan the flames” of rising infections in England and could lead to similar levels as last winter’s second wave within two months, one of the government’s […]
  • Pent-up demand is temporary and the prospect of a third wave, with all its economic havoc, is very realBritain is on the verge of a historic moment. More than a year since the Covid-19 pandemic began, the endpoint for all social restrictions is within touching distance as spring slips into summer. An announcement is expected […]
  • The media reaction to students voting to remove a portrait of the Queen has been cynically exploited by the ToriesSome good news at last! The middle common room of Magdalen College, Oxford has voted to remove its portrait of the Queen because of her association with colonialism. Don’t you think that’s really great news? There […]
  • Post-pandemic politics will bring trouble and strife for the government and opportunities for LabourDid Boris Johnson do something incredibly clever in December of last year and did Sir Keir Starmer do something extremely stupid? You might think so if you look at graphs of their approval ratings. It is to around about then that we […]


The Hill

Five Thirty Eight

  • During the span of 25 years, same-sex marriage went from being an unimaginable idea to settled law. During a shorter period — just about a decade — it went from being one of the most high-pitched culture war debates to something that politicians and activists hardly talk about. The data behind that evolution is striking. […]
  • Just how many Americans believe in the QAnon conspiracy? Recent polling from June shows it’s around 15 percent. But wait, a poll from last October found it was 7 percent. But even that is high compared to a rolling survey that pegged it at 4 percent earlier this month.  Why the disparity? Maybe, in an […]
  • Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Poll(s) of the week Facebook said last month that it plans to suspend Donald Trump for at least the next two years, which, coupled with his permanent suspension from Twitter, takes away arguably two of the former president’s biggest political megaphones. A slim majority of voters are OK […]
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  • During the span of 25 years, same-sex marriage went from being an unimaginable idea to settled law. During a shorter period — just about a decade — it went from being one of the most high-pitched culture war debates to something that politicians and activists hardly talk about. The data behind that evolution is striking. […]

Political Wire

  • “The political fate of Israel’s longest serving leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, is set to be decided on Sunday afternoon, when Parliament will hold a vote of confidence in a new government […]
  • “Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday blasted what he sees as censorship of speech and ideas on college campuses, calling it one of his biggest concerns,” The Hill […]
  • “President Biden on Saturday reaffirmed his support for the Olympics, set to begin next month in Tokyo, calling for the Games to move forward with necessary public health measures in […]
  • “A new book written by one of President Joe Biden’s top coronavirus advisers suggests Dr. Deborah Birx hoped former President Donald Trump would lose the 2020 presidential election,” CNN reports. […]
  • New York Times: “Back home in West Virginia, Mr. Manchin’s stubborn belief in working across the aisle is recognized as the core of his being, not mere posturing for a […]