"There's a whole lot of people that are hurting out there, both in the economic sense with employers [not being able to get their employees back], but also in the emotional sense - people who are separated - and we're dealing with a lot of people like that. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Families split by border restrictions pen emotional letter to Jacinda Ardern
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Ahead of Pennsylvania’s June 2 primary, Philadelphia County - the state’s largest with a population that is about 44% black - received 206,961 requests for mail ballots, according to state data as of May 26. That’s nearly 25% fewer requests than in the state’s second-most-populous area around Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, where just 13% of residents are black. … [Read more...] about Black voters don’t trust mail ballots. That’s a problem for Democrats
In 2014, Eric Garner was killed on Staten Island in what many are calling an eerily similar situation when Garner was placed in a chokehold by New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo and ultimately died. This incident was also caught on video. A Richmond County jury declined to indict Pantaleo and after five years the Justice Department decided it did not have a strong enough case to prosecute. … [Read more...] about Ian Prior: Trump right to order fed investigation of Floyd death in Minneapolis – here’s what could happen now
"What they reflect more than anything else is similar to what we are seeing with police shootings is that this is not a new phenomenon," said Jack Glaser, a professor of public policy at University of California, Berkeley. "What's new is the ability to record it." … [Read more...] about What to make of these viral racist tirades?
I have been wondering for years what would trigger a profound collapse of confidence in U.S. global leadership along the lines of the British Suez Crisis of 1956-57, which accentuated America’s definitive “coming out” as the world’s leading superpower and sent the British looking for new and smaller things to do. This pandemic may be that moment, and certainly there are other writers including my friend Parag Khanna and Stephen Marche who are thinking along those same lines. But even before them there were others who pointed to the trend. Charles Kupchan’s book, “The End of the American Era: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Geopolitics of the 21st Century,” written in 2003 amid the U.S. invasion of Iraq, punctured America’s superpower mystique and showed the world the limits of American financial, military and leadership power. And another was Princeton’s G. John Ikenberry, who wrote the seminal “Liberal Leviathan: The Origins, … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Coronavirus Report: Unemployment claims now at 41 million with 2.1 million more added to rolls; Topeka mayor says cities don’t have enough tests for minorities and homeless communities