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Secretary DeVos Pushes For School Reopenings Throughout The U.S.

United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has recently echoed President Trump’s intent to reopen public schools throughout the country, despite persistent concerns about the consequences such an action may have on the health and safety of American children.  Secretary DeVos first made mention of this reopening plan in a […]

America First: How 2020 Will Shape The US

On Thursday of this past week, Presidential nominee Joe Biden unveiled his plan to revive the US economy from the fallout of the coronavirus-related recession with a pledge to “build back better.” In other words, he promised a vision of economic success, one that appears over-optimistic as we reach the […]

Mississippi Votes To Strip Confederate Emblem From State Flag

On June 28th, 2020, Mississippi lawmakers successfully voted to remove the Confederate emblem from Mississippi’s state flag. The Confederate emblem is a symbol of former slave-owning states in the United States. Mississippi is the last state to feature the Confederate emblem on its flag. Both the state’s House of Representatives […]

What ICE’s Latest Policy For International Students Says About Trump And His Motive For Reopening College 1

With the next academic year due to begin shortly, students around the world are eagerly awaiting to see how their education will continue in the fall. However, for international students attending college in the United States, the remainder of the summer holiday will likely include even more anxiety and distress, […]

Trump Suspends All H1-B Visas And Green Cards For Foreign Workers

The Trump administration has recently moved to drastically expand immigration restrictions in the U.S. by freezing the issuance of all green cards and H1-B related visas for foreign workers and their dependents. On June 22nd, 2020, President Trump authorized this policy via executive order, and it officially became enacted throughout […]

Did Trump Know About Russia And Taliban? What Does That Mean For The Peace Deal?

On June 26th, the New York Times published a report saying U.S. Intelligence and Special Operations forces in Afghanistan alerted the administration in January on the Russian plot to pay bounties on American soldiers. However, the White House and the Director of National Intelligence denied allegations of being informed of […]

Millions Of American Households Deprived Of Running Water, Guardian Investigation Reveals

Millions of Americans are unable to pay their water bills and face water cut-offs or eviction from their homes as a result, according to a Special Guardian Investigation led by journalist Nina Lakhani. Two million people in the U.S. today already lack access to running water and basic indoor plumbing, […]

North Korea Withdraws From Added Military Pressure On The South

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, better known as North Korea, has decided to suspend its plans to increase military pressure on its southern neighbor, the Republic of Korea, as ties between the two countries have deteriorated since early June.  The decision comes after a meeting between Supreme Leader Kim […]

Why Remote Learning Is Not A Viable Option For American Schools And Universities

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve day by day, it is impossible to know how exactly schools will operate in the fall. With infection rates continuing to spike in countries like the United States, it seems certain that in order for students to safely return to the classroom by […]

Israel To Delay Annexation Of West Bank

Israel’s annexation of the West Bank, a process that was expected to begin on July 1st, has been delayed. Under the coalition agreement between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former military chief of staff Benny Gantz, Mr. Netanyahu was allowed to start annexation as long as the move had the […]

Global Anti-Racist Movements Attack Pillars Of Empire

COVID-19 – 2020’s fulcrum event – has inflamed decades of anger on racial inequality and injustice, triggered by the heinous murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department. Floyd’s death was the tipping point after a series of police murders of Black Americans in recent months. News of the […]