U.S.

July, 2020

  • 5 July

    How to Manage Plant Pests and Diseases in Your Victory Garden

    A general rule of thumb is to follow a consistent daily watering regimen – preferably first thing in the morning – and to avoid over-watering, which can encourage root pathogens in soil.

June, 2020

  • 24 June

    Where Next for Globalization After the Crisis?

    The crisis is unlikely to put a stop to globalization: rather, coronavirus is the starting point for a reconfiguration of the global system.

  • 18 June

    Supreme Court Ruling on Dreamers Sends a Clear Message to the White House

    From the beginning, this case was not about whether the president has the authority to rescind DACA. All of the parties involved agreed that he does. Rather, the question was whether under U.S. law, the executive branch has to give complete and accurate reasons for its actions.

  • 10 June

    Militias Evaluate Beliefs, Action as Trump Threatens Soldiers in the Streets

    There is no monolithic militia in the US with a single ideological perspective, and groups are still figuring out their own responses to these ongoing events. Dismissing their current silence as merely hypocritical or racist misses nuance that will be crucial for understanding potential threats and other outcomes from this shift.

  • 8 June

    It’s Time to Rethink the Disrupted US Food System from the Ground Up

    There's growing interest in making the US food system more resilient and flexible, but soil – the origin of nearly everything we eat – is often left out of the picture.

  • 6 June

    America at a Crossroads

    The outrage on the streets across the US and beyond over George Floyd's murder has transformed into an international movement against racism. It's the biggest test of American leadership to make sure justice is done to the Floyd family, the “open wounds” of racism are healed through sweeping police reforms, the monster of economic inequality is controlled and decisive measures taken to unite a polarized nation.

  • 3 June

    Can the President Really Order the Military to Occupy US Cities and States?

    Reliance on the Insurrection Act raises a host of political and practical questions about who is in charge when the military sends troops into a state.

May, 2020

  • 26 May

    Police Officers Accused of Violence Often Have a History of Complaints by Citizens

    Officers who are the subject of previous civilian complaints – regardless of whether those complaints are for excessive force, verbal abuse or unlawful searches – pose a higher risk of engaging in serious misconduct in the future.

  • 23 May

    How Media Frames Unrest in Minneapolis Will Shape Public’s View of Protest

    Protests identify legitimate grievances in society and often tackle issues that affect people who lack the power to address them through other means. That’s why it is imperative that journalists do not resort to shallow framing narratives that deny significant and consistent space to air the afflicted’s concerns while also comforting the very comfortable status quo.

  • 19 May

    How Pandemics Have Changed American Cities – often for the Better

    For centuries, disease outbreaks have forced cities to transform physically and operationally in ways that ultimately benefited all residents going forward.