U.S.

April, 2021

  • 20 April

    Why This Trial Was Different: Experts React to Guilty Verdict for Derek Chauvin

    The guilty verdicts in the Chauvin trial are extraordinary, if unsurprising, because past incidents of police lethal use of force against unarmed civilians, particularly Black civilians, have generally not resulted in criminal convictions.

  • 12 April

    Islamic Holy Month of Ramadan Starts in North America

    Muslim Americans continue to be targeted by bullying, bigotry, and hate crimes. This prejudice and these attacks are wrong. They are unacceptable. And they must stop, President Biden says in his Ramadan message.

  • 6 April

    Meet the Pakistani-American Candidates for the New Jersey State Assembly

    Sadaf Jaffer (L) is running from NJ assembly District 16 while Shama Haider (R) is a candidate from NJ Assembly District 37.

March, 2021

  • 30 March

    Biden Nominates Pakistani-American to Become America’s First Muslim Federal Judge

    Born in New York City and raised in New Jersey, Quraishi was also the first Muslim to serve as US Magistrate Judge for the District of New Jersey in 2019.

  • 24 March

    Biden’s Trade Commission Pick Lina Khan Led Antitrust Efforts Against Big Tech

    Khan's appointment, in combination with Biden’s pick of another outspoken antitrust lawyer, Tim Wu, as a White House economic adviser, could signal that Biden is planning to take a more aggressive stance toward big tech than his predecessors.

  • 19 March

    What is a Hate Crime? Why It is Hard to Charge and Convict

    Hate crime laws reflect American ideals of fairness, justice and equity. But if crimes motivated by bias aren’t reported, well investigated, charged or brought to trial, it matters little what state law says.

  • 18 March

    Seaweed in Diet Can Reduce Cows Contribution to Climate Change

    About 70% of agricultural methane comes from enteric fermentation – chemical reactions in the stomachs of cows and other grazing animals as they break down plants.

February, 2021

  • 13 February

    Trump’s Acquittal is a Sign of ‘Constitutional Rot’

    The Senate’s failure to convict Trump is a constitutional failure not just “in legal terms but in civic terms – a failure not primarily of political institutions but of civic attitudes".

  • 4 February

    What is Food Insecurity?

    Although awareness of food insecurity is growing, it is important to understand what is meant by the term and how it fits with other food access concepts, such as hunger and food sovereignty.

January, 2021

  • 22 January

    US Could Face a Simmering Domestic Terror Problem, Experts Warn

    The Trump presidency emboldened a cabal of armed groups with a far-right agenda. Seeing their leader out of power will only grow this feeling of frustration. So will new repression of the far right, in the form of arrests, surveillance and social media clampdowns.