U.S.

January, 2023

  • 25 January

    American Tanks for Ukraine Signals West’s Long-term Commitment to Thwarting Russia

    M1 Abrams, a third-generation American main battle tanks, are seen in Poland in September 2022. Artur Widak/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images President Joe Biden announced on Jan. 25, 2023, that the U.S. would send 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine – following Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s repeated requests for more military tanks to help wage its war against Russia. “This …

November, 2022

  • 13 November

    Post-election Thoughts: What Next after Democrats Retain Senate Control?

    No matter which way the final election results go, and to which side the House flips, the next two years will be challenging for both the Republicans and the Democrats.

October, 2022

  • 30 October

    Federal Lobbying Topped $3b Through Third Quarter for the First Time Ever

    Over 13,400 organizations deployed more than 11,900 federal lobbyists during the first nine months of 2022. The 10 clients that spent the most money on federal lobbying during that period accounted for 8% of all federal lobbying spending.

  • 30 October

    Angry American voters is a Good Thing for Voter Turnout, Bad Thing for Democracy

    As American politics becomes increasingly fragmented along racial, religious and ideological lines, the need to form these cross-partisan social ties will become more pressing.

August, 2022

  • 25 August

    As Colorado River Dries, the U.S. Teeters on the Brink of Larger Water Crisis

    The levels in the nation’s largest freshwater reservoir, Lake Mead, behind the Hoover Dam and a fulcrum of the Colorado River basin, have dropped to around 25% of capacity. The Bureau of Reclamation, which governs lakes Mead and Powell and water distribution for the southern end of the river, has issued an ultimatum: The seven states that draw from the Colorado must find ways to cut their consumption — by as much as 40% — or the federal government will do it for them.

June, 2022

  • 26 June

    A Supreme Court Scholar Explains the Impact of Dobbs

    The Supreme Court’s decision to reverse 50 years of constitutional protection for the right to get an abortion is more than 200 pages long. Morgan Marietta, a political scientist at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and editor of the annual SCOTUS series at Palgrave Macmillan, studies the ideas and ideology of the court. We asked him to illuminate the thinking that lies behind the momentous decision.

May, 2022

  • 25 May

    Biden after Uvalde School Shooting: ‘Why are we Willing to Live with this Carnage?’

      President Biden urged lawmakers to act after 18 (19 by the latest reports) students and a  (two by last reports) teacher(s) were shot and killed at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday, May 24. “Why are we willing to live with this carnage?” Biden asked in an emotional speech, where he said the pain of losing a child was …

  • 23 May

    Why the Afghan Government Collapsed After the US Withdrawal

    The first sentence of an interim report released yesterday on the collapse of the Afghan military concludes that “the single most important factor in the [Afghan National Defense and Security Forces’] collapse in August 2021 was the U.S. decision to withdraw military forces and contractors from Afghanistan through signing the U.S.-Taliban agreement in February 2020.” Reuters adopted this sentence in its headline covering …

  • 17 May

    Dr. Oz and the Battle Over the Future of Islam in the GOP

    With Trump’s blessing, Turkish-American pop doc faces off against the old anti-Muslim wing in the senate primary today.

  • 7 May

    Fed Hopes Biggest Rate Hike in 22 Years Tames Inflation Without Recession

    The Fed lifted its benchmark interest rate by half a percentage point as it fights raging inflation.