U.S.

October, 2023

  • 25 October

    New House Speaker Mike Johnson Leads a GOP Majority Weakened by Declining Party Authority

    The new speaker, despite having been able to pull together his GOP colleagues, will face the same challenges that McCarthy did. The party’s majority will still be small, it will still be divided, and the same forces that have weakened their party’s authority will remain in place.

  • 15 October

    American Farmers are Getting Older, and Youth aren’t Rushing to Join Them

    America’s farming workforce is getting older. If the country doesn’t recruit new farmers or adapt to having fewer, older ones, it could put the nation’s food supply at risk.

  • 11 October

    In Blistering Remarks, Biden Commits Aid, Intel, and Military Assets to Israel

    Biden did not mention the unfolding civilian crisis in Gaza, but emphasized the assistance to Israel in its war against Hamas in Gaza moving forward.

  • 1 October

    Feinstein’s Death Raises the Question: How are Vacant Senate Seats Filled?

    Sen. Bob Menendez and his wife arrive at the U.S. District Court in New York City on Sept. 27, 2023. Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images   here’s an empty seat in the U.S. Senate now that California’s longtime and senior senator, Dianne Feinstein, has died. And, following the Sept. 22, 2023, federal indictment on bribery and other charges of …

September, 2023

  • 28 September

    Traditional Downtowns are Dead or Dying in Many US Cities − What’s Next for these Zones?

    Developers have overbuilt office and commercial space in US cities for decades. Now, in the wake of pandemic shutdowns, many downtowns face hard choices about the future.

  • 25 September

    Global Cruise Industry Expanding, New Routes Emerging

    Passenger capacity is projected to increase from 26.5 million in 2022 to nearly 38 million by 2028. In anticipation of this, nearly 40 new ships debuted in 2022, with 75 more vessels lined up on order through 2027, as revealed in Cruise Industry News’ cruise ship order book. This brings up the total number of cruise ships to 499 worldwide.

  • 20 September

    Canada’s Assassination Charge Against India Puts Biden in a Pickle

    Experts say the risks of not openly backing Trudeau are far outweighed by the danger of confronting Modi right now.

July, 2023

  • 28 July

    Is US Congress Losing Patience with Pakistan over Human Rights Violations?

    Will American politicians take a chance by looking the other way to the complaints of human rights violations, elections delay, political victimization and suppression of media in Pakistan from their Pakistani-American voters in an election year? The chances are really low.

  • 26 July

    How Well-managed Dams and Forecasting Can Limit Flooding in a Warming World

    An engineer who managed dams for years explains the tradeoffs operators make as they decide when to release water and how much to stay safe.

  • 23 July

    I watched Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer in Ukraine: His Greek Tragedy is our Reality

    Following the recent release of Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City, Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer continues to infuse summer 2023 with atomic energy. Stylistically, of course, the two couldn’t be more different. What Anderson shows as a blast outside a diner’s window that doesn’t so much as interrupt the characters’ coffee, Nolan shapes into a three-hour epic. And as a Ukrainian, I am …