U.S.

April, 2021

  • 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.

  • 17 January

    How to Stay Safe with a New Fast-spreading Coronavirus Variant on the Loose

    Limiting the size of gatherings helps reduce the potential for exposure. Controlling indoor environments in other ways can also be a highly effective strategy for reducing risk. This includes increasing ventilation rates to bring in fresh air and filtering existing air to dilute aerosol concentrations.

  • 15 January

    Why Did an Indian Flag Appear During Attack on US Capitol?

    Why one man waved an Indian flag during the January 6 attack on the US Capitol remains a mystery.