Garland Pledges Renewed Efforts to Protect Voting Rights
June 11, 2021
Republican-led legislatures in several states including Georgia, Florida and Iowa have passed laws imposing new voting restrictions, and Texas, New Hampshire, Arizona and Michigan, among other states, are considering changes to their electoral systems. At the same time, hopes have dimmed on the left that Congress will pass two major election bills after Senator Joe
Democrats ask for FBI briefing on foreign disinformation efforts around Sen. Ron Johnson
July 21, 2020
None of this information is new. Johnson’s eagerness to solicit testimony from ex-Ukrainian official Andrii Telizhenko was the subject of public alarm and a previous intelligence community warning. Johnson has been dismissive of complaints about his reliance on known dodgy sources, though he was pressured into giving up on the idea of taking Telizhenko’s testimony
How New Efforts Are Recovering the Stories of People Who Were Deleted From History
April 15, 2020
There are holes in the stories we tell ourselves about history, gaping blanks that stand out like missing teeth in a broken smile. Certain types of people are often relegated to the background, or have been deleted altogether. Recently, a doctoral student at Duke University discovered that the oldest known copy of the Bible’s Gospel…
Inside the Efforts to Prepare African Countries for COVID-19
March 21, 2020
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increases around the world—with new clusters recently emerging in Italy, Iran and South Korea—the World Health Organization (WHO) warns that its “biggest worry” is to make sure that the disease does not spread in countries with weaker health systems that have historically struggled to contain infectious disease outbreaks…
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