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  • Shutdown Day 26: A game of chicken no one wants to lose

    The government shutdown is now on Day 26, the longest in history, and its impact – from airports to prisons to food safety – is growing exponentially. Neither President Trump nor the Democrats are showing any sign of budging from their positions. Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to Mr. Trump suggesting that the State of the Union address, scheduled for Jan. 29, ought to be postponed until after the government has reopened.

    Wed, 16 Jan 2019 14:12:11 -0500
  • Yes, bipartisanship happens

    As the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin writes : “Imagine if both the Senate and House Republican leadership over the past couple of years put on the floor legislation that a bipartisan majority, a strong bipartisan majority at that, supported.

    Wed, 16 Jan 2019 11:34:41 -0500
  • And they're off: Democrats to watch in 2020 race

    Although the spotlight’s been on the midterms in recent months, under the radar the 2020 presidential race has been getting into gear. Which makes this as good a time as any for a quick look at what’s been happening with possible Democratic contenders – a list that seems to be growing longer by the day.

    Wed, 16 Jan 2019 11:34:36 -0500
  • Dijana Pavlovic works to give the Roma a more political voice

    “Now and forever resist!” she yells, finishing an impassioned reading of Erri De Luca’s poem “La notte degli zingari” or “The Night of the Gypsies.” The poem is a poignant retelling of the genocide of the Roma people during World War II, when about 3,000 died in a single night at Auschwitz in 1944. The audience gives fierce applause to Ms. Pavlovic, a theater actress-turned-activist who is one of the most visible members of Italy’s Roma community. “The Roma movement in Italy and all Europe is growing up.

    Wed, 16 Jan 2019 06:00:03 -0500
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