France votes in final round of parliamentary elections

June 18, 2017

… party. Instead, his En Marche! movement helped carry him to a convincing election victory over far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. How the elections work The final results of the legislative elections will be confirmed after Sunday’s second round of voting. What to know about Emmanuel Macron Both the Republican and Socialist parties, which have traditionally governed during the time of the Fifth Republic, struggled with turnout. Le Pen’s right wing …

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Trump Killed A Key Obama Immigration Program. But What He Didn’t Do Matters More.

June 17, 2017

… strip current recipients of their status, detain or deport them one by one, as . DACAs continuation after Thursdays action was a relief, but it wasnt a victory. The only certainty in Trumps America is uncertainty and no memoranda changes that, Lorella Praeli, a former Dreamer and director of immigration policy at the American Civil Liberties Union, said in a statement. Theyre trying to distract us with their back-and-forth on DACA as their mass deportation machine proceeds full-speed ahead. …

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The Unfortunate Consequences Of Correcting History

May 29, 2017

… have to know it accomplished virtually nothing. The same racial problems that existed last week are going to keep happening next week, too. Outside of giving you a strictly symbolic victory over the ghosts of a nation-state that dissolved 150 years earlier on the taxpayers dime, theres not a whole lot to celebrate. As the old platitude goes, the winners write the history books. And since the C.S.A. lost the Civil War, the entire Southeastern U.S. has ever since been scapegoated as the driving …

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Fans Want Justin Bieber To Cancel His Tour After Manchester, Here’s Why He Shouldn’t

… to spread fear in order to change a societys behavior. Terrorists want people to become so afraid they fundamentally alter who they are and what they do. By refusing to cancel his tour, Bieber would also be refusing to give the terrorists what they want. In the process, hed be setting an example for all of us. The greatest victory we can win over terrorism is to live our lives exactly as they were before. We have to refuse to give in to the fear the terrorists seek to instill within us. Its …

May 25, 2017
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Our Generation Is Apparently Way Less Racist Than Older People, So There’s Hope

… people of color, which brings with it myriad socioeconomic problems. Meanwhile, across Western society, weve seen white nationalism and xenophobia becoming more mainstream in recent years. This was definitely evident in the election of Donald Trump, who ran on a vehemently anti-immigrant platform and was endorsed by the official newspaper of the Ku Klux Klan shortly before his victory. There is also data that suggests white Millennials (white people born roughly between 1980 and 2000), are less …

May 25, 2017
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Another local election buoys Merkel’s party ahead of German national vote

(CNN)German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union scored a major victory in elections in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia on Sunday. Preliminary results showed Merkel’s CDU receiving 33% of the vote in North Rhine-Westphalia, or NRW, followed by the Social Democratic Party’s 31.4%. It’s a major upset for the SDP, in a state it has governed almost without interruption since 1966. NRW is Germany’s most populous state and the home of SPD …

May 15, 2017
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Bafta TV awards: What to look out for at this year’s ceremony – BBC News

… independence of the BBC. The ceremony took place just days before the government published a white paper on the corporation’s future. This year a general election is looming. Bafta is reported to have emailed nominees asking them to offer “a short anecdote or an interesting detail about the production” in their victory speeches. According to The Guardian, some of its recipients have dubbed it “a ham-fisted attempt to avoid controversy”. Will The Crown reign …

May 14, 2017
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