“Hopes of a repeat of the post-influenza Roaring ’20s are understandable, but misunderstand the differences between then and now, says historian John M. Barry.”
“How a state that was never in doubt became a ‘national embarrassment’ and a symbol of the Republican Party’s fealty to Donald Trump.”
Across the country, 13,238 Americans were born on September 11, 2001, and — come November — they will get to vote in a presidential election for the first time. For Politico, Garrett M. Graff interviewed these young adults about their views on 9/11, school shootings, the pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests, and the political and social landscape in the U.S.
“MedMen was the country’s hottest pot startup—until it flamed out. Its fall has exposed the gap between “green rush” hype and the realities of a troubled industry.”
Forty years ago, a gang of Klansmen and Nazis murdered five communists in broad daylight. America has never been the same.
Five authors share takeaways from recent political experiments in five different countries: high government salaries in Singapore, gender quotas in Rwanda, compulsory voting in Australia, citizens’ assemblies in Ireland, and ranked-choice voting in the United States.
Ignore that headline. Trump doesn’t read and he can barely spell, but his election has some American commercial book publishers reassessing how their literary fiction can better connect with small-town America and the white working class. Some publishers, not all. As literary agent Nicole Aragi said, “White identity is very well curated in the literary space.”
A year after they elected Trump, residents of a town in western Pennsylvania say they continue to support the President even though he hasn’t made good on all his big promises.
After serving two terms as California’s governor, The Governator now flies around the world indulging in carbs and enjoying photo ops, and working on favorite political issues such as gerrymandering and climate change. One thing he can’t stop fighting is the reign of Donald Trump.