Politics

U.S. Supreme Court declines to block Texas abortion ban

By Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung WASHINGTON – Texas’ new abortion ban, the strictest in the nation, stood on Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block it, dealing a major blow to abortion rights by leaving in place the state law, which prohibits the vast majority of abortions. The decision is a major …

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CDC eviction ban ended by Supreme Court: 4 questions about its impact answered by a housing law expert

The Supreme Court on Aug. 26, 2021, ended the Biden administration’s ban on evictions, putting millions at risk of losing their homes. The ruling, by a divided court, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention exceeded its authority in continuing a moratorium on evictions after Congress failed to pass new legislation. We asked legal …

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Eric Adams — New Challenges, New Responses

By Daniel Rose New York’s presumptive incoming mayor, Eric Adams, will confront daunting conditions more alarming than those imaginable only a short time ago. A man of beliefs and convictions but open to discussion and – where indicated – prudent compromise, Eric Adams may be able to provide the effective leadership New York desperately needs. …

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Things to Know About New York’s Election System

For years, New York City has employed a majority wins all electoral system. This included the election’s of the Mayor, Public Advocate, Comptroller, Borough President, and City Council. However, this year, things are a little different. Our regular elections are going to remain the same, but our primary elections will be ranked choice voting elections. …

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Ghanaian President Visits Switzerland and Sets The Tone for Europe

In the past few years, Nana Akufo-Addo, the president of Ghana, has advocated for a new relationship between Africa and the West. Over the preceding decades, African countries have developed relations with Western nations, where the West supplies aid. However, this has left these countries such as Ghana under the whims of the policy of …

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A New America – How Biden Plans to Fix Our Biggest Problems

Historically speaking, in times of great economic and societal stress, governments are often able to pass sweeping progressive legislation to revamp the country’s system. In the case of the United States, one can see this effect most prominently in FDR’s presidency, where the Great Depression gave him political power that allowed him to push sweeping …

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Ray McGuire – A Leader for Challenging Times

The heart-breaking problems confronting New York today seem almost to defy solution.  At a moment when profound economic and social hardships face us, and the Covid pandemic has dealt us a devastating blow, few of the two dozen or so contenders to replace Bill DeBlasio have remotely demonstrated the knowledge, experience and managerial skills demanded. …

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Historic Confirmation of African American Secretary of Defense

On January 21st, Congress approved a waiver for the Biden Administration to allow retired General Lloyd Austin to be a candidate for Defense Secretary. Days after, General Austin was approved as Defense Secretary and head of the Pentagon, becoming the first African American Secretary of Defense. During his confirmation hearings, it was clear that General …

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