Politics

Extremist Proposals Define GOP Platform, Setting Up Convention Showdown With Moderates

[DIGEST: New York Times, Time, Wall Street Journal] Republicans gathered in Cleveland on Tuesday to draft the party’s principles platform ahead of the Republican National Convention, and the final document is a sign that the party has shifted even further to the right. Much of the language emphasizes the party’s staunchly conservative attitude toward gay rights … Continued


The Supreme Court Just Smacked Down Texas on Abortion

[DIGEST: NBC, Reuters] In a 5-3 ruling hailed as a victory by abortions rights activists, the United States Supreme Court struck down a Texas law that critics contend would have forced more than three-quarters of the state’s clinics to close their doors. The Republican-backed law, passed in 2013, required clinics providing abortion services to meet … Continued


Global Markets in Chaos, Dow Plummets over Brexit Vote

[DIGEST: The Guardian, The New York Times] Traders worldwide punished markets in reaction to Britain’s vote to leave the European Union last night, amid fears the change would trigger an economic recession in Britain and have global spillover effects. The Dow Jones opened more than 400 points down, and the pound sterling plunged to a 31-year … Continued


The Fate of All Europe Hangs On What Britain Decides Today

[DIGEST: Reuters, New York Times] A defining referendum on Britain’s European Union (EU) membership is now underway. Voters will be asked a single question: “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?” Those who favor leaving, or “Brexit,” claim Britain’s continued membership renders it toothless and at … Continued


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