Summary: As surveys show that free and open societies are dwindling around the world, nations including Russia and China are presenting alternatives to democracy. Energetic and passionate political movements in American and the world are increasingly undemocratic, claiming that representative government cannot solve 21st century challenges.
[DIGEST: BBC, NYT, Raw Story, Mother Jones] Brussels, the Belgian capital and home to the European Union, was shaken by a series of explosions Tuesday morning that left more than 30 people dead. The bombings began with two explosions, at least one likely the result of a suicide bomber, at the airport, killing at least … Continued
[DIGEST: The Guardian, ABC News, CNN] World leaders and other officials from around the world offered their condolences to Belgium after terror attacks rocked the capital of Brussels early Tuesday morning. Brussels is home to the headquarters of the European Union (EU). French President Francois Hollande, who rallied the city of Paris following a chaotic … Continued
This is a developing story, and we will continue to update as more information comes in. [DIGEST: CNN, BBC] Belgian media reports at least 34 deaths and 130 injuries in explosions that rocked the capital of Brussels on Tuesday morning. At least ten of the victims died in the blasts in the suburb of Maalbeek, … Continued
[DIGEST: 538, Salon, Politico, NBC] It has been an unexpected primary campaign season. The path through this summer looks as unpredictable as Donald Trump’s position as frontrunner seemed months ago. When Ohio went to its governor, John Kasich, Trump’s path to an assured nomination became trickier. The Republican nominee needs to have the backing of … Continued
[DIGEST: CNN, NYT] President Barack Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, saying “I’ve selected a nominee who is widely recognized not only as one of America’s sharpest legal minds, but someone who brings to his work a spirit of decency, modesty, integrity, even-handedness and excellence.” Garland would fill the seat held by … Continued
[DIGEST: Washington Post, FOX, WSJ, CBS, CNN] Note: This article will be updated as results come in. All numbers are as of March 16 at 11:30 a.m. The Republican primary lost another candidate tonight as Senator Marco Rubio suspended his campaign following a resounding defeat in his home state of Florida. For opponents of Donald … Continued
Soaring costs of childcare are costing women their jobs.
[DIGEST: CNN, ABC, Politico, KTVB, NYT, WSJ] As the Democratic race tightens, the Republicans look as though their field will get more narrow in the coming week. In a surprisingly tight race, Senator Bernie Sanders beat Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Michigan primary. With 99% of the vote counted, Senator Sanders is at … Continued
[DIGEST: New York Times, NBC] Nancy Reagan, wife of former President Ronald Reagan and the 40th First Lady of the United States, died Sunday morning at her home in Los Angeles. She was 94. Reagan was widely known as guardian of her late husband’s image starting from their days in Hollywood. Her loyalty was credited … Continued