Requests for a list of the most popular articles from recent months hit a new high (736) in January. While that is gratifying, it is also puzzling to me because several of my favorites are not among the overall favorites. Oh well, I’ll carry on….
Here is the list of the 20 most popular, based on the number of different readers. The number 1 article had over 30,000 “hits” and the number 20 article had just under 18,000 on February 1, 2020.
It isn’t a leap to say that Jerry Mitchell’s new book “Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era” is a piece of real-life horror. After all, as the subtitle suggests, it grapples not merely with the dead but with how, for decades, the normalized bigotry of the 1960s that killed so many innocent Americans went largely unpunished, in turn haunting those desperate for even a scrap of justice.
While the Democratic National Committee has tried to distance itself from the troubled app that threw the results of the Iowa caucuses into disarray, a copy of the contract and internal correspondence provided to Yahoo News demonstrates that national party officials had extensive oversight over the development of the technology.
This year, Latinos are expected for the first time to be the nation’s largest racial or ethnic minority in a U.S. presidential election, with a record 32 million projected to be eligible to vote. They will account for 13.3% of all eligible voters.
However, the number of Latino eligible voters is still far below the 60 million Latinos who live in the country.