Monthly Archives: October 2018

Turkey widens Khashoggi probe as pressure mounts on Trump and the Saudis

From CBS News Turkey’s justice minister said Thursday his government’s investigation into the disappearance and alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi will wrap up soon, as police reportedly expanded their hunt for clues to new areas outside of Istanbul. Turkish … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia, Turkey

The last article by Jamal Khashoggi has been published by the Washington Post: ‘What the Arab world needs most is free expression’

A note from Karen Attiah, Global Opinions editor of the Post I received this column from Jamal Khashoggi’s translator and assistant the day after Jamal was reported missing in Istanbul. The Post held off publishing it because we hoped Jamal … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Jamal Khashoggi, Thought-Provoking Analysis, Washington Post

Election Update: One Way The House Map Actually Helps Democrats

By Nathaniel Rakich of FiveThirtyEight Turnout can vary pretty dramatically among congressional districts, which is one reason that the partisan breakdown of seats in the House doesn’t necessarily match the results of the national popular vote. The way this usually … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Thought-Provoking Analysis, Political parties, United States, Republicans, Donald Trump, FiveThirtyEight, Democrats

5 facts about U.S. suburbs

By Ruth Igielnik and Anna Brown of Pew Research Politically, the suburbs are evenly divided overall, but some have a clear Democratic or Republican tilt. Poverty has increased more sharply in the suburbs than in urban or rural counties. Although … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Demographics, income, Pew Research, Political parties, Republicans, Senior citizens, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States

Is The Supreme Court Facing A Legitimacy Crisis?

By Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux and Oliver Roeder of FiveThirtyEight In his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Brett Kavanaugh dropped the demeanor of a neutral jurist and launched into a deeply partisan speech. The use of such nakedly political rhetoric during … Continue reading

Posted in Supreme Court