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Buttigieg: I won't 'take lectures on family values' from Rush Limbaugh

Buttigieg: I won't 'take lectures on family values' from Rush LimbaughPete Buttigieg had a simple response on Sunday when asked about talk show host Rush Limbaugh's questioning whether Americans are ready to back a gay candidate for president.


'Infected': Data shows how China criminalized Muslim faith

'Infected': Data shows how China criminalized Muslim faithFor decades, the Uighur imam was a bedrock of his farming community in China’s far west. The database obtained by The Associated Press profiles the internment of 311 individuals with relatives abroad and lists information on more than 2,000 of their relatives, neighbors and friends.


'Red flag' gun-control proposal is a recipe for decreased safety and less freedom

'Red flag' gun-control proposal is a recipe for decreased safety and less freedomEven the American Civil Liberties Union says legislation like this is an affront to individual rights and due process.


Joe Biden blasts Bernie Sanders over health care, gun control, and his supporters' online behavior

Joe Biden blasts Bernie Sanders over health care, gun control, and his supporters' online behaviorFormer Vice President Joe Biden zeroed in this weekend on one of his top competitors, who many consider to have eclipsed him as the Democratic presidential frontrunner.In an interview set to air on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday, Biden waded into a controversy surrounding Sanders supporters who have been accused of threatening members of Nevada's Culinary Workers Union for not backing Sanders' Medicare-for-all proposal. Biden said Sanders isn't necessarily directly responsible for such behavior, but he's not sure he's done enough to put a stop to it, either.> WATCH: Former VP @JoeBiden says it is not "sufficient enough" for Bernie Sanders to "disassociate" himself from supporters' "misogynistic" attacks on Culinary Union leaders. MTP> > Joe Biden: "I'd disown them. ... He may not be responsible for it but he has some accountability." pic.twitter.com/bABdpEtZLv> > — Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) February 16, 2020Biden also criticized Sanders' policy proposals, arguing that while the senator has talked about Medicare-for-all for 35 years, he has nothing to show for it. Biden said people, like those in the Culinary Workers Union, have "broken their necks" to procure their current insurance, and he's not sure why Sanders wants to force them to give it up.> WATCH: Former VP @JoeBiden says Bernie Sanders has “never gotten anything done.” MTP IfItsSunday> > Biden: “He's been talking about health care, Medicare for all [and] universal health care for 35 years. Nothing's happened.” pic.twitter.com/D0dy6lhKSC> > — Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) February 16, 2020And on Saturday evening, the former vice president put Sanders' 2005 vote to exempt gun manufacturers from liability in shootings on blast. He didn't name Sanders outright, but he called out "some of the people running for office" who voted for the exemption. Sanders, for what it's worth, has since changed his position on the matter. Read more at The Associated Press.More stories from theweek.com Why Bloomberg would be the cynical choice for Democrats The real potential of the electric vehicle revolution What is platonic parenting?


Seattle-area teachers reported fired for being gay; Catholic school says they resigned

Seattle-area teachers reported fired for being gay; Catholic school says they resignedA County Council member claims the two teachers were forced out of their positions at Kennedy Catholic High School "solely because they are gay."




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Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

In a Five to Four Decision, Voting Just Got Harder

In a five to four decision along party lines, the Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Shelby County v. Holder case. The ruling, believed by many sets the nation back decades in Civil Rights, while others see it as the fault of Congress dropping the ball on updating the act when it should have years ago.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 

 
 
 
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