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If America were smarter about math, our politics might be less dumb
But as The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake pointed out on Wednesday, those boxes also represent only a small portion of those organizations’ total employee pools. The state police, for example, actually saw only one of its 2,000-plus troopers quit so far — but even “dozens” is just a slice of the total. That’s why the box above is colored in light or...
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Texas politics takes over American politics
This year, the state was one of the first to reverse mask mandates and block local Covid-19 vaccine requirements. In the summer, Democratic state lawmakers fled Texas for a month to delay GOP voting legislation, which passed shortly after they returned. Laws that allowed carrying a gun without a permit, penalized reducing police budgets in large c...
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German Election Heralds Messier Politics and Weaker Leadership After Merkel
BERLIN — After 16 years of Angela Merkel as their chancellor, Germans scattered their votes across the political spectrum on Sunday in the election to replace her, a fractured return that heralds a messier political era in Germany and weaker German leadership in Europe.Preliminary official results gave the center-left Social Democrats a lead of 1.6...
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‘The politics finally got the better of their policy’
WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley, of Massachusetts, called the Border Patrol “egregious and white supremacist.” Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., said it was “worse than what we witnessed in slavery.”The pair spent years targeting similar criticism at former President Donald Trump for his handling of the border. But this time, they were tal...
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Pakistan Blames Politics as England and New Zealand Cricket Teams Cancel
In canceling the tour last week, the New Zealand team did not specify the exact nature of the security threat. But the country’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, said New Zealand Cricket “made the right decision.”“You will understand why we are not in a position to give further information as to the nature of the intelligence, other than to say, it ...
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The Mini-Trump Blowing Up Local GOP Politics
For most of the rest of the morning and well into the afternoon — with the exception of Mandel, who called Gonzalez a “traitor” that “spit in Donald Trump’s face” — the candidates who took the stage to speak were lesser lights with little chance. As the people ate their box lunches, they listened to Senate candidate Mark Pukita (“if you’re a Repub...
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The Intra-Taliban Struggle Over Control of Afghanistan’s Government
The Taliban’s announcement earlier this month that it had formed an all-male “interim” Cabinet in Afghanistan comprising only the movement’s members—many of them veterans of the Taliban’s last stint in power in the 1990s—took many observers by surprise. Members of the notorious Haqqani network, which controls southeastern Afghanistan, w...
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