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  • Everyone Can Now Get the Vaccine April 19, 2021
    President Biden announced that, as of today, every American is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Germany’s Greens Put Forth Their Candidate April 19, 2021
    “Germany’s Greens drew a sharp contrast to their bickering conservative rivals in the contest to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor, proposing Annalena Baerbock as their lead candidate for September’s national […]
  • Bonus Quote of the Day April 19, 2021
    “I saw how hard the first one was. I know this is going to be hard… Why not get as much in one package as we can so we don’t […]
  • Join Us! April 19, 2021
    If you’ve been thinking of becoming a Political Wire member, I’d welcome your support. You’ll get exclusive analysis, a trending news feed, no advertising, and more. For a limited time, […]
  • Republicans Can’t Seem to Define Biden April 19, 2021
    : “For the better part of a year now, Republicans have tried and largely failed to define Joe Biden — or even just to make people dislike him. And […]
  • Garcetti Proposes Guaranteed Income for Poor Residents April 19, 2021
    Bloomberg: “Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is proposing a guaranteed income program for poor residents, making it the largest U.S. city to test such a policy.” “Garcetti will ask the […]
  • Political Sectarianism Undermines American Democracy April 19, 2021
    Nate Cohn: “Whether religious or political, sectarianism is about two hostile identity groups who not only clash over policy and ideology, but see the other side as alien and immoral. […]
  • Navalny Moved to Prison Hospital April 19, 2021
    “Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, who’s been on a hunger strike for more than two weeks to demand proper medical care, has been transferred to a prison hospital,” CBS […]
  • DeSantis Grants Immunity for Running Over Protesters April 19, 2021
    Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed an anti-riot bill into law that protects police budgets from being cut and stiffens penalties against those arrested during a “riot,” Insider reports. “The […]
  • Steve Stivers Will Step Down from Congress April 19, 2021
    Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH) announced that he plans to retire in May to accept a position as president and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.

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  • Monday, April 19, 2021 April 19, 2021
    Minneapolis is preparing for a verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin as closing arguments begin today. Alexei Navalny, one of Vladimir Putin's most vocal critics, is reportedly dying in a Russian prison as he continues his hunger strike. And, vaccine eligibility is open to all adults across the country, but some […]
  • BONUS: India's Farmer Protest April 18, 2021
    This bonus episode is about India. Currently home to the one of the largest protests in modern . Tens of thousands of farmers across the country are demanding that the government revoke a series of reforms that will change India's agricultural sector. NPR's Planet Money podcast follows a farmer who jumped into the free market […]
  • Saturday, April 17, 2021 April 17, 2021
    More protests and and outpouring of grief over police shootings of Black and Latino Americans. As the country opens up vaccine eligibility to everyone over the age of 16, authorities keep the administration of Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus on pause as they review cases of rare blood clots associated with the shot. President Biden talks […]
  • Friday, April 16, 2021 April 16, 2021
    The release bodycam footage of the fatal police shooting of a 13 year old in Chicago sparks protests. The prosecution and the defense will present their closing arguments to the jury in the murder trial of former officer Derek Chauvin. And, the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan could leave the country vulnerable to becoming a […]
  • Thursday, April 15, 2021 April 15, 2021
    While protest continue for the fourth night in Minneapolis, the white police officer who shot and killed 20-year old Daunte Wright is out on bond after being charged with second degree manslaughter. There are reports President Biden will announce new sanctions on Russia and the expulsion of diplomats in response to hacking and election interference. […]
  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 April 14, 2021
    Derek Chauvin's lawyers continue to make their case today after a third night of unrest in Minneapolis following the killing of Daunte Wright. President Biden is expected to announce US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by September 11, ending the America's longest war. And, Top health officials from the CDC and FDA are recommending states temporarily […]

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  • The Case for Black Patriotism April 19, 2021
    An African-American professor looks at the United States and sees the greatest force for human liberty on the planet.
  • America Needs a Truth and Racial Healing Commission April 19, 2021
    Racism remains this nation's Achilles' heel. If we do not face it and fix it, we will continue to suffer. The news in the past few weeks, from the police shooting of Daunte Wright to the debate about voter suppression, underscores once again that we have a long way to go to fulfill America's promise […]
  • Bracing for More Riots as Democrats Wage War on Cops April 19, 2021
    How does this work? On Friday the NYPD saves New York from God knows what by arresting an Ohio allegedly toting an AK-47 and a bag of ammo inside the Times Square subway station.
  • Biden Inherits FDR's Supreme Court Problem April 19, 2021
    The Supreme Court, by design, is undemocratic, but is there a point beyond which its insulation from the will of the people becomes unjust? Much has been said about the fact that the makeup of the current Court does not reflect that of the elected branches of the federal government. In response, on April 9th, […]
  • How Dem Power Grabs Are Rallying the Republican Party April 19, 2021
    Democrats are trying to take control of everything, including adding four justices to the Supreme Court. The Republican comeback has now begun.
  • Our Last Best Chance to Confront the Climate Crisis April 19, 2021
    With Joe Biden in office, a serious plan to combat climate change is finally in our sights - but the clock is ticking, and there is no more room for error
  • Dear Woke Corporate America: Beware of the Backlash April 19, 2021
    I hope you are all having fun with your virtue signaling. I hope you are enjoying trying to one-up each other and showing how woke you can be, all the while believing that you are more sophisticated and morally superior to the hard-working people of this country.
  • America Needs Biden's Bold Infrastructure Plan April 19, 2021
    We need to talk together - across the political aisle and between the public and private sectors.

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  • Five Questions The Political Media Is Wrestling With In Covering America’s ‘Uncivil War’ April 19, 2021
    The political media has long been both powerful and controversial — no surprise, as it essentially plays the role of referee in American politics. But how the media covers politics is perhaps more important than ever right now, as the United States is dealing with big, super high-stakes issues, most notably the COVID-19 pandemic and […]
  • Did The Bruins Win The Trade Deadline? And Will The Canucks Ever Play Again? April 16, 2021
    neil (Neil Paine, senior sportswriter): One of hockey’s annual big events came and went earlier this week, with Monday’s trade deadline. Though the deadline brought fewer players on the move than usual, it did offer some moves that ranged from “intriguing” to “borderline blockbuster.” So let’s quickly unpack what happened and then talk about what […]
  • Can You Crack The Case Of The Crescent Moon? April 16, 2021
    Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up problems related to the things we hold dear around here: math, logic and probability. Two puzzles are presented each week: the Riddler Express for those of you who want something bite-size and the Riddler Classic for those of you in the slow-puzzle movement. Submit a correct […]
  • It’s Not Just Young White Liberals Who Are Leaving Religion April 16, 2021
    Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Poll(s) of the Week Only 47 percent of American adults said they were members of a church, mosque or synagogue, according to recently released polling that was conducted by Gallup throughout last year. It marked the first time that a majority of Americans said they were not members […]
  • Zion Williamson Is Used To Rejection April 16, 2021
    The NBA has never seen a player like Zion Williamson. “This is a Shaquille O’Neal-type force of nature with a point guard skill set,” Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle told reporters recently after his team fell to Williamson’s New Orleans Pelicans. Carlisle had just watched Williamson pulverize his defense by pouring in 38 points […]
  • Why Serious Changes To Policing Are So Unlikely To Happen April 15, 2021
    In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew discusses how public opinion of the Black Lives Matter movement has changed since last summer and what that means for police reform more broadly. [Related: How Views On Black Lives Matter Have Changed — And Why That Makes Police Reform So Hard] Watch: https://abcnews.go.com/fivethirtyeight/video/confidence-interval-andrew-yang-mayor-york-city-77033668 Watch: […]
  • Politics Podcast: How Opinion On Policing Has Changed Since Last Summer April 15, 2021
    A Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, police officer shot and killed Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, after a traffic stop on Sunday. His death occurred while a jury continues to hear arguments over whether Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd in 2020. In the immediate aftermath of Floyd’s death, public support for the Black Lives Matter movement […]
  • In Formula One, Does The Driver Or Car Matter More? April 15, 2021
    As we enter the second round of the 2021 Formula One Championship this weekend at Imola, we could be forgiven for assuming that this season will play out the same way each year has since 2014. With Lewis Hamilton’s win in the opening round at Bahrain last month — on his way toward breaking Michael […]
  • Can Leicester City Hold On To A Top-Four Spot? April 15, 2021
    After Matchweek 24 of the 2019-20 Premier League season, it appeared as though Leicester City was a lock to finish in the top four and qualify for the 2020-21 Champions League. The Foxes were in third place, too far behind eventual champions Liverpool to mount a legitimate title challenge — wasn’t everyone? — but just […]
  • Few Americans Who Identify As Independent Are Actually Independent. That’s Really Bad For Politics. April 15, 2021
    If you’ve ever been in a conversation about politics, you’ve probably heard someone say, “I don’t like either party” or “Politics is just so ugly these days.” That person also may have claimed not to identify as a Democrat or a Republican but as an independent instead. Today, that person is pretty representative of how […]

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