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Political decisions should be taken in Parl, not army HQ: Maryam Nawaz

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz vice president Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday said political decisions should be made in Parliament and not at the army headquarters. The 46-year-old daughter of former premier Nawaz Sharif was responding to a question from a reporter about Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa and head of the ISI Lt Gen Faiz Hameed’s meeting…

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A Political Logician on Why Democrats May per chance composed Think In a different way About Advantage

Looming above America’s present struggles over injustice and inequality is the sense that certain self-mythologies are beginning to evaporate. When Barack Obama was in the White House, he often studded his speeches with a favorite pop lyric, “You can make it if you try.” He mentioned it more than a hundred and forty times, even…

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The NRA’s political influence is dwindling forward of the election

The National Rifle Association has spent $9.2 million on political expenditures this cycle, about one-sixth of the $54.4 million reported in 2016, according to Federal Election Commission data tracked by Open Secrets.Why it matters: While the group has vowed to support President Trump’s re-election, mounting fees from fights with regulators, internal infighting and the pandemic…

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Political appointees ask ability to rewrite CDC case experiences

Inconvenient truths — “CDC to me appears to be writing hit pieces on the administration,” reads one email. John Timmer – Sep 12, 2020 6:40 pm UTC Enlarge / Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), listens during a House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus. Redfield may be finding himself…

Cook Political Report moves Florida from "leans Democratic" to "toss up" in 2020 race thumbnail

Cook Political Report moves Florida from “leans Democratic” to “toss up” in 2020 race

Go deeperMicrosoft: Trump and Biden’s campaigns were targeted by hackers in Iran, China this yearJoe Biden in Detroit, Michigan on Sept. 9 and President Trump on Sept. 10. Photos: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images and Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty ImagesCyberattacks organized in Russia, China and Iran have targeted the 2020 election, President Trump’s and former Vice President…

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Explainer: What do political databases know about you?

American citizens are inundated with political messages—on social networks, in their news feeds, through email, text messages, and phone calls. It’s not an accident that people get bombarded: political groups prefer a “multimodal” voter contact strategy, where they use many platforms and multiple attempts to persuade a citizen to engage with their cause or candidate.…

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The 2020 RNC isn’t a political convention — it’s a celebration of the Trump cult

It’s a political truism that a second-term election campaign is a referendum on the incumbent. And when you have President Trump’s terrible approval rating, the strategists all say that his only real hope is to refocus the electorate on Joe Biden and make voters disapprove of him more than they disapprove of Trump. Trump doesn’t really require such…

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Traditional Sex as Political Rebellion.

Throughout history, defying norms related to sexual practice has been a common way to express resistance to the dominant moral culture. Every culture, either actively or passively, endorses a set of guidelines for sexual behavior. Sexual rebellion, therefore, has always been inseparable from political rebellion. This was true in the ancient world when the Hebrews…

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How a Political Dispute Over the Early American Postal System Could Have Jeopardized the Whole U.S. Constitution

At a time when the future of democracy is at stake, the last thing you need are sudden and ill-considered changes to the postal system undermining an essential element of popular governance. Or at least that’s what George Washington thought. Having just recently returned from the Philadelphia convention in 1787, he understood that his sterling…

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Hong Kong Teachers Fear ‘Political Censorship’ As Protest Slogans Edited Out of Textbooks

This photo taken on December 12, 2019, shows protesters waving black flags reading “Liberate Hong Kong revolution of our times” at Edinburgh Place in Hong Kong. Photo: Alastair Pike / AFPSeveral textbook publishers in Hong Kong removed phrases like “separation of powers” and references to popular slogans used during pro-democracy protests as China continues to extend…