Tag: rhetoric

Russia’s enemies fear Biden won’t fight to stop Putin’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Russia's adversaries in central and Eastern Europe are worried President Biden isn't willing to fight hard to stop the Russia-Germany gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 — one of Vladimir Putin's core priorities.Why it matters: The fight is the first significant…

/ February 23, 2021
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Donald Trump Jr Rips Teachers Unions In Front Of A Gun Wall; Critics Go Ballistic

Donald Trump Jr rocketed even further off the rails in a Twitter video aimed at teachers unions Saturday — in front of a wall of guns.Vox journalist Aaron Rupar commented that the rant from the former president’s son, in his typical…

/ February 22, 2021
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Poll: Republicans favor Greene over Cheney

Conspiracist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is far more popular than Rep. Liz Cheney among Americans who align with the Republican Party, according to a new Axios-SurveyMonkey poll.Why it matters: As the House GOP caucus is being torn over calls to…

/ February 4, 2021
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Trump leaves behind legacy of targeted vitriol toward the press

The Capitol attack on Jan. 6 resulted in at least nine physical assaults against journalists and at least five arrests, per the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker's top editor. Why it matters: President Trump's harsh rhetoric towards the press has empowered…

/ January 19, 2021
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More Republicans denounce colleagues’ plans to challenge election results

Over a dozen Republicans across the House and Senate over the weekend attacked plans by their own colleagues to object to certifying 2020 election results, calling the effort ineffective, dangerous or lacking in evidence. Why it matters: Although nearly all…

/ January 3, 2021
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‘They Were Watching Us, Not Watching Our Backs’

Edgar Su / ReutersFlowers and cards are seen at the memorial site outside Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 19, 2019. Earlier this week, the government of New Zealand released a comprehensive report on the 2019 Christchurch massacre,…

/ December 10, 2020
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After Biden’s win, Australia needs to step up and recommit to this vital UN climate change fund

Now Joe Biden is on track to be the next US president, there has been plenty of speculation about what this means for Australia’s policies on climate change. Biden promises to achieve a 100% clean energy economy and reach net-zero…

/ November 19, 2020
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Biden’s climate change plans can quickly raise the bar, but can they be transformative?

The day Joe Biden becomes president, he can start taking actions that can help slow climate change. The question is whether he can match the magnitude of the challenge. If his administration focuses only on what is politically possible and…

/ November 10, 2020
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Joe Biden Says It Is ‘Time To Heal’ In Victory Speech

Joe Biden has pledged to rebuild a country torn apart by multiple crises after four years of chaotic rule from Donald Trump as he called for “this grim era of demonisation” in America to end. The Democrat said he would…

/ November 8, 2020
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Why all human rights depend on a healthy environment

Recent revelations about the speed and scale of nature’s decline are hard to truly comprehend. Not since the dinosaurs disappeared 65 million years ago has the diversity and abundance of life on Earth plunged so precipitously. For decades, governments have…

/ October 27, 2020
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Two Baltimore Museum Trustees Resign and Donors Rescind $50 Million in Gifts as the Institution Prepares to Sell Off Blue-Chip Art

The controversy over planned sales of a trio of paintings by Brice Marden, Clyfford Still, and Andy Warhol is escalating at the Baltimore Museum of Art, where two former board chairmen say the deaccessioning and recent leadership direction have prompted them to rescind $50 million…

/ October 26, 2020