June 14, 2021

History

Opinion – Holy Cow! History: “I Never Said That!”

They are so famous, you can recite them from memory. They’re repeated so often, they’ve become part of our cultural currency. And they’re flat-out wrong. Many legendary quotes from our past were misunderstood, taken out of context, or, even worse, never uttered at all. What historical heresy is this, you ask? Consider the evidence. “The

Legal Beat

Justices consider Harvard case on race in college admissions

With abortion and guns already on the agenda, the conservative-dominated Supreme Court is considering adding a third blockbuster issue — whether to ban consideration of race in college admissions. The justices could say as soon as Monday whether they will hear an appeal claiming that Harvard discriminates against Asian American applicants, in a case that

Israel

Israel swears in new coalition, ending Netanyahu’s long rule

Israel’s parliament on Sunday narrowly approved a new coalition government, ending the historic 12-year rule of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and sending the polarizing leader into the opposition. Naftali Bennett, a former ally of Netanyahu turned rival, became prime minister after the 60-59 vote. Promising to try to heal a divided nation, Bennett will preside

International

G-7 leaders agree on vaccines, China and taxing corporations

Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations staked their claim Sunday to leading the world out of the coronavirus pandemic and crisis, pledging more than 1 billion coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer nations, vowing to help developing countries grow while fighting climate change and backing a minimum tax on multinational firms. At the group’s

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