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Opinion: Corruption Never Changes

Politicians from both parties have resisted term limits that the majority of their constituents favor. Why would the people we elect to represent us, not want to push for an issue that is so popular with the public? It could be that it would take a Constitutional Amendment to put term limits into place for

International

Thousands of Brazilians who won elections as Black candidates in 2020 previously ran for office as white

Brazilian politicians’ newfound embrace of Blackness leaves some of their Afro-Brazilian constituents skeptical. Dimitrii_Guzhanin/Getty  Andrew Janusz, University of Florida Brazil is undergoing a strange racial reckoning after bombshell revelations that thousands of veteran politicians had changed their self-identified race between the 2016 and 2020 elections. Afro-Brazilians – a category that includes Black and mixed-race people

COVID-19

‘Do as I say’: Anger as some politicians ignore virus rules

Denver’s mayor flies to Mississippi to spend Thanksgiving with his family — after urging others to stay home. He later says he was thinking with “my heart and not my head.” A Pennsylvania mayor bans indoor dining, then eats at a restaurant in Maryland. The governor of Rhode Island is photographed at an indoor wine

National

Biden signals sharp shift from Trump with Cabinet picks

President-elect Joe Biden on Monday tapped Obama-era officials for top national security and economic roles, signaling a stark shift from the Trump administration’s “America First” policies that disparaged international alliances and favored deregulation and tax cuts. The picks include former Secretary of State John Kerry to take the lead on combating climate change. Biden is

National

Read President Trump’s memo that puts weak Democrat mayors on notice

President Trump signed a memorandum yesterday to hold local politicians accountable for refusing to protect their communities from ongoing riots, looting, and mass property destruction. Per the memo, Federal agencies will identify what funds are provided to Seattle, Portland, New York City, and other jurisdictions that have allowed violence, lawlessness, and property damage to persist.

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