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"Polish Death Camps" Controversy

President Duda’s recent amendment to Poland’s criminal code began as an effort to placate nationalists enraged by the frequency with which the phrase “Polish death camps” has been used to refer to Nazi concentration camps where large numbers of non-Jewish Poles were also imprisoned. But an effort to refocus attention on Polish suffering, and away from the Holocaust has prompted widespread criticism from Israel, the United States, Polish historians, and Germany’s foreign minister.

NRA Money to Congress — Follow the Cash and Make a Change in 2018

The survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting are the most formidable foes the NRA will face. If they want to make a difference, they need to convince other young people to vote against Members of Congress who accept money from the NRA. Young people often fail to take part in elections. Will the Parkland, Florida deaths finally change that?

A Personal Account of Hawaii's False Missile Alert

The warning read, "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL." The Hawaii false missile alert was issued via the Emergency Alert System and Commercial Mobile Alert System over television, radio, and cellphones and sparked panic across the islands for more than half an hour.

The Day Hell Came to School

Five Years ago today, a 20-year-old stormed into the Sandy Hook Elementary School and massacred 20 first graders and six adults in a frenzy of gunfire. The killer used a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle to slaughter the students and educators. It took him less than five minutes. All but two of his victims were shot multiple times.

Countries North Korea Can Currently Hit With Their Missiles

Should North Korea ever have the capacity to launch a nuclear missile that could reach the U.S. mainland, Trump would have approximately ten minutes to react and make a decision to counterattack.

How a Democracy Can Implode

The biggest challenge to democracy comes from the voters themselves. As Americans, we have a duty to vote not just Republican or Democrat, but for those who will uphold our Supreme Law. In 2014, voter turnout for mid-term elections plunged to the lowest rate in 72 years. The overall national turnout was a disgraceful 36.3 percent.  

Current Members of the U.S. House of Representatives

If we’ve learned anything from this last election, it’s that political complacency is no longer an option. And to effect change, there is no need to look any further than your own legislative backyards.

U.S. Senate Seats up for Reelection in 2018

The U.S. Senate elections will be held on November 6, 2018. Thirty-three of the 100 Senate seats are up for reelection. The Republicans will be defending just 8 seats, while the Democrats will be fighting for 23, plus another 2 held by independents. The winners of those seats will serve a six-year term from January 3, 2019, until January 3, 2025. The time to start organizing is now.

Middle East

ISIS Brutality Becomes a TV Series

Teri Schure

ISIS, Turkey and Oil: Interview with Pelicourt

James Stafford

Khalid al-Asaad Slaughtered by ISIS

Teri Schure

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Europe

Isolated in Greek Camps, Migrants Find Work

Alice Maiden

The Jedwabne Massacre of 1941: An Interview with Marcin Malek

Teri Schure

Is Russia Plotting to Bring Down OPEC?

Dalan McEndree

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Asia-Pacific

Could Iran Emerge as the Middle East Superpower?

Doreen Horschig

Taiwan Seeks to Join Fight Against Global Warming

Ying-Yuan Lee, Minister of Environmental Protection Administration, Republic of China (Taiwan)

Myanmar: Transition Within Transition

Rajiv Bhatia

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Americas

States With Confederate Monuments on Public Property

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Americans Who Gained Health Insurance Coverage Under the ACA by State

Teri Schure

Immigration and Health Care Reform Will Wreak Havoc on Rural America

Teri Schure

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Africa

Child Brides in Zimbabwe

Stephen Tsoroti

Food Insecurity and Climate Change in Egypt

Joshua Goldfond

Tunisia: Escaping the Great Mosque of Uqba

Angela Smith Kirkman

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