• populism Jul 23, 2020

    In Struggle Against Pandemic, Populist Leaders Fare Poorly

    The countries that top the rankings of COVID-19 deaths globally are not necessarily the poorest, the richest or the most densely populated

  • Donald Trump May 2, 2017

    May Vows to be ‘Bloody Difficult' as EU Slams UK Brexit Aims

    Britain and the European Union say they want an amicable divorce. But negotiations have not even started yet, and the sniping has already begun. Prime Minister Theresa May vowed Tuesday to be a “bloody difficult woman” in talks with the bloc, after EU officials accused the U.K. of failing to grasp the complexity of the task ahead. European Parliament Brexit...

  • Donald Trump Mar 14, 2017

    US Revokes White Nationalist Group's Tax-Exempt Status

    The U.S. government has revoked the tax-exempt status of a group run by prominent white nationalist Richard Spencer for its failure to file tax returns. Internal Revenue Service records show Spencer’s National Policy Institute automatically lost its tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit after failing to file tax returns for three consecutive years. Spencer didn’t immediately respond to messages seeking...

  • Trump Dec 23, 2016

    Globalization Took Hits in 2016; Will 2017 Lead to More?

    Globalization, the path that the world economy has largely followed for decades, took some hefty blows in 2016. The election of Donald Trump as U.S. president and Britain’s decision to leave the European Union have raised questions over the future of tariff-free trade and companies’ freedom to move production to lower-cost countries. Borders are back in vogue. Economic nationalism is...

  • Trump Jan 27, 2016

    Wasted Opportunity: Compost Collections Lag Behind Recycling

    When it comes to food, Americans are slow to compost and most scraps still end up in landfills. By one estimate, there are 300 composting programs in communities and at universities compared to 3,000 landfills. Advocates want those numbers flipped. Getting food out of the trash is what New York City’s former mayor Michael Bloomberg called recycling’s last frontier. But...

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