Friday, July 19, 2019

Meng Wanzhou’s Arrest and What it Means

The Story: Canadian authorities arrested Meng Wanzhou, the vice chairperson and chief financial officer of giant Chinese tech company...
Watch Live: FEMA holds briefing on Tropical Storm Michael

The Shifting Boundaries of What a “Shutdown” Entails

The Story: On December 26 the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) posted a notice on its website that it...
A look at the big issues facing the Supreme Court this fall

Noted Political Scientist Dies

The Story: An influential political scientist died on December 20: David M. O’Brien (1951-2018) had...

Culture Wars on Campus: Satoshi Kanazawa

The Story: Satoshi Kanazawa is an invited guest this year at Northwestern University, in...
2017 National Christmas Tree Lighting

Christmas Greetings from The Thing to Know

The Story: The staff at Vote.net wishes a Merry Christmas to all of those of our readers who celebrate...
Does the Democratic Party have an identity crisis?

Democratic Presidential Primaries: The Next Round

The Story:  Within the Democratic Party competition for the Presidential nomination in 2020 is bound to be intense. Among...

The Inverted Yield Curve and Why it Matters

The Story: On Monday, December 3, the yield curve on U.S. Treasuries inverted. Specifically, the...

Blast from the Past: Imelda Marcos’ Conviction

The Story:  A court in the Philippines has convicted Imelda Marcos, the widow of that country's one-time strongman Ferdinand Marcos, on four counts of graft,...

Unexpected Keystone Ruling

The Story: A US district court judge blocked further construction of the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline last week, the latest delay in a project designed...

Trade with China: Wall Street versus the White House

The Story:  In recent days, high profile Wall Street executives present and past have been speaking out to urge an end to the trade disputes...