Voter redistricting: US Supreme Court to hear third key case of term
For as long as the 27th Congressional District in Texas has been embroiled in litigation over whether it was racially gerrymandered, Nick Gilby has been working on Democratic Party campaigns there. “He wins 60 percent of the vote or more every time, regardless of who the candidate is,” adds Mr. Gilby, referring to former Rep. Blake Farenthold, the Republican who held the seat from 2010 until he resigned earlier this month amid sexual harassment allegations and an ongoing ethics investigation. Gilby’s frustrations are shared by William Whitford, a Democratic voter in Wisconsin, and John Benisek, a Republican voter in Maryland.
04/23/2018 - 05:32 PM
Bob Corker’s relationship with President Trump: It’s complicated
Sen. Bob Corker is a bundle of conflicts and contradictions. Last fall, the chairman of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee got into a Twitter war with President Trump. Indeed, there’s much to discuss: North Korea, Iran, Syria, Russia, the nomination of CIA chief Mike Pompeo for secretary of State.
04/23/2018 - 03:36 PM
Why a wave of Asian summitry
Less than a year ago, the world’s two most populous nations, India and China, almost went to war. In a tense showdown over disputed land in the Himalayas, their soldiers traded stones and punches. Now, on April 27 and 28, their leaders will meet and instead try to embrace what they have in common – ever the wiser in setting aside nationalist rage over territorial issues.
04/23/2018 - 03:25 PM
For South Africa's students, college means promise – if they can get there
Naledi Thimbela turned that number over in her head again and again. Before she could send in the college application that might get her out of this weathered little town. Before maybe, just maybe, she could become the first person in her family to get a college degree. When Naledi was born, Olga Thimbela had decided, resolutely, what her daughter’s life wasn’t going to be.
04/23/2018 - 03:17 PM
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