Politics

“Pick Me” Girls and the Identity Politics of Kyrsten Sinema – The New Yorker

I never planned to spend this much time thinking about Kyrsten Sinema, the Democratic senator from Arizona. She wasn’t on my radar back in 2003, when she was a spokeswoman for the Green Party and dressed up in a pink tutu to protest the Iraq War. Or in 2011, when the Phoenix New Times named …

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COVID politics, mask mandates drive Colorado-parents to run for school board – Fox News

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. – This is the second in a two-part series on school board politics in Denver suburbs. Part 1 A slate of political novices in Douglas County, Colorado, told Fox News that divisive school board politics and COVID-19 protocols prompted them to put their names on the ballot for next month’s school board …

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Trump’s 2024 election threat is political blackmail – NBC News

In March, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told Axios’ Jonathan Swan that former President Donald Trump “could make the Republican Party something that nobody else I know can make it,” adding: “He can make it bigger. He can make it stronger. He can make it more diverse. And he also could destroy it.” The interview is …

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Essential Politics: A California congresswoman helps a family search for answers – Los Angeles Times

Imagine learning from the local news that your son or brother, a paratrooper in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, is dead. For one family in California, that was just the beginning. The shock and confusion only worsened as the military opened — and then closed — a probe into the …

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Five ways we can put aside partisan politics and think big on education – Yall Politics

Submitted by Phil Bryant and Arne Duncan High achievement and graduation rates is something every politician and American can rally behind Nothing brings political opponents together quite like a shared goal — and no goal is more universally agreed-upon than offering high-quality education to every child in America. Unfortunately, when it comes to education, we …

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20 for 20, Part 3: Casting call: Missouri politics is pro wrestling and needs a new top heel – The Missouri Times

   Yesterday, in Part 2, we covered two explicit ways to profit from journalism and campaign trends. Today, we’ll focus on the theater and casting of Missouri’s battle royals. 9. Most everything in Missouri politics can be explained through a pro wrestling lens. There’s kayfabe — the official, suspend-your-disbelief storyline you see on your TV …

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Are tech companies influencing politics more than governments? – Marketplace

The Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol raised important questions about the influence of social media, online misinformation and hate speech. For Ian Bremmer, founder and president of the political risk consultancy the Eurasia Group, the event showed how the growing power and influence of tech companies are starting to overshadow the influence of …

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The life, culture and politics of voters across the Rio Grande Valley – WBUR

The people of Texas’s Rio Grande Valley are fiercely proud of their dual Mexican-U.S. heritage. “I don’t think that the rest of the country knows just who we are down here in the Valley,” Xavier Villarreal, a rancher, says. “We’re the greatest American people that can ever exist because we identify ourselves as Americans. We’re …

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US politics: Virginia governor’s race offers first test of Biden presidency – Financial Times

At a corn maze and pumpkin patch in northern Virginia this month, former Carlyle chief executive Glenn Youngkin set out his stall. Dressed in a Nantucket red fleece vest, navy khaki trousers and a white collared shirt, the private equity boss turned politician confidently told hundreds of supporters that next month, he would be elected …

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