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Poll Finds Wide Partisan Gaps On America's Biggest Problems

NPR - 18 Oct 2018
Especially as the midterm elections approach, there's an unavoidable stream of news about politics in crisis: words like "polarization" and "tribalism" paint a portrait of voters retreating intransigently to their respective corners (or, more ...

Atrocities, Punishment, and Cruelty in the Americas

Human Rights Watch - 18 Oct 2018
This article was published in five newspapers in Latin America. Leaders in the Americas have often been confronted in recent years with hard questions about accountability and prisoners' rights. Should people imprisoned for the most serious human ...

Surprise! America's Heartland Is Doing Better Than People Think

U.S. News & World Report - 18 Oct 2018
America's Heartland, comprised of the Midwest and parts of the South and home to about a third of the nation's landmass, has experienced strong economic growth over the past decade, contrary to its portrayal as a region in economic despair, according ...

9 People Who Have Been Called America's Sweetheart

Mental Floss - 18 Oct 2018
The term “America's Sweetheart” first appeared in the early 1900s, back when motion pictures were still a novelty. Over the years, it's been applied to a vast number of celebrities—largely young, bubbly, wholesome-seeming ladies who women want to be ...

Corporate America's deep ties to Saudi Arabia

CBS News - 18 Oct 2018
The spotlight on Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is also inviting scrutiny of the scores of U.S. companies that for decades have eagerly sought to do business with the country.

Wealth gap widens between 'America's dependents'

Futurity: Research News - 18 Oct 2018
Two groups make up America's dependents: households of senior citizens and those with children under 18. A new study finds that the wealth gap between them has ballooned since 1989. Also, wealth is now spread very differently within each group: The ...

There is nothing inevitable about America's over-use of prisons

The Economist - 18 Oct 2018
There is ample evidence that America's states can lock fewer people up and still preserve public safety. Just look at Minnesota, which bangs up people at half the rate of neighbouring Wisconsin, though the crime rate in both places is about the same ...

'Capitalism in America' Review: The Commercial Republic

Wall Street Journal - 19 Oct 2018
With “Capitalism in America” a towering figure of modern policymaking, former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan, is giving it a shot. He and the Economist's Adrian Wooldridge have authored a sweeping tome that takes us from the Founders to the ...

America's most famous pimp, poised for elected office, dies

ABC News - 17 Oct 2018
America's most famous pimp partied for days with porn stars, political pals and others to celebrate his 72nd birthday, but the revelry ended when Dennis Hof was found dead in one of his Nevada brothels. Hof, a Donald Trump-style Republican who won a ...

A history of America's economic dynamism

The Economist - 16 Oct 2018
NO PAIN, no gain, is the moral of “Capitalism in America”, a business history of the United States by Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, and Adrian Wooldridge, The Economist's political editor. It will surprise no one to ...

Texas ranked as America's best food state - 17 Oct 2018
It won't come as a shock to a single Texan that the food website placed the state as No. 1 in its list of all 50 states ranked by their food. It may, however, upset New York (No. 3) which is proud of its Buffalo wings, bagels and pizza ...

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