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How Pandemic Shifted Meaning Of A Government’s ‘Soft Power’
Soft power has long referred to things that a government can project abroad. But COVID-19 has connected it to the power that rests with the governed.
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There Are A Zillion Different Names For Big Numbers
As astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson points out, large numbers like googols “don’t count things, but instead count the ways things can happen.”
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For Sports Fans, German Soccer Is The Best – And Only – Game On TV.
Professional sports fans and players globally are watching the relaunch of the German Bundesliga soccer league amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Recalling Close Quarters
Once, my family stayed in a fishing cabin for three months. It was stressful, and our routines were upended. But I loved it.
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Love Of Country: US Ready For Mandatory National Service?
Mandatory national service has been raised – and rejected – throughout American history. Now a commission wants to expand such non-military service.
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Face Masks Unleash Creativity: ‘You Can Be Part Of The Bigger Story’
COVID-19 means face masks are a must-have item. Fashion designers are pivoting their companies to produce, and often donate, protective gear.
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Peacemakers Rescue The Protests
Nonviolent activists like George Floyd’s brother put love into action against the rioters and looters.
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Will The Wolf Survive? Battle Over ‘Los Lobos’ Heats Up Southwest.
In New Mexico and Arizona, a 24% increase in Mexican gray wolves is cause for celebration – and consternation.
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The Perilous Choice Of Protesting During Coronavirus
Even as states reopen, epidemiologists caution against mass gatherings. But what if respecting one public health emergency means ignoring another?
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As Nation Reels, Trump’s Focus Is Strength, Not Unity
Beset by crises – from the pandemic and economic catastrophe to massive racial unrest – Trump has made little effort to strike a note of healing.
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Trump And The (not So New) Battle Over Government Oversight
Checks and balances: Everybody wants accountability in government. Except, at times, those governing, including President Trump.
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They Have A Degree, But What About A Job? Recent Grads Get Creative.
College graduates always need perseverance when looking for jobs. How is the latest group to enter the workforce adapting to an uncertain environment?
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‘The Last Person To Know’: What The Lockdown Means For One Deaf Driver
Lockdown has been difficult for Uganda’s informal workers. But those living with disabilities face unique challenges.
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Justice For George Floyd, One Trial At A Time
The lead prosecutor in the case sees justice as individual – for an act of homicide. That is a basis for systemic reforms.
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How Drones Change The Risks That Nations Are Willing To Take
In “The Drone Age,” Michael J. Boyle provides moral clarity on the question of drone technology, and tops it off with a word of warning.
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‘See The Fire’: George Floyd And The Effects Of Violent Protest
How George Floyd protesters might help, or hurt, their cause by adopting violence as a tactic.
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Vote By Mail: Is It Safe, Fair, And Ready For November?
Several states already let the public vote by mail in elections. But amid the coronavirus pandemic, the debate over mail-in voting has new urgency.
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For The Love Of Language: ‘Our Riches’ Celebrates Reading
Kaouther Adimi’s newly translated novel weaves together fact and fiction in a story about a famous Algerian bookstore and its fiercely loyal patrons.
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Feeding America During COVID-19: How Food Pantries Are Meeting Record Demand
Amid coronavirus shutdowns, America’s food pantries are facing a perfect storm of challenges: Need, costs, and pantry closures have all spiked.
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Jules Feiffer, A Stubborn Pooch, And A Children’s Counting Book
The indefatigable cartoonist talks about how he resisted drawing animals, and how he finally wrote the sequel to his picture book, “Bark, George.”
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Monday Sunrise Briefing: Nationwide Protests For Accountability
Catch me up on the weekend news: George Floyd protests rocked dozens of U.S. cities and spread globally. A historic rocket launch in Florida.
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Digging Up Forgotten Kingdoms, Saudis Unearth Ancient Identity
For centuries Saudis have lived amid evidence of a rich heritage. But only a recent shift in attitude has allowed them to embrace their past.
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Ohio Governor’s Science-based COVID-19 Response Wins Bipartisan Praise
Mike DeWine’s early action on the virus likely saved lives, say experts – and has catapulted the low-key, veteran politician onto the national stage.
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Nuclear Arms Control: What Happens When US And Russia Let It Lapse?
With President Trump’s decision to pull out of Open Skies, only one nuclear arms control treaty, New START, remains – and it will expire in February.
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COVID, Race, And A Pivotal Moment For America
2020 is likely to go down in history as a pivot point, marked by a pandemic, protests over racially charged police killings, and deep economic stress.
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The Shadow Economy That Lets The Ultra Rich Enjoy ‘Friction Free Lives’
Nelson D. Schwartz explores the perils of a financial system that enables one percenters to move to the head of the line in ‘The Velvet Rope Economy.’
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The Internet As It Is: ‘Lurking’ Shows The Web’s Wins And Losses
Unlike other books on the subject, Joanne McNeil’s shrewd history of the internet doesn’t pretend there was ever an online golden age.
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What U.S. Protesters Can Learn From Ferguson
The Missouri city’s long-term response to a 2014 police killing shows a different way to confront racial inequities.
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A New Stone Soup: Idle Restaurants Fire Up To Feed The Hungry
Cooking for Community of Portland, Maine, saves some jobs as funders enable restaurants and volunteers to make and deliver meals to whoever is hungry.
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A Grand Cleansing In Governance
The pandemic’s economic fallout is forcing governments to shape up quickly. First demands: accountability and transparency.
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