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For President Barack Obama, the stark reality of the looming midterm elections is that the best outcome for his party gets him nothing but two more years of the status quo. Two more years of a divided Congress. Two more years battling a Republican-...
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French economist Jean Tirole won the Nobel Prize in economics Monday for his work on markets and regulation. Photo by Flickr user International Monetary Fund. It’s been quite the year for French economists. First the Thomas Piketty frenzy of last...
RALEIGH, N.C. — The group dedicated to winning a Republican U.S. Senate majority in November says it’s more than doubling its investment supporting North Carolina GOP nominee Thom Tillis’ campaign to unseat Democrat Kay Hagan. In...
Seattle has declared Columbus Day “Indigenous People’s Day.” Photo by Flickr user nicholasbross Just a week after Seattle’s City council unanimously approved replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day — a holiday...
The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship, Saskia Hamilton is author of three books of poetry. Photo by Meg Tyler Movement and transition resonate in Saskia Hamilton’s collection “Corridor.” “The...