Tag: country

  • Illinois May Be The Worst Democratic Gerrymander In The Country

    Illinois May Be The Worst Democratic Gerrymander In The Country

    The country’s worst gerrymander is arguably in Illinois, as it sparked a high-stakes musical chair game among the five members of the state’s Republican House of Representatives. Nathaniel Rakich:One of our greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln, was a Republican from Illinois. But the state’s new, rigged congressional map seems intent on turning Illinois Republican congressmen into […]

  • How Alabama’s Gerrymander Could Hurt Black Political Power Across The Country

    How Alabama’s Gerrymander Could Hurt Black Political Power Across The Country

    Alabama’s controversial congressional ticket is now in the hands of the Supreme Court. But regardless of the outcome of the case, it could transform voting rights across the South. Nathaniel Rakich: Alabama is perhaps best known as the epicenter of the civil rights movement. But nearly 60 years after pro-suffrage advocates marched across the Edmund […]

  • Sanctions from Spotify to Russia: Office in the Country Closed, Russian Media Contents Blocked

    Sanctions from Spotify to Russia: Office in the Country Closed, Russian Media Contents Blocked

    After many giant companies, Spotify has now decided to impose sanctions against Russia. According to the statements, the giant platform closed its office in Russia indefinitely and blocked Russian media content. We can say that the only topic that the whole world is talking about at the moment is the tension between Russia and Ukraine. […]

  • Texas May Have The Worst Gerrymander In The Country

    Texas May Have The Worst Gerrymander In The Country

    Senior elections analyst Nathaniel Rakich explains why several advocacy groups have argued that Texas’s new congressional map discriminates against people of color. He also breaks down what this gerrymander might mean for the 2022 midterms. Nathaniel Rakich: Everything is bigger in Texas. Even the gerrymanders. Last year, Texas was one of the first states to […]

  • Storm Eunice claims first UK lives as high winds batter country

    Storm Eunice claims first UK lives as high winds batter country

    Two people have been killed, with several others injured, as Storm Eunice brought damage, disruption and potentially record-breaking gusts of wind to the UK. A woman in her 30s died after a tree fell on a car in Haringey, north London, on Friday afternoon, the Metropolitan Police said. It was the first confirmed death in […]

  • Storm Dudley in pictures as heavy rain and high winds batter the country

    Storm Dudley in pictures as heavy rain and high winds batter the country

    Thousands of homes have been left without power after Storm Dudley swept through parts of the UK. Capel Curig in Wales experienced gusts of up to 81mph, with Emley Moore in West Yorkshire and Drumalbin in South Lanarkshire seeing 74mph winds. Northern Powergrid said 1,000 properties still had no lights on Thursday morning due to […]

  • Ukrainians vow to defend their country against Russia 'to the last breath'

    Ukrainians vow to defend their country against Russia 'to the last breath'

    Ukrainians sang their hearts out in Kyiv’s Olympics Stadium after unfurling a 200-metre national flag. People also gathered in Maidan Square in the capital, pleading to fight for their country Ukrainians gathered in Maidan Square in Kyiv ( Image: Daily Mirror/Andy Stenning) Defying the threat of war with a flag-waving Day of Unity, Ukrainians pledge […]

  • Ukraine crisis: Brits ordered to leave now as whole country put on red danger list

    Ukraine crisis: Brits ordered to leave now as whole country put on red danger list

    We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story A Ukrainian frontier stays on guard along the border with Russia ( Image: AFP via Getty Images) Brits in Ukraine have been ordered to leave immediately as the whole country has been put on the red danger list. The […]

  • What’s It Like Being A Democrat In Trump Country?

    What’s It Like Being A Democrat In Trump Country?

    Welcome to Political Outliers, a column that explores groups of Americans who are often portrayed as all voting the same way. In today’s climate, it’s easy to focus on how a group identifies politically, but that’s never the full story. Blocs of voters are rarely uniform in their beliefs, which is why this column will […]

  • Gran, 59, trains with army in Ukraine as country prepares for Russian invasion

    Gran, 59, trains with army in Ukraine as country prepares for Russian invasion

    Rumia, a 59-year-old granny living in Kiev, has started weapons training as her country prepares amid fears of a Russian invasion coming this winter Rumia, 59, practicing with her wooden assault rifle ( Image: SERGEY DOLZHENKO/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) A 59-year-old Ukrainian granny has been training with the Territorial Defense Force as the country prepares for a Russian […]