Climate Looms Large Over Biden’s First State of the Union. Will the Coverage Say So?

Climate Looms Large Over Biden’s First State of the Union. Will the Coverage Say So?

President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress as US Vice President Kamala Harris and US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi applaud at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on April 28, 2021. (Melina Mara / AFP via Getty Images) This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration cofounded … Read more

European Union scrambles to patch up relations at Africa summit

European Union scrambles to patch up relations at Africa summit

Press play to listen to this article It is not easy to pinpoint the nadir of the EU’s great pivot to Africa. The shift in Europe’s focus was trumped with great fanfare by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Council President Charles Michel at the start of their mandates in December 2019. But the … Read more

Adams’ unlikely alliance with the head of New York’s teachers union

Adams’ unlikely alliance with the head of New York’s teachers union

“I know that Mayor Adams has a… little bit of a different stand on charter schools than UFT would,” former City Council education committee chair Daniel Dromm said in an interview. “I don’t know if that’s gonna become an issue in the future, but Mulgrew did tell me that he has a good relationship with … Read more

Congressional Staffers Are Organizing a Much-Needed Union

Congressional Staffers Are Organizing a Much-Needed Union

Aides wait outside of the Senate Democrats luncheon in the US Capitol on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams / CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images) Subscribe to the nation Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! Thank you for signing up for the nation‘s weekly newsletter. Thank you for signing … Read more

The censoring Joe Rogan is a tactic out of old Soviet Union

The censoring Joe Rogan is a tactic out of old Soviet Union

Make no mistake, the recent Joe Rogan vs. Spotify scandal is not about COVID and what constitutes proper medical protocols to fight it. It’s about the future of free speech in America. White House press secretary Jen Psaki’s statement on Tuesday, directing Big Tech and Spotify to do “more” to eradicate alleged COVID “misinformation” on … Read more

Teachers union: 'Scream bloody murder' if schools reopen against medical advice

Teachers union: 'Scream bloody murder' if schools reopen against medical advice

Teachers agree on more government funding after more than two years of strikes and have “tremendous power” as child safety advocates, said Lily Eskelsen García, president of the National Education Association. She didn’t rule out strikes when heads of state move prematurely when schools reopen, and she said she believed parents would protest too. “They … Read more