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Why Latinos Are Turning to the Republican Party
Far more ominously, it is possible that the recent shift of some Latinos is not the twilight of America's racialization, but in fact the path by which it might endure.
From the Conversation:
Have Hybrid Coronaviruses Already Been Made? We Simply Don’t Know for Sure, and That’s a Problem
We say it is “possible” that chimeric coronaviruses have been made because we simply do not know for sure. US labs are not obliged to publicly report, explain, or justify such experiments. And this highlights a larger issue.
—Greg Koblentz and Filippa Lentzos
From the Kansas City Star:
Black Missouri Schools Once Set the Highest Academic Standards. Here’s What Changed.
Compounding the problem, the field of education acquired a stigma for African Americans. There is now a major shortage of Black teachers. Opening up the remarkable achievements of past Black educators offers other important insights for discussions of education policy today.
—Frank T. Manheim
From the Wall Street Journal:
The U.S. Needs More Nuclear Weapons
The administration is under intense pressure from the Democratic Party’s far left wing to deliver “progress” through cuts to the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Instead, the Biden administration should consider expanding the stockpile and altering its approach to deterrence more broadly.
—Matthew R. Costlow (PhD student and senior analyst at the National Institute for Public Policy)
From Homeland Security Today:
ISIS Expansion with Affiliate in Mozambique Increases Terrorist Group’s Threat
SIS-Mozambique is highly capable of carrying out attacks on strategic targets in Mozambique and typically targets infrastructure (including power supplies), state institutions, and government buildings.
— Mahmut Cengiz and Emma Sameth
From Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists:
Giving AI Control of Nuclear Weapons: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
If artificial intelligences controlled nuclear weapons, all of us could be dead.
From World Politics Review:
Biden Is Rightsizing U.S. Ambitions in the Middle East
Should the benchmark be a comparison to the turbulent Trump years, or to earlier times when U.S. diplomacy was defining the regional agenda and, on occasion, making a meaningful contribution to achieving peace?
From the Washington Post:
Remember When Republicans Voted for Local Authority and Autonomy?
The GOP’s trust in local officials to do the best thing for their own people appears to have taken a back seat to its current compulsion for imposing party doctrine statewide.
—Mark J. Rozell
From the Hill:
The Allure of ‘Strong and Wrong’
A leader with either excessive strength or excessive weakness can be a danger to democracy. Right now, many Americans are troubled by President Biden’s perceived weakness.
From La República:
Sexual Violence as a Weapon of War
The struggle of Achí, Q'eqchí, and Quechua women shows that it is possible for survivors of sexual violence, whether in times of war or peace, to break the silence and access justice.
From Homeland Security Today:
Activity Shows Terror Groups and Domestic Extremists Were Undeterred by COVID-19 Pandemic
To conclude, the 2020 Annex of Statistical Information shows that COVID-19 did not reduce the number of terrorist attacks; instead, such attacks increased 13 percent worldwide. Terrorist organizations continued to maintain their operational capacity and responded to the virus based on the pillars of their ideologies.
From Taiwan Insight:
Taiwan and China: What Way Forward? Looking at Taiwan in Its Own Light and Its Own Right
We have failed to consider the new reality that Taiwan is now a free democracy and no longer claims sovereignty over China.
—Gerrit van der Wees
Imperfect Justice Is Still Justice for Wartime Rape Survivors in Guatemala
Still, it is a justice to be celebrated. Rarely have women survivors of wartime rape succeeded in charging and convicting their tormentors.
—Jo-Marie Burt, et al.
From American City & County:
Assessing Cyber Readiness—Where to Begin?
Cities and counties are about to partake in the nation’s first and largest cybersecurity funding program to help local governments…As we all wait for the final rules, it has become rather clear that there are many public managers and IT leaders still trying to strategize and figure out just where to begin?
—Alan R. Shark
From the Hill:
In the New Political Order, maybe President Biden could toughen up and use the “how dare they?” trope.
From the Sun-Gazette:
Commentary: Va. Needs to Invest in Facilities for Business Expansion
In recent years, Virginia has lost out on an estimated $55 billion in capital-investment projects, more than $235 million in potential state revenue and nearly 40,000 direct jobs because we lacked shovel-ready sites or existing buildings.
—John Milliken and Stuart Malawer
From Ripon Forum:
If anything, the unfolding crisis in Ukraine should serve as wake-up call that we are running out of time to deter aggression against an even more vulnerable partner: Taiwan. Washington should act with urgency.
—Michael A. Hunzeker