Another U.S.-Trained Soldier Stages a Coup in West Africa

Another U.S.-Trained Soldier Stages a Coup in West Africa 1

Earlier this week, the military seized power in Burkina Faso, ousting the country’s democratically elected president, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré. The coup was announced on state television Monday by a young officer who said the military had suspended the constitution and dissolved the government. Beside him sat a camouflage-clad man whom he introduced as Burkina…

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Little Rock’s Black Police Chief and the Campaign Against Reform

  Just how strong are the forces arrayed against police reform — and how far are they willing to go? In April 2019, Keith Humphrey was appointed police chief in Little Rock, Arkansas, a Southern city with a fraught history of racial division. Among the growing number of Black police chiefs, Humphrey came in with…

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Is Trump’s Hold On The GOP Still Strong?

Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. sarah (Sarah Frostenson, politics editor): We at FiveThirtyEight in no way mean to undermine the very real and lasting influence that former President Donald Trump has within the GOP, but we do want to probe whether his power might be overstated.  From Republican…

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The 7 Senate Races That Will Likely Decide Control Of The Chamber

Senate Democrats have spent the past few months wrestling with President Biden’s social spending plan, voting rights legislation and the future of the filibuster. But now that 2022 has begun, they must now contend with the prospect of defending their exceedingly narrow majority in Congress’s upper chamber. Democrats control the bare minimum of 50 seats,…

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‘Não havia nada ali’: o que aprendi como aluno de Olavo de Carvalho

‘Não havia nada ali’: o que aprendi como aluno de Olavo de Carvalho 4

Foto: Vivi Zanatta/Folhapress E morreu Olavo de Carvalho. Talvez não tenha havido, no Brasil recente, nenhuma personalidade do mundo da cultura mais influente politicamente do que ele. O resultado dessa influência está aí: radicalismo ideológico, polarização e degradação do debate público. Por ocasião da data, gostaria de falar da minha própria experiência com o olavismo,…

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The 6 House Races Where Incumbents Are Likely To Face Another Incumbent

Redistricting may reshape the electoral playing field for a U.S. House incumbent in different ways — a seat might become much safer, more vulnerable or even cease to exist. But on rare occasions, changes wrought by redistricting can also pit two incumbents against one another in the next election. In some cases, incumbents from the…

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Let’s Talk About Biden’s Take On The Polls

In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew debates why politicians break with their parties in high-profile ways and what the repercussions can be. They also discuss the trend of amateur candidates running in and winning House primary elections, and ask whether Biden’s dismissal of the polls is a “good or bad use…

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Politics Podcast: Why Politicians — Like Manchin And Sinema — Go Rogue

FiveThirtyEight   More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS Last week Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer held a vote on changing the rules of the filibuster, setting up Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema for high profile breaks with the Democratic Party. It was reminiscent of Senators John McCain, Lisa Murkoski and Susan Collins…

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Projeto rejeitado nos EUA revela pesquisa de alto risco com coronavírus em 2018

UMA PROPOSTA DE FINANCIAMENTO redigida pela EcoHealth Alliance, uma organização sem fins lucrativos com sede nos Estados Unidos, enviada em 2018 à Agência de Projetos de Pesquisa Avançada de Defesa, ou DARPA, traz evidências de que o grupo trabalhava — ou pelo menos planejava trabalhar — em diversas áreas de pesquisa de alto risco. Entre…

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