The Democratic Party’s 2018 View of Identity Politics Is Confusing, and Thus Appears Cynical and Opportunistic

The Democratic Party’s 2018 View of Identity Politics Is Confusing, and Thus Appears Cynical and Opportunistic

The 2016 presidential election was the peak, at least thus far, for the tactics of identity politics in U.S. elections. In the Democratic primary, Hillary Clinton’s potential status as the first female candidate was frequently used not only to inspire her supporters but also to shame and malign those who supported other candidates, particularly Bernie Sanders. In […]

Enjoy a season of science with our 2018 UK festival picks

Enjoy a season of science with our 2018 UK festival picks

Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon will illuminate Timber Festival in July By Liz Else and Simon Ings The 2018 festival scene is gearing up across the UK and it contains some real science gems. So dig out your tent or borrow your mate’s van, pack your waterproof and set out on a festival crawl. […]

Newsbud Exclusive- US Foreign Military Sales in March-April 2018: Part 2- Gulf Council (GCC) Countries & Other ‘Undemocratic’ Regimes

Newsbud Exclusive- US Foreign Military Sales in March-April 2018: Part 2- Gulf Council (GCC) Countries & Other ‘Undemocratic’ Regimes

Foreign Military Sales (FMS) appear regularly on the Pentagon’s daily list of contracts. Through FMS, the U.S. government procures and transfers weaponry and matériel to allied nations and international organizations. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) issued at least $ 5,392,261,519 worth of FMS contracts during March and April 2018. Distillation of these contracts is […]

Study predicts 2018 flu vaccine will have 20 percent efficacy

Study predicts 2018 flu vaccine will have 20 percent efficacy

Top Story A Rice University study predicts that this fall’s flu vaccine — a new H3N2 formulation for the first time since 2015 — will likely have the same reduced efficacy against the dominant circulating strain of influenza A as the vaccine given in 2016 and 2017, due to viral mutations related to vaccine production […]

Tax Day 2018: A Bonanza for Corporations and the Military

Tax Day 2018: A Bonanza for Corporations and the Military

The Trump tax plan will likely lead to a corporate income tax cut of $ 135 billion in 2018 alone. (Photo by Linda Davidson / The Washington Post via Getty Images) Individual taxpayers are contributing five times more money than corporations to the federal government via the 2017 taxes that are due today. A significant […]

Your guide to 2018 Russian presidential election candidates: 3. Ksenia Sobchak (Civic Initiative)

Your guide to 2018 Russian presidential election candidates: 3. Ksenia Sobchak (Civic Initiative)

Russians will be choosing between eight presidential candidates on March 18, and Ksenia Sobchak is the youngest hopeful. A socialite and candidate “against all,” she also owes a debt to her chief rival, Vladimir Putin. Who? Ksenia Sobchak Party? Civic Initiative What is her background? Sobchak has a very interesting past. Leningrad-born with a silver […]

Earlier polling begins in secluded Czech areas for 2018 presidential polls

Earlier polling begins in secluded Czech areas for 2018 presidential polls

Russian citizens living in remote areas or working on traveling ships or polar stations have started to cast their votes in the 2018 presidential election, the main date for which is March 18. Read more The Russian law on presidential elections directs that early voting should start not earlier than 20 days before the set […]

Metal crowd Metallica takes 2018 Antarctic Tunes Prize

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – American heavy metal band Metallica was awarded Sweden’s Polar Music Prize on Wednesday, drawing a delighted response from the group which has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. Founded in 1989 by Stig Anderson, publisher and manager of the Swedish band ABBA, the Polar Music Prize has become a coveted accolade […]