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Today β€” September 18th 2018Your RSS feeds

UK should end special access for EU migrants after Brexit -report

By Benjamin Fox

The UK should end special access for EU citizens and introduce migration laws that focus on attracting skilled workers, the UK government’s advisory committee on migration recommended in a new report published Tuesday (18 September).

The Supreme Court Needs Term Limits

By DAVID LEONHARDT

They would make the current system fairer — and tone down the intensity of the confirmation process.

Fans of Ranked Voting See an Opportunity in Massachusetts

By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE

After a recount, Lori Trahan won a 10-person primary with less than 21 percent of the vote, far from a majority, which some say is undemocratic.

The Conversation: Should Brett Kavanaugh Withdraw?

By FRANK BRUNI and ROSS DOUTHAT

The political interest of the country might be better served with a nominee who didn’t have to be confirmed under a cloud of suspicion.

Claire McCaskill Is in a Rugged Political Fight. She’s Survived Them Before.

By STEPHANIE SAUL

The Missouri senator is in a neck-and-neck race to keep a crucial seat in Democratic hands, facing criticism from her opponent that she’s a Washington insider.

Democracy’s Demise in Hong Kong

By YAU WAI-CHING

Only a split from China can ensure the democratic future that was promised to us.

China Accuses Taiwan of Using Students for Espionage

By SUI-LEE WEE and CHRIS HORTON

“Taiwan calls on China to rein itself in from this precipice as quickly as it can,” the island’s government responded, accusing Beijing of hypocrisy.

Echoes of Anita Hill, but in a Different Era for Women

By PETER BAKER and CARL HULSE

Now it is Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh who faces a hearing to address explosive accusations by Christine Blasey Ford that he sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers.

Charges of Racism Hobble a Soccer Revival in Germany

By TARIQ PANJA

An embarrassing World Cup. Accusations of discrimination from a star player. German soccer tries to heal through its Euro 2024 campaign.

Trump to Cap Refugees Allowed Into U.S. at 30,000, a Record Low

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the further cuts to an already scaled-back program reflected a “daunting operational reality.”

Trump Defends Kavanaugh Amid Sexual Assault Accusation

President Trump defended the qualifications of his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, after a woman accused him of sexual assault.

Yesterday β€” September 17th 2018Your RSS feeds

The Dangers of Digital Activism

By MANAL AL-SHARIF

Social media has been a significant tool for activists in the Middle East. But do the risks now outweigh the benefits?

Russia and Turkey Announce Demilitarized Zone in Last Rebel-Held Part of Syria

By ANDREW HIGGINS and RICK GLADSTONE

The announcement by Russia and Turkey about Idlib Province appeared to forestall what had been widely feared as a brutal offensive by Syrian forces.

Brock Long’s Woes Mount as House G.O.P. Launches Travel Inquiry

By NICHOLAS FANDOS and RON NIXON

Representative Trey Gowdy, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said Monday he will investigate the potential misuse of government vehicles by FEMA’s chief.

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