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A big week in Canadian politics: NDP wins watershed provincial election in Manitoba, House of Commons gets first Black Speaker

As U.S. House Speak­er Kevin McCarthy was being deposed in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., amidst the ugly dys­func­tion of the Repub­li­can Par­ty, pro­gres­sives were scor­ing a pair of real and sym­bol­ic vic­to­ries north of the bor­der in Win­nipeg and Ottawa… achieve­ments in which all Cana­di­ans can take pride.

Posted inElections

Right wing looking for a way to defeat Ohio reproductive rights constitutional amendment

The Buck­eye State will vote Novem­ber 7th on Issue 1, an amend­ment to the Ohio Con­sti­tu­tion which pro­claims: “Every indi­vid­ual has a right to make and car­ry out one’s own repro­duc­tive rights.” The deci­sions include con­tra­cep­tion, fer­til­i­ty treat­ment, con­tin­u­ing one’s own preg­nan­cy, mis­car­riage and abortion.”

Posted inPolicy Topics

From pariahs to cultural icons: The Pacific Northwest has thankfully come to love orcas

Though they have been con­sid­ered rel­a­tives by the region’s Coast Sal­ish peo­ples since time immemo­r­i­al, it was­n’t that long ago that orcas were viewed neg­a­tive­ly by many non-indige­nous Pacif­ic North­west­ern­ers. NPI con­trib­u­tor Joel Con­nel­ly recounts how much has changed in the last half century.