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Category Archives: World Commmunity

Ukraine severs diplomatic relations with Russia as it battles against Putin’s invasion

Excerpt: Ukrainian forces are putting up the fiercest resistance they can muster against the Russian assault, but Putin's forces are better equipped. Ukrainian officials have said their greatest need is equipment as opposed to personnel.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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War underway: Russian forces have begun attacking Ukraine on Vladimir Putin’s orders

Excerpt: Ukranian officials reported that the capital, Kyiv, had been struck by Russian missiles. Unconfirmed reports suggested that Russian forces were moving against Kyiv's airport and other strategic targets within Ukraine. Loud booms have been heard in Kyiv and Kharkiv by correspondents working for CNN and the BBC.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Donald Trump’s accounting firm Mazars USA severs ties, retracts financial statements

Excerpt: In addition to being ordered to testify under oath in a ruling issued today by State Supreme Court Judge Arthur F. Engoron along with two of his children -- a decision that his attorneys will no doubt promptly appeal -- Donald Trump lost the services of his longtime accounting firm, Mazars USA. 
Written by:Peter Orth
Other Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Litigation
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The occupation convoys plaguing Canada are a slick, foreign-funded attack on democracy

Excerpt: All told, more money has flowed toward the convoy protest than was given to Canada’s three major political parties in the last quarter of 2021. One percent of donors has accounted for twenty percent of the money donated.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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New York investigators are closing in on the Trump Organization. Who will crack first?

Excerpt: The New York Attorney General's office has demonstrated it has evidence of unusual business practices regarding its valuations for certain properties that it would like the officers of the Trump Organization to explain.
Written by:Peter Orth
Other Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Litigation
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Book Review: Flying Blind examines the bad decisions that led to Boeing’s current crises

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of The 737 MAX Tragedy and the Fall of Boeing, by award-winning Bloomberg reporter Peter Robison.
Written by:Alexa Moormeier
Other Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Media & Culture
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The United States needs a strategy to bring Vladimir Putin’s Russia back from the edge

Excerpt: "How we shape policy to advance a more stable, secure future for our people is on the line right now," NPI's Gael Tarleton writes. "It is the right time to re-evaluate and evolve the security structures and relationships designed during the Cold War."
Written by:Gael Tarleton
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Netroots Nation featured panel delves into the lasting effects of the January 6th, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol

Excerpt: Sarah Groh, Ted Lieu, Sarah Iddrissu, and Matthew Fuller joined Melissa Ryan for a conversation about the aftermath of the attack that Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress incited and directed against the nation's temple of democracy.
Written by:Caya Berndt
Other Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Events, National Defense, Party Politics
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Book Review: It’s worth “Demystifying Shariah” instead of continuing with our ignorant prejudices

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Demystifying Shariah: What It Is, How It Works, and Why It's Not Taking Over Our Country by Sumbul Ali-Karamali.
Written by:David A Johnson
Other Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Views & Reviews
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The Taliban’s reascendance is regrettable, but there were no good options for concluding the U.S. military intervention in Afghanistan

Excerpt: We can all wish that our withdrawal had been smoother, better executed, and not so inconsiderate of the Afghans who risked so much to help us. But again, there's no such thing as a war that ends well, and all wars are messy.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, National Defense
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Select committee on January 6th attack gets to work, hears testimony from police officers

Excerpt: Over the course of three and a half hours, four officers told their horrifying stories, describing the violence abuse they suffered at the hands of Trump's terrorist mob.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, National Defense
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Right wing media figures and Republican elected officials could save lives and prevent illness by championing COVID vaccines

Excerpt: There's an opportunity right now to save a lot of lives from being unjustly taken by a deadly virus. A really big opportunity.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare
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Canada gets its first Indigenous Governor General, weeks ahead of expected snap election call by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Excerpt: Mary Simon, an Inuit leader, will be the first in the job to come from Canada’s Aboriginal First Nations peoples.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Other Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections
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From chaos to coherence: President Joe Biden’s worldview comes into focus

Excerpt: When he says that he is fighting to save our democracy against all threats, foreign and domestic, natural or manmade, believe him. This is a politician who means what he says and says what he means. That’s what coherence sounds like.
Written by:Gael Tarleton
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