thejournal.io | browse concepts or read more news
House holds moment of silence on steps of the Capitol ahead of 15th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks
Essential Politics: Gov. Jerry Brown signs landmark climate change law, race for California's U.S. Senate seat heats up Sept. 9, 2016, 8:02 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:Flanked by legislative leaders, Gov....
1 points by Los Angeles Times | United States California Orange County California English-language films Democratic Party Political philosophy Bill Clinton Law
Will Harbaugh photos help U-M regent hopefuls?
University of Michigan board of regents candidates have photos of themselves with Jim Harbaugh on campaign websites and Facebook pages.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Michigan Politics Political campaign Political science Candidate Political philosophy Ann Arbor Michigan Michigan Wolverines football
Are U-M regents candidates using Harbaugh to get elected?
University of Michigan board of regents candidates have photos of themselves with Jim Harbaugh on campaign websites and Facebook pages.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Michigan Politics Political campaign Political science Candidate Political philosophy Ann Arbor Michigan Michigan Wolverines football
Are U-M regents candidates using Jim Harbaugh photos to get elected?
University of Michigan board of regents candidates have photos of themselves with Jim Harbaugh on campaign websites and Facebook pages.        
9 points by Detroit Free Press | Michigan Politics Political campaign Political science Candidate Political philosophy Ann Arbor Michigan Michigan Wolverines football
Jim Harbaugh? We're with him, Michigan regent candidates say
U-M board candidates use photos of Jim Harbaugh on campaign websites and Facebook pages.        
9 points by Detroit Free Press | Michigan Politics Political campaign Political science Candidate Political philosophy Ann Arbor Michigan Michigan Wolverines football
Candidates and U-M coach Jim Harbaugh: We're with him
U-M board candidates use photos of Jim Harbaugh on campaign websites and Facebook pages.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Michigan Politics Political campaign Political science Candidate Political philosophy Ann Arbor Michigan Michigan Wolverines football
Cuomo says record of cop who choked Garner should be released
Gov. Cuomo isn’t buying Mayor de Blasio's excuse for not releasing the disciplinary records on the cop who choked Eric Garner.
576 points by Daily News | Civil liberties State Law Police Ed Koch Political philosophy Appeal The Cop
State ACLU requests hearing over denial of vanity plate
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a request for a hearing to contest the Oklahoma Tax Commission's denial of a personalized license plate with a reference to being a communist. The Motor Vehicle Division of the commission denied ACLU of Oklahoma ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Political philosophy Civil liberties Politics American Civil Liberties Union Race Vehicle registration plate Communism Religion
Hogan fundraising pitch tied to post-Labor Day start date
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's latest fundraising pitch relies on the premise that Democrats will fight his executive order mandating Maryland public schools start after Labor Day and end by June 15. In a fundraising email to supporters Thursday, Hogan cast the disagreement as his attempt to institute...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Maryland Political philosophy President of the United States Universal Mind Control United States Education Superhero Franklin D. Roosevelt
Ethnic groups' government influence and Internet access go hand in hand, study says
The Internet may be a great source of empowerment for the disenfranchised – if they’re allowed to have it. A new study that examined the Internet access of excluded ethnic groups within countries found that groups subjected to political exclusion were significantly less likely to have Internet...
23 points by Los Angeles Times | Internet Political philosophy Politics IP address Democracy Sovereign state Aristotle United Kingdom
Gov. Jerry Brown signs sweeping climate legislation in Los Angeles
Essential Politics: Pence visits California, Brown faces hundreds of challenges in bills on his desk Sept. 8, 2016, 11:34 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:The Republican nominee for vice president, Indiana...
165 points by Los Angeles Times | Political philosophy Pollution Democratic Party Governor of California President of the United States Law Aristotle United States
Court orders board to probe teacher's complaint about dues
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania appeals court says the state Labor Relations Board erred when it refused to investigate a college professor's complaint involving the alleged use of teacher union dues to promote the candidacy of Gov. Tom Wolf. State law prohibits public employee unions from using union funds ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Pennsylvania United States Appeal Law State Professor Harrisburg Pennsylvania Political philosophy
Government withdrew Zia’s Independence Award from museum out of political vengeance: BNP
The BNP has condemned the removal of the Independence Award of its founder Ziaur Rahman from the National Museum, saying the government did it 'out of political vengeance'.
166 points by | Bangladesh Political philosophy Bangladesh Liberation War Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Chittagong Ziaur Rahman Dhaka Bangladesh Nationalist Party
Gov. Brown on the more than 700 bills awaiting his signature: 'It's like a mini Phd in government structure and policy'
Essential Politics: California's top congressional races to watch, lawmakers back recall of judge in Stanford assault case Sept. 7, 2016, 2:13 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. This year's legislative session is over after a very busy...
3 points by Los Angeles Times | Government State United States Sovereign state Political philosophy Aristotle Governor of California California
Clash over the number of Senate debates continues, but candidates agree on at least one
Essential Politics: California's top congressional races to watch, lawmakers back recall of judge in Stanford assault case Sept. 7, 2016, 2:09 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. This year's legislative session is over after a very busy...
4 points by Los Angeles Times | California Los Angeles United States Governor of California Government Orange County California California State University Political philosophy
Jerry Brown to sign climate change legislation Thursday
Essential Politics: California's top congressional races to watch, lawmakers back recall of judge in Stanford assault case Sept. 7, 2016, 12:25 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. This year's legislative session is over after a very busy...
267 points by Los Angeles Times | Government United States California State Scotland Law Political philosophy Aristotle
Letter: Missing generations
Missing generationsLast week I covered town meetings in Antrim, Deering, Henniker, Hillsboro, Hopkinton and Washington. At each venue, one fact was readily apparent: The meetings were filled with gray-haired and balding people (I felt right at home). With few exceptions, a generation of Generation...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Generation X Generation Y Abraham Lincoln Civil society Political philosophy American Civil War Liberty Social philosophy
Nations to Challenge Venezuela's Authoritarian Regime
The U.S., Canada and Latin America’s leading nations have agreed to challenge Venezuela’s authoritarian regime.
-1 points by The Wall Street Journal | United States Spanish language Latin America Political philosophy Sovereign state Nationalism North America
Tuxedoed Trudeau gives ironic but inspiring speech at elite banquet
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told an elite audience in Hamburg that it is time to “get real” about rising inequality which is causing anger among the middle class, urging businesses to “pay your taxes” and “pay a living wage.” Read Full Article at RT.com
2574 points by Russia Today | Full-time Management Minimum wage Employment Political philosophy Psychology Prime minister Mind
Brewer expected to announce run for Kansas governor
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer is expected to officially announce that he will run for governor next year. The Wichita Eagle reports http://bit.ly/2lVPLAj Brewer will make an announcement regarding "his political future" on Monday with stops in Wichita, Topeka and Kansas City, Kan. Republican Gov. Sam ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Kansas United States Wichita Kansas Native Americans in the United States United States presidential election 2008 Political philosophy Oklahoma Idaho
Watch live: California Sen. Kamala Harris gives first speech on Senate floor
Essential Politics: Brown plays down any chance of Trump punishing California, Schwarzenegger calls for national redistricting reform Feb. 16, 2017, 1:15 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Gov. Jerry...
1 points by Los Angeles Times | President of the United States Federal government of the United States Sovereign state Political philosophy Governor of California Aristotle Arnold Schwarzenegger Monday
The Big Picture: The People vs America
We explore the construction of the American Dream and uncover the reality of exclusion and denial.
17 points by Al Jazeera English | United States Donald Trump Race World War II Political philosophy American Civil War James Truslow Adams Ivana Trump
What should U.S. military leaders do if the president provokes a major international crisis?
What would it do to democracy if military leaders questioned a political decision by the country's elected civilian leader?
134 points by The Washington Post | United States President of the United States Military Civilian control of the military United States Marine Corps Political philosophy Commander-in-chief Joint Chiefs of Staff
This bill would bar the state from compelling landlords to disclose information on their tenants' citizenship
Essential Politics: Brown plays down any chance of Trump punishing California, Schwarzenegger calls for national redistricting reform Feb. 15, 2017, 6:12 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Gov. Jerry...
26 points by Los Angeles Times | United States California Political philosophy Renting Federal government of the United States Government President of the United States Property
California lawmaker wants cities to decide when bartenders must announce last call — and it could be as late as 4 a.m.
Essential Politics: Brown plays down any chance of Trump punishing California, Schwarzenegger calls for national redistricting reform Feb. 15, 2017, 5:55 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Gov. Jerry...
-2 points by Los Angeles Times | Bill Clinton Legislature NBC United States Monday United States Congress President of the United States Political philosophy
What happened to Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood?
Internal ideological and political disagreements might lead to the break-up of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
1384 points by Al Jazeera English | Muslim Brotherhood Political philosophy Sociology Politics Egypt Islam Religion Gamal Abdel Nasser
Can Trump, Toomey & current events reignite democracy?

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Politics Barack Obama Political philosophy Voting Political science Voter turnout President of the United States Law
Elko elementary school remains closed after widespread flooding
Superintendent is hopeful that Southside Elementary School can reopen later this week.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Nevada Humboldt River Elko County Nevada Elko Nevada Humboldt County Nevada Wells Nevada Great Basin Political philosophy
Judges won't extend confirmation ban in N. Carolina Senate
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Republican-controlled North Carolina legislature can keep for now its authority to confirm Cabinet secretaries of the new Democratic governor.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | United States United States Cabinet United States Senate Westminster system Vice President of the United States Political philosophy Law Irreparable damage or injury
Actress Mia Goth takes a positive stance on politics, unlike husband Shia LaBeouf: ‘I’m a glass half full kind of girl’
Mia Goth maintains a more positive outlook than her husband, actor Shia LaBeouf, when it comes to the political landscape of the country.The A Cure for Wellness actress attended the film’s premiere on Monday night in New York City where she tells PEOPLE that she is a “glass half full kind of girl” in regards to politics.
-2 points by Boston Herald | New York City Donald Trump Is the glass half empty or half full? Silver lining Political philosophy NBC Actor Elvis Presley
Libya rivals in Cairo to discuss political settlement
CAIRO (AP) - The head of Libya's U.N.-brokered government and the country's most powerful army commander, who is allied with rival authorities, are expected to meet to discuss a political settlement. A spokesman for the unity government said Tuesday that Fayez Serraj's meeting with Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter could lead ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Muammar al-Gaddafi Egypt Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria Libya Tripoli Political philosophy Idris I of Libya 1986 Berlin discotheque bombing
Even coffee shops are political now
In the coffee shop where I am typing, the Band is playing over the speakers (first “Atlantic City,” then “The Weight”). On the wall across from me, there is a framed piece of muslin sackcloth printed with the words “Café de El Salvador.” Baristas hand out wooden chips for customers to deposit in...
72 points by Los Angeles Times | Starbucks Howard Schultz Coffee Coffeehouse Espresso Right-wing politics Political philosophy Conservatism
Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez held a campaign kickoff for his congressional race today, and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti showed up
Essential Politics: California politicians speak out on 9th Circuit Court ruling, Sen. Kamala Harris proposes attorney access bill prompted by travel ban Feb. 11, 2017, 7:17 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right...
2 points by Los Angeles Times | Law Political philosophy Lawyer United States Appeal Judge Human rights Federal government of the United States
Antigovernment Protests Flare Up Again in Baghdad
Iraqi security forces fired tear gas at protesters to keep them from reaching the government and diplomatic enclave of the Iraqi capital, in a rekindling of mass demonstrations over election and governing practices.
70 points by The Wall Street Journal | Iraq War Iraq Mahdi Army Political philosophy Classical mechanics Aristotle Government
California Politics Podcast: Trump's threat to grab cash that's sent to the Golden State
Essential Politics: California politicians speak out on 9th Circuit Court ruling, Sen. Kamala Harris proposes attorney access bill prompted by travel ban Feb. 11, 2017, 3 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right...
9 points by Los Angeles Times | United States Federal government of the United States California Supreme Court of the United States President of the United States Political philosophy Web feed Republic
Union leader John 'Johnny Doc' Dougherty gets a radio show on 1210 AM

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Abuse Politics Bullying Trade union Defamation Human rights Political philosophy Management
Hypocrisy isn’t the problem. Nihilism is
With every change of administration come charges of hypocrisy. Those who governed by executive order suddenly learn the dangers of unilateral presidential power, and those who thought executive orders were an impeachable violation of the separation of powers start using them without missing a step....
3861 points by Los Angeles Times | Vladimir Putin Sociology Political philosophy President of the United States Political science Dmitry Medvedev Boris Yeltsin President
Let’s all thank the Super Bowl for giving us a break from politics
It’s been several decades since American politics has been so contentious. According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll taken after President Trump’s election, 32 percent of California residents want the state to secede from America. In the middle of the election cycle, Public Policy Polling found that 40 percent of Texans would have wanted the state to...
15 points by New York Post | Super Bowl United States Tom Brady American football Political philosophy Halftime show Super Bowl XL Super Bowl XXXVI
Romania protests endure as president says country in crisis
BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania's president told lawmakers Tuesday that the country is in a "fully-fledged" political crisis, after hundreds of thousands demonstrated against a government measure that would weaken the country's anti-corruption drive.In an address to Parliament, President Klaus Iohannis, a critic of the two-month-old government, said the majority of Romanians now believed the country was going in the wrong direction.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Romania Democracy Traian Băsescu Emil Boc President Social democracy President of the United States Political philosophy
Former LAUSD board member gets backing of school police association in congressional race
Essential Politics: Becerra and lawmakers criticize Trump's comments on cash for California, Peter Thiel says no to a race for governor Feb. 7, 2017, 12:42 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Atty. Gen....
2 points by Los Angeles Times | Law Political philosophy Politics Political science President of the United States Human rights Karl Marx United States
California legislators meet with their lawyer: former U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder
Essential Politics: Becerra and lawmakers criticize Trump's comments on cash for California, Peter Thiel says no to a race for governor Feb. 7, 2017, 12:34 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Atty. Gen....
2 points by Los Angeles Times | Law Political philosophy Politics Political science President of the United States Human rights Karl Marx United States
Crunching the numbers of California climate spending
Essential Politics: Becerra and lawmakers criticize Trump's comments on cash for California, Peter Thiel says no to a race for governor Feb. 7, 2017, 7:15 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Atty. Gen....
10 points by Los Angeles Times | Greenhouse gas Legislature Political philosophy United States Environmental Protection Agency Federal government of the United States Law Nitrous oxide Climate change
The Latest: 79-year-old doctor on trial in kickback scheme
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a 79-year-old doctor charged with participating in a $200 million bribery scheme (all times local):
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Jury Court Political philosophy Law
Romania president: We are in a crisis
BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania's president told lawmakers Tuesday the country is in a "fully-fledged" political crisis, after hundreds of thousands demonstrated against a government measure that would weaken the country's anti-corruption drive.In an address to Parliament, President Klaus Iohannis, a critic of the two-month-old government, said the majority of Romanians now believed the country was going in the wrong direction.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Romania Democracy Traian Băsescu Emil Boc Political philosophy President Government Sovereign state
GOP assemblyman celebrates Ronald Reagan's birthday with cookies for his colleagues
Essential Politics: Protesters ask GOP lawmaker to keep Obamacare, Schwarzenegger takes aim at Trump Feb. 6, 2017, 4:09 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Hundreds of protesters urged Palmdale Rep. Steve...
-2 points by Los Angeles Times | United States Political philosophy Aristotle Activism Arnold Schwarzenegger Federal government of the United States State Republican Party
No place for partisanship: youth legislators united
If the members of the Nevada Youth Legislature are any indication, there’s a chance that at some point those on both sides of the political fence may come together and do great things.
27 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Legislature Legislation Zürich Legislatures Political philosophy Youth Bill High school
California GOP committee faces $30,000 in fines for campaign finance violations
Essential Politics: Protesters ask GOP lawmaker to keep Obamacare, Schwarzenegger takes aim at Trump Feb. 6, 2017, 1:03 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Hundreds of protesters urged Palmdale Rep. Steve...
9 points by Los Angeles Times | California Fair Political Practices Commission Fundraising California California Polytechnic State University Political philosophy
Letter: Withdraw Edelblut nomination
Withdraw Edelblut nominationAn open letter to Gov. Sununu: I respectfully request that you withdraw your nomination of Frank Edelblut for commissioner of education.I hope that you agree with me that the education of our children is one of the most important functions of government and that therefore...
1 points by Concord Monitor | State Political philosophy Sovereign state Candidate Federal government of the United States Government Nomination United States
LETTER: Catherine Cortez Masto and the First Amendment
Are the liberals actually reading “1984” as a form of protest or for instructions?
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Liberal Liberalism Liberalism worldwide Censorship United States Senate Political philosophy
Letter: Monitor editorial off base
‘Monitor’ editorial off baseOnce again, the Monitor editors are way off the mark with their Jan. 26 editorial headlined “Change the Mascot.”On May 19, a Washington Post poll taken of 504 Native Americans found that mascot names did not offend 91 percent of those polled. The poll was taken between De...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Native Americans in the United States United States Washington D.C. Washington Vermont Political philosophy American Revolution The Washington Post