Supreme Court ducks challenge to college bias response teams

The Supreme Court declined to wade into the constitutionality of college bias response teams Monday, dismissing as moot a request to take up such a case involving Virginia Tech. Speech First, a group formed to advocate for students’ free speech rights, petitioned the court to

Expanded NATO launching Nordic exercises

A newly expanded NATO is launching major exercises with Nordic nations Finland, Sweden and Norway as the Western security alliance seeks to demonstrate forces are prepared to defend its borders. NATO started the exercises, called Nordic Response 2024, on Sunday and will run the

Apple fined $2B by EU over Spotify complaint

The European Commission fined Apple nearly $2 billion in an antitrust penalty over how the tech giant’s app store rules impacted the music streaming market, the commission announced Monday. The 1.8 billion euro fine is the first issued by the European Union against the

JetBlue, Spirit Airlines terminate merger agreement

JetBlue Airways and Spirit Airlines announced Monday that they have terminated their merger agreement after a federal judge blocked it nearly two months ago. The airlines, in two separate statements, announced they reached an agreement to terminate the merger announced in July

New poll highlights young voter interests for 2024

Young voters want to see changes made to reproductive rights, health care and inflation, according to a new poll released Monday. In partnership with Future Majority research, Rolling Sea Action Fund and ASPIRE PAC, Communities United Action Fund polled 2,257 of voters under

Opinions of Israel, Palestinian Authority decline: Gallup

Americans' views of both Israel and the Palestinian Authority have dropped as Israel's war with Hamas in Gaza approaches its fifth month of fighting, according to a new Gallup poll. The poll released on Monday found 58 percent of Americans have "very" or "mostly favorable"

Murkowski says she 'could not' vote for Trump or Biden

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said Saturday that she “could not” vote for either former President Trump or President Biden in the 2024 election, opening the door to third-party support as the candidates likely face off in a general election rematch. Murkowski told NBC News

Majorities in new poll doubt Biden, Trump mental capabilities

Majorities of Americans in a survey released Monday have doubts about the mental capabilities of both President Biden and former President Trump, as their age develops as a central focus in a likely general election rematch. Roughly 6 in 10 respondents said they’re not very or

Why Has “Amtrak Joe” Turned His Back on Trains?

While campaigning for the presidency in 2020, Joe Biden promised , audaciously, to “spark the second great railroad revolution to propel our nation’s infrastructure into the future and help solve the climate emergency.” His famed love of trains had even earned the president a

Senate conservatives seek to expand power post-McConnell

GOP conservatives led by Sens. Mike Lee (Utah), Ted Cruz (Texas), Ron Johnson (Wis.) and Rick Scott (Fla.) are looking to play the role of kingmaker in the battle to elect the next Senate Republican leader. These outspoken conservatives, who felt largely shut out of major

Haley faces growing third-party speculation

Speculation surrounding the possibility of Nikki Haley launching a third-party bid is mounting as she struggles to win delegates going into Super Tuesday. The group No Labels has said it would be open to the possibility of Haley leading its ticket as it scrambles to find a

Frantz Fanon’s Conflicted Vision for Decolonization

Near the end of The Battle of Algiers , the 1966 film directed by Italian leftist Gillo Pontecorvo, crowds waving flags and chanting slogans surge into the streets of the Algerian capital. The scene is set on December 11, 1960. President Charles de Gaulle was visiting France’s