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Crowds pack virus-delayed China auto show

Crowds packed a mega motor show in Beijing on Saturday – the only major international auto event this year – as manufacturers hope to boost the world’s biggest car market despite the coronavirus battering demand. Delayed for five months because of the pandemic, the 10-day…

Why Did Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Sign a ‘Food Security Mutual Aid Agreement?’

Commentary China is facing a food shortage crisis. On Sept. 7, during the CIFTIS (China International Fair for Trade in Services) annual meeting in Beijing, a forum was held to discuss hot topics, such as maintaining the country’s food supply chain. At this meeting, the…

Landlords’ Group Sues CDC Over Pandemic-Era Eviction Moratorium

The National Apartment Association (NAA) and four individual landlords are suing the Trump administration in federal court over the federal eviction moratorium that prevents them from displacing delinquent residential tenants during the ongoing pandemic. The lawsuit, known as Brown v. Azar, was filed in U.S.…

Fresno State President Named Chancellor Of CSU System

LONG BEACH, Calif. (CNS)—Joseph I. Castro, who has been president of Fresno State University for the past seven years, on Sept. 23 was named the next chancellor of the Long Beach-based California State University (CSU) system. Castro is the first California native and the first…

World’s workers lost $3.5 trillion in pandemic: UN

The coronavirus pandemic is taking a heavier toll on jobs than previously feared, the UN said Wednesday, with hundreds of millions of jobs lost and workers suffering a “massive” drop in earnings. In a fresh study, the International Labour Organization (ILO) found that by the…

The Election Is Already Under Way in America’s Courts

Although the election is not technically until November 3, election season is already well under way—most significantly in the dozens of election-litigation cases that are determining how people can vote, whether they can vote, and whether their votes will be counted. In the many cases…

Asian Firm May Fund Rex to Compete With Qantas and Virgin

Regional Express (Rex) is one step closer to servicing Australia’s lucrative “golden triangle” market after signing a deal with an Asian firm for $150 million to launch its major city jet operations starting in March 2021. Rex and PAG Asia Capital (PAG) are in advanced…

US Economic Fundamentals ‘Remain Solid’ Amid Growing Uncertainty

WASHINGTON—The U.S. economy has bounced back strongly from the pandemic induced plunge supported by unprecedented monetary and fiscal responses. The faster-than-expected rebound has helped markets recover in a remarkably short period of time. U.S. indices posted their best August performance in decades. Investors, however, have…

Can Democrats Stop the Nomination?

Anyone confidently predicting one way or another whether Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can seat a new justice on the Supreme Court is blustering. Here is the only thing that’s certain: The coming fight will not be resolved by principle—no matter how senators talk or…

The Pandemic Is Defeating Hollywood Blockbusters

Data gathered this weekend appeared to hold seismic news for Hollywood—specifically Disney. A report from Yahoo suggested that a shocking 9 million Disney+ users had streamed the studio’s Mulan remake in its first 12 days of release, translating into a gross of $261 million. That’s…

Trump Is a Feudal Lord

The Trump administration named New York City, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon, “anarchist jurisdictions” on Sunday, threatening to slash federal funding due to protests against police brutality and property damage. The announcement built on an earlier order that accused several cities of “permitting anarchy, violence, and…

Is This How Biden Blows It?

Last weekend, Philippe Reines walked over to Ron Klain’s house in Washington, D.C., to hand off his Donald Trump outfit: the suit, the shoes with the lifts, the shirt, the long red tie, the cufflinks. Just in case. When the former Hillary Clinton aide stored…

Empty Shelves: Ammunition Sales Surge 139%

National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) indicates that ammunition sales were up 139 percent in the first six months 2020 as compared to sales during the first six months of 2019. 0…

Cancel Culture Comes to Canada’s Commons

Commentary Shortly after the late summer conclusion of the Conservative Party leadership contest, a particularly egregious illustration of post-modern cancel culture crept into the halls of Canada’s Parliament. On Aug. 25, a member of Parliament posted a statement, on House of Commons letterhead, urging newly…

The Core Lesson of the COVID-19 Heart Debate

Editor’s Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. Last Monday, when I called the cardiologist Amy Kontorovich in the late morning, she apologized for sounding tired. “I’ve been in my lab infecting heart cells…

A Dangerous Moment for the Court

The Supreme Court seems strangely immune to the bitterness that plagues our politics. Even now, when Americans can no longer agree on basic facts, the Court’s relative popularity has endured. Following Donald Trump’s 2016 election, the Court has what may be its most conservative majority…

Don’t Make the Election About the Court

I know that Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s empty Supreme Court seat has provoked an epic, long-awaited clash between Democrats and Republicans, that the very principle of judicial independence hangs dangerously in the balance. I realize that the social-media wave cannot be stopped, that the talking heads…

The Immigrants Who Created New Possibilities

Of the many questions at stake in this fall’s election, one of the less obvious is this: Will the United States remain a country where someone like Barack Obama or Kamala Harris—a person of color with immigrant parents—is likely to be born? The answer depends,…

Senate Republicans’ Last Chance to Stand Up to Trump

Nearly every reporter in Washington has experienced it: A Republican member of Congress says, “Off the record,” shifts into a quieter voice, and expresses how much he or she doesn’t like President Donald Trump. Soon after, you watch this same elected official speak up in…

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