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Part One: Corrupt major parties struggle for legitimacy

Amid the growth of social opposition, the widely-hated traditional parties in Mexico are increasingly reliant on eclectic electoral alliances. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Author:

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Capability jump IAF looks to buy fifth generation F 35 Fighter

In what would be a huge capability jump, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is increasingly interested in procuring the American F-35 Lightning II for its depleting fighter fleet. Business Standard learns the IAF top brass is formally requesting for a classified briefing by the F-35’s prime builder, Lockheed Martin, on the capabilities of the sophisticated, fifth-generation fighter developed under…

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John Kelly is headed down a dangerous road

White House staffers have become increasingly frustrated with chief of staff John Kelly for his role in the ongoing Rob Porter scandal, the Washington Post reported Tuesday evening. The report, which cites people with knowledge of the situation, indicates that a “growing number of aides” in the West Wing have started blaming Kelly for his “bungled handling of the allegations” against former staff…

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IoT for Good: How the Internet of Things is Transforming Our World for the Better

Increasingly, the transformative power of the Internet of Things is making our world a better place. From reducing city pollution to creating smarter crop management practices and more sustainable energy, IoT is helping to advance economic and social benefits. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE IoT for Good: How the Internet of Things is Transforming Our World for the Better

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The Iranian drone: When advanced technology comes back to bite us

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Is Mexico Ready for a Populist President?

Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s ascension seems like an increasingly good bet. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Author: Richard G. Miles

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Cybersecurity keeping you up at night? You aren’t alone.

“Hospital hit with massive ransomware attack” – It’s becoming an increasingly frequent headline and one you don’t want to be a part of. If stories like that are keeping… VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Cybersecurity keeping you up at night? You aren’t alone.

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China’s Middle Class Is Pulling Up the Ladder Behind Itself

The rural poor are increasingly unwelcome in China’s big cities. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Author: Salvatore Babones

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As Trump, Republicans move to derail Russia probe, Democrats rush to defend FBI

Throughout the increasingly bitter Russia investigation, the Democrats have assumed the role of patriotic defenders of the intelligence and police agencies. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Author:

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Trump wages Twitter war against Jay-Z | LIBERAL.GUIDE

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A little over a year into his presidency, it has become increasingly clear that President Donald Trump loves tweeting, feuding with celebrities of color, and taking responsibility for things that he has had no measurable impact on.

But on Sunday, Trump managed to do all three things at once, tweeting to rapper Jay-Z that “because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!”

During an interview with CNN’s Van Jones, which aired Saturday, Jay-Z made several critical comments about Trump, calling the president “misinformed” and characterizing his description of countries like Haiti as “shithole” countries as “really hurtful.” Jones asked Jay-Z whether the state of the economy — including the low rate of black unemployment — made Trump’s comments and actions irrelevant, to which Jay-Z replied that “it’s not about money at the end of the day.”

“Money doesn’t equate to happiness,” Jay-Z said. “It doesn’t. That’s missing the whole point.”

Sunday’s tweet about Jay Z is not the first time that Trump has tried to take credit for the low levels of unemployment among black Americans. In early January, after the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its numbers for December 2017, Trump took to Twitter to claim responsibility for the drop.

A few days later, Trump again tweeted about the low unemployment, taking an opportunity to criticize Democrats as well.

While black unemployment has reached the lowest rate since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began breaking unemployment rate down by race in the 1970s, Trump is incorrect to claim that the number is a result of his policies. Unemployment for black Americans has fallen steadily for the past several years, and the decline does not appear to have measurably picked up pace since Trump took office, suggesting that recent declines are a result of policies that pre-date the Trump administration.

And despite the historically low levels of black unemployment, the numbers still aren’t great — black unemployment is still 2 percentage points higher than the general population, and almost twice as high as white unemployment.


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Author: Natasha Geiling