Politics

China Holds Third Canadian, Escalating Diplomatic Crisis with the United States

WASHINGTON — The Chinese government has detained a third Canadian citizen, escalating a diplomatic crisis in which it is pushing the United States to relent on legal pressure against one of China’s leading technology companies. Canadian consular officials are providing assistance to the family of the latest detainee, a spokesman for Global Affairs Canada, the country’s foreign ministry, said on ...

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Explaining Trump, Brexit and Other Expressions of Nationalism

With that context established, his focus is on the here and now and on explaining the current nationalist surge. Such an endeavor always carries a risk: that in seeking to explain a phenomenon, you stray into justifying it. Judis crosses that line more than once. Straining hard to see the world from the point of view of a voter for ...

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Zinke’s Likely Successor Is a Former Oil Lobbyist Who Has Influenced Trump’s Energy Policy

Mr. Bernhardt’s presumed rise to acting secretary echoes the events at the Environmental Protection Agency earlier this year. In July, Scott Pruitt, then head of the E.P.A., was forced to step down amid a series of ethics scandals. He was succeeded in an acting capacity by his deputy, Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist with a low professional profile but ...

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In North Carolina, Voting Controversies Are Common. Here’s the Recent History.

In the past decade, North Carolina has been a central battleground for the partisan fight over voting restrictions. Since their takeover of the state’s General Assembly in 2010, Republicans have devised district maps and pushed through voter identification laws that have prompted a series of high-profile court cases. In a state that retained literacy tests until the 1970s, the potential ...

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