Tag: Politics

exPLAINers of the Week Aug 20-26

By Perfectly Plain Staff

This week we have stopped on two great pieces. The first is Vessela Sergueva’s look into the state of Bulgarian mental health care. The second is Umair Irfan explanation of the invasion of electric scooters in America. Both do a great job and their works are worth a read.

exPLAINers of the Week August 13-19

By Perfectly Plain Staff

This week we have stopped on two great pieces. The first is Jennifer Williams’ look at the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca each year. The second is the Ben Shapiro’s look at why Trump backed candidates do better than those that oppose him. Williams and Shapiro do a great job and their works are worth a read.

exPLAINers of the Week Aug 6 – Aug 12

By Perfectly Plain Staff

This week we have stopped on two great pieces. The first is Margaret Coker’s profile of an Iraqi spy that infiltrated ISIS. The second is the Ben Strauss’ peek into Ted Cruz’s passions outside of Congress.

exPLAINers of the Week July 30 – Aug 5

By Perfectly Plain Staff

This week we have stopped on two great pieces. The first is Nathaniel Rich’s look at how we almost stopped climate change in the 1980s. The second is Michael Krepon’s look at nuclear weapons in wake of the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

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Countries Need to Prepare For a Changing Workforce

By Teodor Teofilov

Automation and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are developing at an ever-increasing rate, and it has lead many people to worry about their future work. Especially in the manufacturing industry, workers are progressively substituted by robots that never get tired and are more precise and efficient.

Violent crime is like infectious disease – and we know how to stop it spreadin

By Samira Shackle

Headlines scream about “epidemics” of shootings and stabbings – but what if we took that literally? From Chicago to Glasgow, treating violence as a public health problem has produced great results.

exPLAINers of the Week July 16 – 22

By Perfectly Plain Staff

This week we have stopped on two pieces that delve into the reasons impeaching Trump is near impossible and the fact that Russian President Vladimir Putin is more popular than the West believes. Jacob Neiheisel and Zachary Jacobson bring them to us in an easy to understand and fascinatingly interesting way.

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exPLAINers of the Week July 9 – 15

By Perfectly Plain Staff

We scour the depths of the media to bring you, our dear readers, what the best explainer pieces are each week. This week we have stopped on two pieces that delve into the life of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who won the pulled off a political upset in the Democratic primary for the Fourteenth Congressional District, and a comprehensive guide to the messy research into cell phone use and cancer. David Remnick and Julia Belluz bring them to us in an easy to understand and fascinatingly interesting way.

By: Mark Thomas

Commentary: Supreme Court Decisions

By Pawan Naidu

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell seems to be playing chess when everyone else is playing checkers. This week’s Supreme Court decisions have not only given President Trump a major win, but it also gives McConnell a reason to celebrate.

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Commentary: Nevada Senate Race

By Pawan Naidu

Sen. Sean Dean Heller (R-NV) has managed to keep one of the Senate seats in Nevada red, against the state’s move to becoming blue. However, the former Secretary of State of Nevada has his work cut out for him in the November elections as he is set up to defend his seat against Rep. Jacky Rosen.