Tag: United States

A Coffee Shop Connects Colombia and Madison, Wisconsin

By Teodor Teofilov

López, now age 50, stands almost every day behind the counter of Café Social waiting for the first customer of the day. He has changed little since he first arrived in Madison – the only sign of his age are the wrinkles around his eyes. Almost every day López goes through the routine of preparing the coffee shop for the day.

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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Trade Wars: A Dangerous Gamble

By Teodor Teofilov

Trade wars have wide implications and may change the world economic order. What will be the effects of Trumps escalating tariff tit-for-tat with China? History may hold some of the answers.

Who are the Supreme Court Finalist

By Pawan Naidu

President Donald Trump is set to reveal his highly anticipated nomination to the Supreme Court. The President has said it is down to one of four candidates which include: Brett Kavanaugh, Thomas Hardiman, Amy Coney Barrett and Raymond Kethledge. The announcement is set for 9:00 p.m. ET.

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exPLAINers of week July 2 – 8

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 heart of the European Union and the hope for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and bring them to us in an easy to understand and fascinatingly interesting way.

Facebook-Cambridge Analytica under the EU GDPR

By Teodor Teofilov

What would have happened to Facebook and Cambridge Analytica if the new EU data protection laws were in effect?