On September 2, 2016, thousands of American pastors and across the country took to their pulpits as part of the annual “Pulpit Freedom Sunday” to discuss the relative merits of the two most unpopular major party candidates for President on record. Their coordinated – and surprisingly bipartisan – effort to make their voices heard was […]
To any common media consumer, it may appear that international cooperation is on its way out. President Trump’s pledge to defy World Trade Organization (WTO) statutes on tariffs has upended the consensus on free trade that prevailed on both sides of the Atlantic for the past 30 years. Britain has formally begun to separate itself […]
While narratives of anti-Islamic sentiments continue to dominate the American media, little airtime is given to how other parts of the world treat Muslim minorities, such as the Uyghur ethnic group in China. While the state officially recognizes 56 ethnic groups, over 90 percent of the Chinese population are members of the Han ethnic group. […]
To most lay viewers of newly-elected Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, it may have seemed certain that, in his past life, Minnesota Democratic Senator Al Franken was a master of the courtroom. His tactful questioning of Gorsuch over a past decision of his, a case now infamously referred […]
On August 17, Omran Daqneesh, a five-year-old Syrian boy, narrowly survived a Bashar al-Assad-backed airstrike in Aleppo. Overnight, a still from the video taken of Omran in the back of an ambulance was shared thousands of times on social media. Before there was even time to internalize or process the image, it was shared millions […]
Video by Isabela Karibjanian, Rachel Markell and Julie Pham.
Just before midnight, after Monday night’s speeches, delegates for Bernie Sanders rallied in the hallways of the Wells Fargo Center. They chanted, “Bernie beats Trump,” in anticipation of Tuesday’s roll call vote. This is Bruce Jones of Half Moon Bay, California, representing San Mateo County, California. Who are you representing? My district of 50,000 voters […]
Every four years, the Democratic Party gathers together to nominate a candidate for President and unify around a single party platform, here’s how it works.
Congressman Jim Cooper (D-TN) has represented the 5th District of Tennessee since 2003 and previously the 4th District of Tennessee from 1983 to 1995. In Congress, he’s known for his work on the federal budget, health care, and government reform. He’s a co-chairman of the Blue Dog Coalition and is one of the few remaining […]
BPR is covering the lecture by Ambassador Chas Freeman on the ability of America to shape international politics, and how that has changed since the Cold War.Ambassador Freeman is a senior fellow at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. He was Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs from 1993-94, earning […]
It was hard to ignore CNN’s attempts to publicize the most recent Republican debate. The cable news channel released an ad nearly a month before the event featuring dramatic music, flashing graphics, and theatrical images of the candidates — a promo more suitable for announcing characters in an upcoming Marvel feature or competitors in a […]
Morocco’s first Ikea was scheduled for a grand opening in Mohammedia, north of Casablanca, on September 29. When the doors of the furniture store never opened that day, officials from the Moroccan interior ministry said the store simply lacked proper documentation, that Ikea had not obtained the “conformity certificate” required for its opening. But many […]