Critical race theory is an academic framework that examines how race and racism operate in society. It challenges the notion that racism is a thing of the past, and instead argues that it is deeply entrenched in law, education, housing, and other systems.
The US military believes that DJI and other Chinese drone manufacturers are backed by the Chinese government even when publicly disclosed; therefore, they think that the drones have backdoors allowing for spying or other nefarious state acts.
Direct democracy is a form of governance in which the people make all important political decisions directly, without intermediaries like elected representatives. This differs from representative democracy, in which citizens elect individuals to represent them and carry out their preferences. Proponents of direct democracy argue that it increases participation and gives more power to the people. However, critics point out that it can make decision-making slow and inefficient, and challenges the very foundations of representative democracy.
Stagflation: It’s back, what is it, what causes it, what is the difference between stagflation and inflation
Bloomberg’s coverage this week includes the launch of an ETF designed to beat stagflation and the ECB and the Fed insisting that stagflation is not the base case in the future. However, weekend coverage is putting the question of stagflation to economics experts like Ray Dalio, with responses that assume stagflation is the base case and includes a base inflation rate above 4% for the foreseeable future.
Although the courts are supposed to be seen seen as fair and impartial arbiters of justice, recent political events have highlighted the extent to which they are subject to political influence. From large scale partisan gerrymandering cases to decisions about individual congressional or presidential impeachment proceedings, to the decision to overturn Roe V Wade it is clear that the judicial system must be considered a highly politicized entity.
The MQ-9 Reaper (also known as Predator B) is a military drone capable of remote piloting and is heavily armed. The MQ-9 is capable of surveillance but in recent years has been modified increasingly to be a “hunter-killer” drone according to the US Airforce.
Public interest in Switchblade drones has grown in response to the escalation of violence in Ukraine. Bloomberg reported two days ago that the US is sending the new Switchblade 600 model (whereas earlier in the conflict the US had sent the 100 of the 300 model) in response to the atrocities committed by Russia in Ukraine.
Russia began the invasion of Ukraine just over a week ago and as fighting intensifies the news has been consumed with reports of the use of vacuum bombs, and the now viral Ukrainian reaper.
The simplest definition of “Gerrymandering” is the drawing of boundaries around electoral districts to give one political party an advantage over the other. Another way to define it is as the cherry-picking–or careful selection–of voters who reliably vote for one party or another.