A Century Ago, Anti-Immigrant Backlash Almost Closed America’s Doors
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5/25/24 IMMIGRATIONACT OF 1924 Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments One hundred years ago, the U.S. Congress enacted the most notorious immigration legislation in American history. Signed by President Calvin Coolidge, the Immigration Act of 1924 dramatically reduced immigration from eastern and southern Europe and practically barred it from Asia. read more ..read more
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America’s Third Founding: May 24, 1924, the Immigration Act of 1924
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5/25/24 IMMIGRATIONACT OF 1924 Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments America is often said to have two “foundings”: the first after the Revolution and the second after the Civil War with the abolition of slavery. These events were certainly momentous in our history, but there is a third “founding” that occurred in 1924—one that changed the future of America almost as much as these other foundings. read more ..read more
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Emerging Threats to the U.S. Financial System
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5/25/24 FINANCIAL-SYSTEMS SECURITY Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments In early 2021, a freewheeling, freethinking group of investors on Reddit decided to flex some collective muscle. They plowed their money into GameStop, a video game retailer that several big hedge funds had bet against. The stock price shot up, some people made millions—and, to the delight of those on Reddit, the hedge funds had some very bad days. read more ..read more
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European Tech Law Faces Test to Address Interference, Threats, and Disinformation in 2024 Elections
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5/25/24 DISINFORMATION Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The European Union (EU) began implementing the Digital Services Act (DSA) this year, just in time to combat online disinformation and other electoral interference in the dozens of elections taking place in Europe’s twenty-seven member countries and the European Parliament elections taking place June 6 through June 9. To prepare, the EU conducted a stress test of the DSA mechanisms to address elections targeted by false and manipulated information, incitement, and attempts to suppress voices. read m ..read more
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Victims of U.S. Nuclear Testing Deserve More Than This | Emerging Threats to the U.S. Financial System | Inside the Reluctant Fight to Ban Deepfake Ads, and more
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5/23/24 OUR PICKS Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  0 The Victims of U.S. Nuclear Testing Deserve More Than This  (W. J. Hennigan, New York Times) The men and women came to Capitol Hill last week bearing surgical scars, long medical histories and fading photographs of loved ones long dead. They came from across the country to walk the halls of Congress and show lawmakers the human cost of the U.S. nuclear weapons program. read more ..read more
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Can Taiwan Defend Itself Against China?
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5/23/24 CHINA WATCH Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Large-scale Chinese military drills near Taiwan are taking place just days after William Lai Ching-te, of Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), was sworn in as president of the self-governing democratic island on Monday. read more ..read more
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Why Biden Wants to Block the Nippon-U.S. Steel Deal
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5/23/24 STEEL DILEMMA Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The pending sale of U.S. Steel, a century-old icon of American industry, to its Japanese rival Nippon Steel has presented a challenge to President Joe Biden’s “friendshoring” foreign policy. Biden’s opposition to the deal risks undercutting his administration’s efforts to strengthen U.S. alliances and supply chains, experts say.  read more ..read more
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Peak Water: Do We Have Enough Groundwater to Meet Future Need?
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5/23/24 WATER SECURITY Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments A new study finds that, by mid-century, nearly half the global population could live in areas where groundwater will become so costly as to raise regional food prices and significantly alter the geography of trade and crop production. Nine percent of the world’s water basins appear to have already reached such a state of near depletion. read more ..read more
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China Conducts Military Drills Around Taiwan as “Punishment” for New Leader
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5/23/24 CHINA WATCH Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments China kicked off a two-day large-scale military exercise in the water and airspace around Taiwan on Thursday, emphasizing that it is “a strong punishment for the separatist acts of ‘Taiwan independence forces’” and “a stern warning” against provocation by external forces. read more ..read more
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Militia Extremists, Kicked Off Facebook Again, Are Regaining Comfort in Public View
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5/23/24 EXTREMISM Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments When journalists sounded alarm bells in early May 2024 that more than 100 extremist militia groups had been organizing and communicating on Facebook, it wasn’t the first time militias had garnered attention for their online activities. As a scholar of militias, I’ve seen extremists get kicked off Facebook before. read more ..read more
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