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SLOWING DOWN FAST FASHION

Brief #171 – Environment Policy Brief
by : ALLIE AMATO

While most industries are highly regulated, the fashion industry goes almost
entirely unregulated.

What Should the Democrats Do?

JULY OP ED
by: US Renew Democracy News Staff

Although some Democrats would like someone else to be their candidate it does not look like Joe Biden wants to step aside. Maybe this is foolish narcissism on his part, but also maybe he has a good case to make for himself. This is what that case looks like.

Global Election Watch

Brief #149 – Foreign Policy Brief
by: Ibrahim Castro

Recent elections across several countries have brought significant political shifts. In France, no party gained a majority, causing political uncertainty. The UK’s Labour Party won decisively, contrasting with Europe’s right-wing trends. In Iran, reformist Masoud Pezeshkian won amid low voter turnout. India saw Modi’s party lose seats but retain power through coalitions. Mexico elected Claudia Sheinbaum as its first female president, maintaining her party’s control of Congress amidst security challenges.

The Week That Was: Global News In Review

Brief #148 – Foreign Policy Brief
by: Ibrahim Castro

Global tensions rose as the SCO summit strengthened ties among member nations. Kenya faced domestic unrest over proposed taxes, while Israel’s expansion of West Bank settlements ignited further conflict. Climate change concerns deepened with Hurricane Beryl’s destructive path across the Caribbean and Mexico.

Takeaways From the Presidential Immunity Decision

Brief #227 – Civil Rights Policy Brief
by: Rodney A. Maggay

The presidential immunity case was expected to be a blockbuster case and when it finally was handed down it did not disappoint. The case was always going to be controversial. While there are notable points to highlight, a closer examination of the decision reveals…

Guarding Young Minds: The Call for Social Media Warning Labels and Its Implications

Brief #93 – Education Policy Brief
by: Inijah Quadri

In an era dominated by digital platforms, social media has become a central part of daily life, not just for adults but significantly for children and youth.

The Swing States Series: #2 Michigan

Brief #132 – Elections & Politics Policy Brief
by: Abigail Hunt

Michigan, a pivotal swing state, boasts the highest youth voter turnout in the nation and a thriving manufacturing sector crucial to its economy. As the state gears up for the upcoming election, its diverse demographic and rich history make it a battleground to watch.

Impact of Remote Work on Urban Development

Brief #62 – Economic Policy Brief
by: Inijah Quadri

The rise of remote work, spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, is reshaping urban landscapes and challenging traditional city planning. As cities adapt to this new reality, the shift presents both opportunities for sustainable development and significant hurdles for local economies reliant on office workers.

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Takeaways From the Presidential Immunity Decision

Takeaways From the Presidential Immunity Decision

Brief #227 – Civil Rights Policy Brief
by: Rodney A. Maggay

The presidential immunity case was expected to be a blockbuster case and when it finally was handed down it did not disappoint. The case was always going to be controversial. While there are notable points to highlight, a closer examination of the decision reveals…

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Global Election Watch

Brief #149 – Foreign Policy Brief
by: Ibrahim Castro

Recent elections across several countries have brought significant political shifts. In France, no party gained a majority, causing political uncertainty. The UK’s Labour Party won decisively, contrasting with Europe’s right-wing trends. In Iran, reformist Masoud Pezeshkian won amid low voter turnout. India saw Modi’s party lose seats but retain power through coalitions. Mexico elected Claudia Sheinbaum as its first female president, maintaining her party’s control of Congress amidst security challenges.

The Week That Was: Global News In Review

Brief #148 – Foreign Policy Brief
by: Ibrahim Castro

Global tensions rose as the SCO summit strengthened ties among member nations. Kenya faced domestic unrest over proposed taxes, while Israel’s expansion of West Bank settlements ignited further conflict. Climate change concerns deepened with Hurricane Beryl’s destructive path across the Caribbean and Mexico.

Putin’s Ceasefire Proposition. Peace or Nonsense?

Brief #147 – Foreign Policy Brief
by: Yelena Korshunov

In a bold move, Putin’s latest ceasefire proposition demands Ukraine relinquish significant territories and abandon its NATO aspirations, a strategy widely criticized as manipulative and insincere. As global leaders dismiss the plan as propaganda, Ukraine remains resolute in its fight for sovereignty and democratic values.

AIPAC’s War Chest Draws Opposition

Brief #146 – Foreign Policy Brief
by: Mindy Spatt

AIPAC’s unprecedented $100 million war chest is targeting progressive legislators, igniting a fierce political battle that has united Republican donors and spurred a robust counter-movement from progressive Jewish groups. With high-stakes elections looming, the conflict underscores deepening divisions over U.S. policy towards Israel and the influence of powerful lobbying organizations.

Story of Pulitzer winner Vladimir Kara-Murza, an oppositionist imprisoned in Russia: Part 2

Brief #145 – Foreign Policy Brief
by: Yelena Korshunov

Imprisoned Russian opposition leader and Pulitzer winner Vladimir Kara-Murza continues to embody resilience and the fight for democracy in the face of severe repression by the Putin regime. As international calls for his release grow louder, his unwavering commitment to freedom and justice serves as a powerful testament to the enduring spirit of dissent in Russia.

The Swing States Series: #1 Pennsylvania 

The Swing States Series: #1 Pennsylvania 

Brief #130 – Elections & Politics Policy Brief
by: Abigail Hunt

Pennsylvania, a pivotal swing state in the 2024 presidential election, has a rich history and a diverse electorate that could tip the balance for either Biden or Trump. Key issues influencing voters include urban versus rural concerns, gender voting trends, and significant youth turnout, making Pennsylvania a critical battleground once again.

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SLOWING DOWN FAST FASHION

Brief #171 – Environment Policy Brief
by : ALLIE AMATO

While most industries are highly regulated, the fashion industry goes almost
entirely unregulated.

Impact of Remote Work on Urban Development

Brief #62 – Economic Policy Brief
by: Inijah Quadri

The rise of remote work, spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, is reshaping urban landscapes and challenging traditional city planning. As cities adapt to this new reality, the shift presents both opportunities for sustainable development and significant hurdles for local economies reliant on office workers.

We Are Transitioning from Fossil Fuels, but is the Transition Fast Enough?

Brief #170 – Environment Policy Brief
by : Todd J. Broadman

As the world cautiously shifts away from fossil fuels, the pace of transition remains frustratingly slow, hampered by economic and regulatory challenges. With renewable energy sources still struggling to achieve dominance, the need for a unified, large-scale effort akin to a carbon-transition Marshall Plan has never been more urgent.

The Murky World Of Sports Betting

Brief #166 – Social Justice Policy Brief
by: Reilly Fitzgerald

In the murky world of sports betting, a $330 billion industry teetering on the edge of legality, the line between fair play and corruption is becoming increasingly blurred. As leagues, athletes, and law enforcement grapple with the pervasive influence of sports betting, the integrity of competition hangs in the balance.

Tackling the Thirst: Water Scarcity and the Rise of Innovative Conservation Technologies

Brief #169 – Environment Policy Brief
by : Inijah Quadri

Water scarcity, exacerbated by factors such as climate change and population growth, poses a significant threat to over 2 billion people worldwide. Innovative conservation technologies offer hope in mitigating the effects of water scarcity, from precision agriculture to smart water management systems.

The Tech Companies Feting and Financing Trump

Brief #112 – Technology Policy Brief
by : Mindy Spatt

Despite his controversial legacy, Donald Trump continues to garner significant financial backing from influential tech moguls like Steve Schwarzman and David Sacks. These tech titans, who once voiced their opposition, are now rallying behind Trump, driven by his anti-regulation stance that aligns with their business interests.

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TIME FOR A U.S. MIDDLE EAST PEACE POLICY

TIME FOR A U.S. MIDDLE EAST PEACE POLICY

JUNE OP ED
by: US Renew Democracy News Staff

President Biden must seize the opportunity to champion a bold Middle East Peace Policy, recognizing Palestinian statehood and endorsing international legal decisions to restore U.S. credibility. By leading efforts towards a two-state solution and a Marshall Plan for regional reconstruction, the U.S. can foster lasting peace and stability in the Middle East.

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Journalist of the Month - May 2024

Meet Todd J. Broadman, an accomplished northern Idaho-based environmental news analyst and journalist currently contributing to US Renew Democracy News. After graduating from Thunderbird’s International Management program, Todd spent many years overseas in the data communications industry. His corporate career in Hong Kong, China, India, and Europe inspired his transition to a writing career which finds perspective at the intersection of economy, environment, and society. In addition to writing environmental briefs for US Renew News, he writes a bi-weekly newspaper Op-Ed column. Along with his passion for journalism, his focus is being a parent to two children – the first of which he had at the age of 50. When not writing about global warming or attending birthday parties, he practices tai chi, plays guitar, and meditates.

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