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Politics in Context

Total Number of Articles: 4

First Article on this Page: September 22, 2023

Latest Article on this Page: November 10, 2023

Politics in Context

The anti-ceasefire campaign isn’t convincing Americans

On Monday, the death toll of the Israeli assault on Gaza surpassed 10,000, with over 4,000 of those deaths being children. After weeks of bombings that have destroyed entire neighborhoods, the Israeli army has launched a land invasion that seeks to split the Gaza Strip in much the same way the Israeli military has already divided up the West Bank into isolated districts that operate like the segregated Bantustans of Apartheid South Africa.

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Politics in Context

Why the U.S. needs high-speed rail

The United States has one of the worst passenger rail systems in the world. Excluding the Acela route, Amtrak trains are infrequent, expensive and more prone to delay than their European and East Asian counterparts. In rankings of high-speed rail network length, the United States falls in 11th, just behind Sweden, which has a population roughly the same size as North Carolina’s.

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