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.
On October 23, Senator Bob Menendez pleaded not guilty to charges that he accepted bribes from the Egyptian government and acted as a foreign agent for the country’s interests from his position as head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
With the Republican primaries approaching, it is becoming increasingly clear that Donald Trump will almost certainly be the party’s presidential candidate. Despite two debates and months of campaigning, no other candidate has been able to command as significant a following.
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.