Newsem of the Week: US and Global News That Rhymes

Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez died this week at 87 years old. Many of us frequently wake up confused, But for one Czech man that state has fused. He woke up an amnesiac in a Norwegian snowbank, And spent months under investigation, drawing a blank. Despite deadly clashes Ukraine may soon see peace, As they …

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Polarization is not just for Congress

When last October's political stand-off led to the failure of our federal government to function, we learned how deep the trenches dividing our Democrats and Republicans in Congress ran.  Boris Shor wrote in a January 14th post on The Monkey Cage, a Washington Post political science blog, that our individual state legislatures also face a polarization problem - half of them even more …

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