Ending I-200: Washington State to decide fate of affirmative action

Next week, voters in Washington State will decide whether to keep or overturn the ban on affirmative action. Unlike the campaign in the 1990s, opponents of “positive discrimination” are no longer being solely led by white Americans.

6 reasons why a snap election won’t break the impasse

“No one wants an election,” the Prime Minister said. But another snap poll seems inevitable after the government lost its working majority in Parliament. Going back to the country might not break the impasse in Westminster.

[“Kee wëll Neiwahlen,” seet de Premier. Ma nodeems d’Regierung hir Majoritéit am Parlament verluer huet, ass et selbstverstänndlech dass et zu esou engem elektorale Prozess nees eng Kéier muss kommen. Kee kann awer wierklech dobäi sécher sinn, dass d’Land esou aus hirem politesche Problem eraus kennt]

(Un)Happily Ever After – Part II

Lakisha Briggs was in her mid-30s, when her partner, just out of jail for their previous fight, showed up at her doorstep. She didn’t want to let him in. She feared for her 3-year-old daughter’s safety. In the end, a local ordinance didn’t leave her a real choice. The result was emergency treatment in the hospital and a legal fight against the eviction from her home.

[Lakisha Briggs war mëtt-30 wéi hire Partner, dee grad aus dem Prisong komm war, wou hie wéinst engem gewaltege Sträit tëschent hinnen 2 souz, vrun hirer Hausdier stoung. Si wollt hie net eraloossen. Si hat Angscht ëm d’Sécherheet vun hirem 3 Joer jonke Meedchen. Ma déi lokal Gesetzesgebung huet hir keng aner Méiglechkeet ginn. D’Police huet si net méi dierfe ruffen. Um Ënn kämpft si an der Clinique ëm hirt Liewen a vru Geriicht dann och nach dogéint, fir aus hirer Wunneng gepucht ze ginn. E Bléck op eng sexistesch Gesetzesgebung, déi Frae a Gefor bréngt, a wat Politik wëll (oder och net wëll) drun änneren.]

Engaging young people

In 2015, the turnout among 18- to 24-year-olds in the UK was estimated to be 43 per cent. Just two years later, it jumped to 63 per cent. So, why did young people all of a sudden seem to have turned out? How do you engage youngsters in politics?

(Un)Happily Ever After – Part I

Many couples across America are celebrating their big day on this Labor Day weekend. The vast majority of them will tie the knot because they fell in love with their respective partner and wish to spend the rest of their lives with them. That won’t unfortunately be the case for every bride in the “Land of the Free.”

[Op dësem verlängerte Weekend an den USA bestuede sech traditionell vill Koppelen. Déi allermeeschten, déi sech um leschte Weekend vum Summer d’Jo-Wuert gi, maachen, dat well si sech gär hunn an hiert de Recht vun hirem Liewe mat där anerer Persoun wëllen verbréngen. Dat wäert/ass awer net bei all Braut am “Land of the Free” de Fall. Den Text ass op der 2. Säit op Lëtzebuergesch ze fannen.]

Out of stock: An unintended consequence of legalisation

After his visit to the True North, Luxembourg’s Deputy Prime Minister Félix Braz told RTL Radio he was impressed with the Canadian model. Lawmakers in Ottawa had “answered all the questions,” and he vowed to do the same. But a recent survey on medical cannabis users in Canada shows where Braz’s “Luxembourgish Model” has to take a different approach.