Protests Erupt Over French Pension Law

Protests have erupted in France following the pension reforms pushed through the French parliament by President Emmanuel Macron (he/him). The pension reform bill raises the retirement age from 62 to 64. Smaller protests began when the idea of raising the retirement age was proposed in January, but the larger controversy stems from the manner used […]

FDA Awaits Mifepristone Ruling

Ever since Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court in June of 2022, some states have enacted restrictive abortion measures. Oklahoma has a total abortion ban, and in Florida it is restricted to before 15 weeks. On March 17th, Wyoming passed a law that banned both the prescription and use of abortion medication, […]

Manhattan Grand Jury Indicts Donald Trump

For the first time in the history of the United States, a former president has been indicted for a crime. On Thursday, March 30th, a Manhattan grand jury issued a formal indictment of former President Donald J. Trump (he/him) on 34 counts of business fraud. The charges stem from an affair the business mogul allegedly […]

Six Killed in Nashville School Shooting

On Monday, March 27th, six people were killed in a school shooting at the Covenant School, a private Presbytarian school in Nashville, Tennessee. Three of the victims were children, all age nine: Evelyn Dieckhaus (she/her), Hallie Scruggs (she/her), and William Kinney (he/him). Also killed were head of the Covenant School Dr. Katherine Koonce (she/her, 60), […]

RESTRICT Act Reflects TikTok Concerns

The U.S. Senate is considering a bill that would empower the Secretary of Commerce to restrict access to foreign technology products based on national security concerns, stoking anticipation of a potential TikTok ban by the Biden administration. Amid the tense climate between the U.S. and China, the bill has received bipartisan support.  The RESTRICT Act […]

Amid Protests, Israeli Judicial Overhaul Advances

Protests in Israel have entered their eleventh week as concerned Israelis respond to government plans to overhaul the judicial system. Thousands of people have held demonstrations across the country. In Tel Aviv, one protestor told NPR they were fighting for “the country and for the future of our- my grandchildren and their children, because the […]

Bola Tinubu Wins Nigerian Presidency

After Nigerians experienced an anxious few days waiting for results, Bola Tinubu (he/him) of the All Progressive Congress (APC) was announced the winner of what many expect to be the country’s most consequential presidential election in over 20 years.   Nigeria is Africa’s largest democracy, and has been so since the end of a roughly […]