Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy and the Supreme Court Trump Nominee Fight, Explained



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On Friday Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died from cancer. She had been a supreme court justice since Clinton appointed her to the position in 1993. Her death has triggered a sudden sprint for the Trump administration to appoint a replacement and rush senate approval. Here’s what’s happening.


Pulling Out of Afghanistan: The US, Taliban, Afghan Peace Talks, Explained



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For the first time since the start of America’s participation in the War in Afghanistan, the Afghan Government and the Taliban are meeting to negotiate a new constitution. With the US eyeing the exit, the clock is ticking for the Afghan government to negotiate a deal. Here’s exactly what’s happening.


The DOJ Files an Antitrust Case Against Google Monopoly; The Fight Against Big Tech, Explained



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Attorney General Barr is preparing to file an antitrust lawsuit against Google in the next few weeks. The accusations are largely about Google’s dominance in the ad world, but some attorneys general are arguing their domination in the search world should be included. Here is exactly what’s happening regarding the big tech antitrust fight. 


Is Inflation Coming? The 2020 Economic Debate, Explained



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With M2 Monetary Supply exploding and the Federal Reserve loosening their monetary policies, the question on everyone’s mind is, is inflation coming. This might feel like the perfect recipe for hyperinflation but given the circumstances inflation is not yet coming. Here’s a debate over what is happening.


Ethiopia and Egypt Fight Over Nile River Dam Filling, Explained



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Ethiopia is building the largest hydroelectric dam in Africa. Downstream countries are not very excited about that achievement. Here is the conflict between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia over a dam agreement, explained.


The Federal Reserve’s Inflation/Employment Announcement, Explained



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The Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell just announced his new Monetary Policy plan at the Central Bank’s yearly Jackson Hole Summit. This new strategy relaxes inflation controls and focuses more on boosting inflation. Here’s exactly what’s happening!


The FTC’s Antitrust Investigation of Facebook, Explained



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The FTC is investigating Facebook’s acquisition of WeChat and Instagram for antitrust behaviour. The question is what was motivating the acquisition: Improving your products or eliminating an enemy.


Trump’s UN Iran Deal Snapback Effort and Iran’s 2020 Arms Embargo, Explained



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With the JCPOA’s embargo on arms sales to Iran set to expire on October 16th, Trump is scrambling to get a coalition of companies to reinstate it. His first attempt to appeal to the UN Security Council failed. Now he is trying to use a “snapback” clause in the Iran Deal to null the entire resolution. Here is exactly what’s happening.


The Postal Service Warns 46 States About Vote By Mail Delays, Explained



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The Postal Service has warned forty six states that their election timelines set an impossibly high bar for their delivery services. These deadlines were unachievable even before the delays to mail deliveries we’re experiencing under PostMaster General Dejoy. Here’s what’s happening.


Lebanon’s Economic Currency Collapse Crisis, Explained



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The Lebanese Pound has collapsed because of a shortage of US Dollars. The government has defaulted on loans owned by the Lebanese Central Bank, depleting their reserves so they couldn’t pay back regional banks, meaning that depositors are locked out of their deposits. This has triggered branches of government to lash out at each other and led to protests in the street overthrowing the prime minister. Here’s what’s happening.