Thanks to This ‘Biden Whisperer,’ the World Knows America’s Back

A new Gallup poll shows a yuge turnaround in how the world sees the United States. Under Donald Trump, our approval rating hit a record low. Under President Biden, it has rebounded to very nearly the highest level ever recorded, almost equal to that achieved during the presidency of Barack Obama.
What does the world see in America under Biden’s leadership that so many in the U.S. media have not? The answer is diplomacy. Often quietly, often in ways that do not drive ratings or generate clicks, the U.S.

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Thanks to This ‘Biden Whisperer,’ the World Knows America’s Back

A new Gallup poll shows a yuge turnaround in how the world sees the United States. Under Donald Trump, our approval rating hit a record low. Under President Biden, it has rebounded to very nearly the highest level ever recorded, almost equal to that achieved during the presidency of Barack Obama.
What does the world see in America under Biden’s leadership that so many in the U.S. media have not? The answer is diplomacy. Often quietly, often in ways that do not drive ratings or generate clicks, the U.S.

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Why is Newcastle’s Saudi money deemed worse than cash from a bunch of white guys in America?

MARTIN SAMUEL: Why is Saudi money worse than cash from a bunch of white guys in America? Newcastle’s owners are treated like crooks, but the Premier League’s principled band don’t mind rubbing along with autocratic regimes

Newcastle have received a lot of criticism since their £300m Saudi-led takeover 
But Man United use their deal with Saudi Telecom as revenue stream in the past  
Why is investment from Saudi Arabia worse than from white guys in America?

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MARTIN SAMUEL: Why is Newcastle’s Saudi money worse than cash from a bunch of white guys in America?

MARTIN SAMUEL: Why is Saudi money worse than cash from a bunch of white guys in America? Newcastle’s owners are treated like crooks, but the Premier League’s principled band don’t mind rubbing along with autocratic regimes

Newcastle have received a lot of criticism since their £300m Saudi-led takeover 
But Man United use their deal with Saudi Telecom as revenue stream in the past  
Why is investment from Saudi Arabia worse than from white guys in America?

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MARTIN SAMUEL: Why is Newcastle’s Saudi money worse than cash from a bunch of white guys in America?

MARTIN SAMUEL: Why is Saudi money worse than cash from a bunch of white guys in America? Newcastle’s owners are treated like crooks, but the Premier League’s principled band don’t mind rubbing along with autocratic regimes

Newcastle have received a lot of criticism since their £300m Saudi-led takeover 
But Man United use their deal with Saudi Telecom as revenue stream in the past  
Why is investment from Saudi Arabia worse than from white guys in America?

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What If Everything You Know About Murder Rates and Policing Is Wrong

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Homicides across the United States rose by an estimated 30 percent in 2020, the largest one-year increase on record, according to recently released data from the FBI. But don’t jump to conclusions about what that means.
As soon as the FBI shared this eye-popping statistic in late September, a flood of fear-inducing headlines made it seem like Americans are now living through a massive wave of violence.

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What If Everything You Know About Murder Rates and Policing Is Wrong

Mother Jones illustration; Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty

Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.
Homicides across the United States rose by an estimated 30 percent in 2020, the largest one-year increase on record, according to recently released data from the FBI. But don’t jump to conclusions about what that means.
As soon as the FBI shared this eye-popping statistic in late September, a flood of fear-inducing headlines made it seem like Americans are now living through a massive wave of violence.

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SEC’s climate policies would hurt investors

The Democratic-led Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to issue rules on whether to require public companies to disclose risks associated with climate change, an action that should serve as a wake-up call for small-business owners, retail investors, and state treasurers in red states.
If the SEC has its way, public companies will have to disclose any risks they pose to the climate, providing ammunition to numerous financial companies, credit rating agencies, asset managers, proxy advisers, and others.

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