This Week in the World: U.S. Hits Debt Limit

This Week in the World: U.S. Hits Debt Limit

Yesterday, the United States hit the debt ceiling. The U.S. Treasury Department responded quickly, taking steps to avoid a default and buy Congress time to act. The debate surrounding it will likely continue into the summer. Raising the nation’s borrowing authority...
This Week in the World – January 13

This Week in the World – January 13

For two decades, Toffiq al-Bihani has been imprisoned by the U.S. government at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp in Cuba. During his internment, he was tortured and held in solitary confinement. He has never been charged with a crime. Al-Bihani is just one of the...
January 6 – This Week in the World

January 6 – This Week in the World

Two years ago today, a violent mob of election-denying white supremacists stormed the U.S. Capitol at the encouragement of former President Donald Trump. Members of Congress and staff alike were forced to take shelter as the insurrectionists roamed the hallways and...
Dec 22 – This Week in the World

Dec 22 – This Week in the World

The year is winding down, and with it, the work of the 117th Congress (2021-2022). Lawmakers are nearing passage of an omnibus spending bill to fund the government for FY2023—their last act for the year. As of this writing, we are optimistic that the final bill will...