Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
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- Tanzania ends ban of pregnant girls in school
- Africa is finally starting to act independently
- Europe should treat all refugees like Ukrainian ones
- Welcoming “wokeness” to the military
- Stilbruch: Hamburg’s city-run department store for recycled goods
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- Natalism for progressives
- How to make real progress on climate change
- Why I’m a proud solutionist
- The case for Black optimism
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