Posts Tagged ‘Vox videos’

Fashion knockoffs are totally legit.

October 16, 2018

Fashion knockoffs are not counterfeits, they’re totally legit. Cleo Abram of Vox explains.

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Can Trump Pardon Himself?

October 11, 2018

Can President Trump pardon himself? a Vox video by Danush Parvaneh.

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2nd Monday in October

October 8, 2018

In many parts of the United States the second Monday in October is recognized as a holiday. But just which holiday is it, anyway? Americans disagree. A Vox video.

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Fahrenheit

July 24, 2018

Why does the USA still use Fahrenheit? Every country on earth uses Celsius but America. Vox explains.

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The 2020 census is in trouble.

June 21, 2018

The 2020 census suffers from lack of administration support, and the GAO has determined it has a high risk of failure. An inaccurate count of the population would threaten the integrity of many government programs and basic democratic functions, and the Department of Justice has has proposed changes to the 2020 form which would further undermine the census process and put everyone in America at risk.

A Vox video.

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Age Discrimination at IBM

April 25, 2018

IBM is 94 years old, but the corporation has fired 20,000 employees ages 40 and over in the past 5 years. Those employees, even the ones with excellent performance reviews, had something that the company couldn’t abide: salaries commensurate with their experience and seniority.

More:

“Cutting ‘Old Heads’ at IBM,” Peter Gosselin and Ariana Tobin, ProPublica

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Streets, Roads, and Avenues

April 24, 2018

You know John lives on Elm, but is it Elm Street, Elm Avenue, Elm Boulevard, Elm Road, Elm Way, Elm Lane, Elm Drive, Elm Terrace, Elm Place, or Elm Court? Phil Edwards maps it out for you in this Vox video.

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How the US failed to rebuild Afghanistan

April 11, 2018

“Where the road ends in Afghanistan, the Taliban begin.”
The U.S. has been in Afghanistan since 2001, and US strategy has centered on rebuilding Afghanistan’s crumbling infrastructure, mostly to expedite military logistics and maneuvers. Over $3 billion has been spent on a single project, the Ring Road. It was never completed.This Vox video explains.

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School Shootings

March 24, 2018

What students think about school shootings. A Vox video.

More:

“Parkland Students: Our manifesto to fix America’s gun laws,” The Guardian

Follow the March for Our Lives with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Eagle Eye

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