Posts Tagged ‘Vox videos’

Disease Tracing in 1854

February 3, 2021

Using data analysis and interviews, Dr. John Snow figured out how a cholera outbreak was speading in mid-nineteenth century London. A Vox video by Phil Edwards.

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‘Filibuster’ Means That Losers Rule the Senate.

January 27, 2021

“Filibuster” (from the Dutch word for “pirate” or “freebooter”) is a parliamentary rule the U.S. Senate adopted by accident. These days it has nothing to do with Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Alvin Chang explains how the filibuster broke the Senate. A Vox video.

More:

“Make the Filibuster Difficult Again,” Burt Neuborne and Erwin Chemerinsky, New York Times

“What is the Senate filibuster, and what would it take to eliminate it?” Molly E. Reynolds, The Brookings Institution

“All the Lies They Told Us About the Filibuster,” Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine

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The Instagram aesthetic that made QAnon mainstream

January 25, 2021

The Instagram aesthetic that made QAnon mainstream. A Vox video by Christophe Haubursin.

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Huge Protests in Poland

December 9, 2020

Poland’s women are furious at their country’s government, and they’ve been protesting in the streets since October. Christina Thornell of Vox explains why.

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Two and a Half Months to Inaugurate a New President?

December 7, 2020

The U.S. presidential election is on the first Tuesday in November. The winner is sworn in at noon on January 20th (or 21st). Does it really have to take two and a half months to swear in a new president? Madeline Marshall and Jen Kirby explain. A Vox video.

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Mississippi’s Love for the Confederacy Flags

November 30, 2020

On November 3rd, Mississippi voters approved a new state flag, one that doesn’t feature the Confederate battle flag. The new banner features the state flower, the magnolia blossom. A Vox video by Coleman Lowndes.

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Skateboarding Architecture: Legendary Skate Spots

November 24, 2020

Estelle Caswell spoke with skateboarding legend Tony Hawk and Iain Borden (author of Skateboarding and the City) about skateboarding’s iconic spots and how skate architecture has changed over the years. A Vox video.

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2020 Election Winner: Weed

November 20, 2020

On November 3rd, pro-marijuana ballot measures flourished. A Vox video by Madeline Marshall and Melissa Hirsch.

More:

“How marijuana legalization made strides across the US in this election,” Richard Luscombe, The Guardian

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The Electoral College Ensures Inequality

November 2, 2020

The Electoral College makes some Americans’ votes more powerful than others. That’s a feature, not a bug. The Founders intended that the votes of Southern slaveholders would count more than those of Northern voters, and their dead hands continue to throttle American democracy today. A Vox video explainer by Madeline Marshall and Adam Freelander.

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Why the US has so many Filipino nurses

November 2, 2020

The U.S. healthcare system is still reaping the fruits of colonization.

“Since 1960, 150,000 Filipino nurses have come to work in the US. It began with the US colonization of the Philippines under the guise of “benevolent assimilation” and has increased due to a series of US immigration policies. It has resulted in a pipeline that allows the US to draw nurses from the Philippines every time it faces a shortage.”

Related:

“’Similar to Times of War’: The Staggering Toll of COVID-19 on Filipino Health Care Workers,” Nina Martin and Bernice Yeung, ProPublica

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