He Ain't No Midas Mark Bryan'sThe Shit Show "In just one term in office, Donald Trump has rendered the United States unrecognizable, and has faced no consequences for doing so. He has carried out a sustained assault on democratic institutions, put his family members in charge of critical government functions during a pandemic, called for
Q has been identified, and it is exactly who one would expect. QAnon is a curious entity. Like many things in 2020, it has similar antecedents, but the extent strength and power of its influence is almost without precedent. Recessions have happened before, but not like this. Pandemics have happened before, but not like this.
Josh Friedman produces a series of reports from the Mexican-Guatemalan border, days following major clashes there between Mexico's National Guard and a migrant caravan from Central America. Has the situation been diffused, as some media have suggested? Are more migrants arriving? Is Mexico succeeding in stopping migrants from crossing the Suchiate River, which forms a
The European Union has just concluded its quinquennial ritual of choosing the leaders of its major institutions. This process has, especially since the introduction of the spitzenkandidaat process in 2014, been subject to much criticism for not being very transparent. This is clearly an invalid debate for two reasons. The first is that none of
Kigali, Rwanda, March 2019 Saturday marks the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, which kicked off following the April 6, 1994 downing of President Juvenal Habyarimana's plane, and resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths over a 100-day span as Hutu extremists and their supporters butchered people in the streets and carried out other massacres
By Josh Friedman The Balkan country Macedonia, also known as Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, will now be formally renamed North Macedonia following a vote in the Greek parliament that ratified a deal between Athens and Skopje and brought an end to a nearly three-decade dispute between the two sides. Athens had long objected to
Work in paradise Okay, it’s not exactly a hostel. It’s effectively a resort. But there is a hostel component to New Teddy’s On The Beach, located in beautiful Jambiani on the east coast of the the main island of Zanzibar, Tanzania. This beach resort of sorts has dorm beds placed inside big beach huts that
By JOSH FRIEDMAN In the first-ever nomadic journalism webinar, I reveal my formula for traveling to 20+ countries a year and share some stories from the reporting trails. Where should you be based? How can you find news to cover? And what are some of the tricks of the trade of a globetrotting journalist?