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Fascist? Populist? Debate over describing Brazil’s Bolsonaro

Fascist? Populist? Hard-right? Debate over how to describe Brazil’s presidential front-runner.

The front-runner in Brazil’s presidential race says he wants to liberalize a largely closed economy, so why is he being called a “populist”? His speeches are laden with references to violence...

‘Hyperalarming’ study shows massive insect loss

Insects are vanishing even in a pristine tropical forest, and an ecologist calls this "one of the most disturbing articles I have ever read.”

In 2014, an international team of biologists estimated that, in the past 35 years, the abundance of invertebrates such as beetles and bees had d...

Analysis | Brett Kavanaugh has no good choices anymore

He's in line for a lifetime U.S. Supreme Court appointment, but it’s difficult to imagine how the path ahead is not personally and professionally devastating.

The controversial nominee is faced with two unattractive options: withdraw or testify at a second hearing Thursday. He has pled...

Analysis | Cory Booker’s Senate rules drama, explained

In a dramatic interaction Thursday morning during Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court, Sen. Cory Booker announced that he would deliberately violate rules against releasing protected information — risking, in his own estimation...