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What the Cuban literacy program Bernie Sanders praised was actually about

What the Cuban literacy program Bernie Sanders praised was actually about

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ praise for a 1960s literacy program in Cuba is suddenly at the center of the 2020 presidential race, with critics excoriating the self-described democratic socialist candidate for the remarks. Here’s a look at the literacy program’s origins and what sparked the controversy surrounding it today. ​ It started on Sunday, when…MORE

Disney became a giant under Bob Iger. The question is if he can be replaced

Disney became a giant under Bob Iger. The question is if he can be replaced

Bob Iger gradually built the Walt Disney Co. into the juggernaut that it is today -— one acquisition and expansion at a time — fueling the question of whether the CEO is irreplaceable. In one stunning, unexpected stroke, the company and media industry is about to find out. Disney shocked the media business on Tuesday…MORE

Trump’s 2020 message behind his attacks on liberal Supreme Court justices

Trump’s 2020 message behind his attacks on liberal Supreme Court justices

President Donald Trump plainly has a message for the American electorate: He can keep liberals from taking over the Supreme Court. Trump’s complaints from abroad regarding Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and calling for them to recuse themselves from “Trump-related cases,” are likely less about any threat he perceives from these two justices…MORE

Coronavirus jitters: Chevron tells employees at London office to work from home

Coronavirus jitters: Chevron tells employees at London office to work from home

Chevron instructed its workers at its London office to work from home Tuesday after an employee experiencing flu-like symptoms was tested for coronavirus, a person familiar with the matter told CNN Business. In an abundance of caution, employees at the office located in London’s Canary Wharf business hub have been told to work remotely until…MORE

Bayern Munich fans protest at Champions League ticket prices

Bayern Munich fans protest at Champions League ticket prices

Bayern Munich fans mounted a renewed protest over Champions League ticket prices as the Bundesliga club romped to a 3-0 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. Bayern’s supporters unfurled a banner during the last-16 first-leg tie in London that read: “Away end CFC £55 FCB 59+1€,” a reference to Chelsea and Spanish club…MORE

Bernie Sanders has praised aspects of leftist regimes for decades

Bernie Sanders has praised aspects of leftist regimes for decades

Bernie Sanders has come under attack from Democrats and Republicans this past week over his praise for social programs implemented by the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, a sign of the increasing scrutiny the Vermont senator faces as he has ascended to become the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination. Over parts of five decades,…MORE

What is a pandemic?

What is a pandemic?

The deadly novel coronavirus outbreak has turned a spotlight on the science of disease, raising the question: What exactly is a pandemic? An outbreak is the occurrence of disease cases in excess of what’s normally expected, according to the World Health Organization. An epidemic is more than a normal number cases of an illness, specific…MORE

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