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Why are so many states trying to limit transgender rights?

Several states have introduced legislation in the last year that would restrict the rights of transgender people and regulate discussions of gender...

Will looming labor dispute justify Biden invoking national emergency powers?

A labor agreement that expires July 1 between dockworkers and West Coast port operators could add new shocks to the U.S. supply...

Considering a nation without Roe v. Wade

A leaked U.S. Supreme court draft opinion suggests that the court is on the verge of overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade...

How does history suggest that work will change following the COVID-19 pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic made clear the enormity of inequalities in the workplace and the value of essential workers, whose jobs put them...

Will Russian invasion of Ukraine spark a global food crisis?

Scott Irwin is the Laurence J. Norton Chair of Agricultural Marketing in the department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of...

How effective have economic sanctions been against Russia?

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign adjunct law professor Taisa Markus is an expert in securities law, cross-border capital markets and corporate finance transactions. She spoke...

Will anyone be held accountable for war crimes in Ukraine?

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign law professor Patrick Keenan is an expert in human rights, counterterrorism law and international criminal law. He spoke with News Bureau...

How does Russian invasion exacerbate Ukraine’s humanitarian crisis?

Cynthia Buckley is an Illinois sociology professor and demographer, and a co-leader of a U.S. Department of Defense-funded project looking for keys to...

Can historical racism in medicine help explain current racial differences in medical care?

Past instances of racism in medical care and the resulting distrust among Black Americans have been cited as factors in COVID-19 vaccine...

NPR: How to manage the homework of adulthood, from paperwork to repairs

Life seems full of ever-increasing piles of paperwork – bills to pay, appointments to make, forms to sign, carpools to organize –...

Why is the use of hypersonic missiles in the Russia-Ukraine conflict significant?

The U.S. recently confirmed that the Russian Ministry of Defence fired a hypersonic ballistic missile to destroy an underground arms depot in...

How do we solve the problem of agricultural nutrient runoff?

Agricultural runoff from Midwestern farms is a major contributor to a vast “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico. Nitrogen, phosphorous and...

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