Good evening, here are the latest headlines courtesy of Freedom Forum’s “Today’s Front Pages” exhibit:
Politico, Published in Arlington, VA
Republicans in the Senate have expressed a willingness to find a middle ground between their $568 billion infrastructure bill and President Biden’s over $2 trillion infrastructure investment plan. The Biden administration still holds out hope for a bipartisan bill but in theory can fall back on a party line vote via budget reconciliation.
The Japan Times, Published in Tokyo, Japan
Political power in modern Japan has always been concentrated in the hands of the central government. But, just as in the US, the coronavirus pandemic has led to many governors of Japan’s various prefectures becoming breakout stars and leading the way in handling the crisis. This has sparked a debate over the utility of a more decentralized form of government in Japan.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, whose leadership style has resulted in a more decentralized approach to handling the coronavirus pandemic
The Washington Post, Published in Washington, DC
With the coronavirus recovery the US economy has seen a steady rise in consumer prices. Some economists are concerned that, with the Biden administration’s hopes to increase government expenditures through a number of legislative items, inflation may pose a significant issue.
The Guardian, Published in London, UK
Following a police raid on al-Aqsa mosque that left hundreds injured and a pending court decision over the legality of evicting Palestinians from their homes to make way for Jewish settlers, militants in Gaza launched rocket attacks into Israel to which the Israelis responded with strikes of their own.
Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem
The New York Times, Published in New York, NY
As China works to increase the birth rate in other regions of the country, in Xinjiang - where the government has been committing gross human rights abuses against the native Uiyghers - women are being forced to accept draconian birth control measures such as intrauterine devices designed to prevent pregnancy.
Al-Aqsa Mosque, courtesy of Wikimedia
Suga, courtesy of Wikimedia