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Ian Explains: The US Supreme Court's history of political influence
Ian Explains: The US Supreme Court's history of political influence | GZERO Media

Ian Explains: The US Supreme Court's history of political influence

Has the Supreme Court become too politicized? American confidence in the Supreme Court is at an all-time low. Just 25% of US adults have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in the court, a low in Gallup’s 50 years of polling.

In our "Ian Explains" segment on GZERO World, Ian Bremmer looks back at the history of SCOTUS and the idea that justices are supposed to be impartial “umpires” that stay above the fray of politics.

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Ian Explains:  Has a US president ever been arrested before Trump?
Ian explains: The unprecedented arrest of a US President, from Grant to Trump | GZERO World

Ian Explains:  Has a US president ever been arrested before Trump?

The recent indictment of former President Trump has created an unprecedented legal situation that is polarizing the country. While other US presidents, such as Nixon and Clinton, have faced criminal investigations, no president has been arrested since Ulysses S. Grant, Ian Bremmer explains on GZERO World.

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Indictment boosts Trump GOP standing and strengthens Democrats
Trump's Indictment & its impact the 2024 presidential election | US Politics In :60 | GZERO Media

Indictment boosts Trump GOP standing and strengthens Democrats

Jon Lieber, head of Eurasia Group's coverage of political and policy developments in Washington, DC shares his perspective on US politics:

Former President Trump has been indicted. Now what?

This week, a jury in Manhattan indicted for former President Trump for allegations related to hush money payments that he made during his presidential campaign to a woman that he allegedly had an affair with. And the question is: what's next? So there's probably two major political fallout implications from this action. The first is that every other Republican in the country, including those running against Donald Trump in the presidential primary, are going to likely take Trump's line, that this is a political persecution, and it's being done by a hostile progressive prosecutor in Manhattan who's against him. And there's no way that Trump can get a fair trial. This probably helps Trump standing inside the Republican Party and could be a major tailwind to push him over the finish line in the Republican nomination.

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Explaining the long history of US debt (& which other countries are saddled with debt)
Explaining the long history of US debt (& which other countries are saddled with debt) | GZERO World

Explaining the long history of US debt (& which other countries are saddled with debt)

Sovereign debt is, simply put, the money a country owes to its creditors around the world. Ian Bremmer explains a few more fun facts about debt on GZERO World.

Good old Ben Franklin once quipped, “Rather go to bed without dinner than to rise in debt.” Well, America didn’t exactly heed that advice, because never in its history did the US hit the hay hungry. In fact, the nation ended the Revolutionary War years about $75 million in debt.

US debt hit the billions by the time the Civil War was over, and was at $22 billion after World War One.

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The history of Black voting rights in America
The History of Black Voting Rights in America | GZERO World

The history of Black voting rights in America

Until 1965, Black Americans who wanted to vote first faced faces unanswerable poll questions, and later equally tough literacy tests.

The Voting Rights Act banned these and other forms of overt voter suppression. But in 2013, the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the law, requiring states to get prior federal approval to tweak their voting laws for racial discrimination.

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The 1619 Project’s creator Nikole Hannah-Jones discusses its cultural impact
The 1619 Project’s Creator Nikole Hannah-Jones Discusses Its Cultural Impact | GZERO World

The 1619 Project’s creator Nikole Hannah-Jones discusses its cultural impact

Today, we take a fresh look at US history—and the role Black people have played in it—with a woman who is reshaping that national conversation. When Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones published the “1619 Project” in 2019, not even she could have predicted its cultural impact. It’s hard to think of another piece of modern journalism that has garnered such praise while also sparking such intense outrage. Now, her new book, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story, expands upon her initial work. She joins Ian Bremmer for an in-depth look at how she’s trying to reshape US history, and the backlash it has caused.

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Nikole Hannah-Jones blames backlash against 1619 Project, CRT on the myth of US "exceptionalism"
Hannah-Jones Blames Backlash Against 1619 Project on the Myth of US "Exceptionalism" | GZERO World

Nikole Hannah-Jones blames backlash against 1619 Project, CRT on the myth of US "exceptionalism"

Why is there such a strong conservative reaction to the 1619 Project and critical race theory?

For Nikole Hannah-Jones, the New York Times journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for her work as creator of the 1619 Project, a big part of the problem is that we, "as Americans, are deeply, deeply invested in this mythology of exceptionalism.

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Was modern America built on slavery?
Was Modern America Built on Slavery? | GZERO World

Was modern America built on slavery?

At the start of the Revolutionary War, slaves made up 20 percent of the population in British North America. They later built iconic buildings of US democracy like the Capitol and the White House in Washington.

But what if slavery was more than just America’s original sin? What if the institution of slavery itself was foundational to modern America?

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