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Tampa’s Muslims Thrive, but Political Crosscurrents Create Dilemmas

Tampa’s Muslims Thrive, but Political Crosscurrents Create Dilemmas

Tampa’s Muslims are shaping local, statewide and national elections with the increasing political power that comes with such a substantial presence. But that influence is far from monolithic: The Muslim community’s shifting political crosscurrents and fault lines mean it doesn’t align neatly with either camp in the country’s increasingly polarized landscape.

The Enigmatic Power of Paul Kagame

The Enigmatic Power of Paul Kagame

Rwanda held its presidential and legislative elections on July 15. Thirty years after the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis, two-thirds of the country have grown up under only one president: Paul Kagame. New Lines dives into their lives and the nature of his power.

Textbooks of Jihad

Textbooks of Jihad

Alongside new textbooks, authorities in Sanaa have organized summer camps, in-school festivals and other educational activities that orient students toward the battlefield. As Yemen’s conflict nears its second decade, the Houthis are striving to place the next generation on a war footing and have shown no qualms about sending underage soldiers into combat.

A Culling Plan Unifies Turkey’s Dog Lovers

A Culling Plan Unifies Turkey’s Dog Lovers

If proposed Turkish legislation passed, dogs would be collected, kept for 30 days and then killed (unless they are claimed). In practice, animal lovers fear that this would lead to the death of hundreds of thousands of street dogs. But intense public backlash may have the government walking back their plan.

America’s Autocratic Future? — With Mark Danner

America’s Autocratic Future? — With Mark Danner

On this week’s episode of The Lede, veteran journalist Mark Danner joins New Lines’ Politics Editor Danny Postel for a discussion on Donald Trump, Joe Biden and the possible autocratic future looming ahead for America.