Divided Under Trump: The Strange Death of American Civility

We investigate how the toxic partisan divisions of the Trump era have eroded civil norms vital for US democracy. Watch ‘Part 2: What does it mean to be American?’ above Watch ‘Part 1: Democrats vs Republicans’ below The United States seems more disunited than at any point in recent history – its politics so undermined by partisan divisions that consensus on almost anything is impossible to achieve. Toxic partisanship between Democrats and Republicans – the nation’s two main parties – has soared under President Donald Trump‘s administration – worsening since the…

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FedEx terminates ground delivery of Amazon packages in US

Shipping giant’s contract with the e-commerce behemoth not renewed, as it expires at the end of August. FedEx has been cutting ties with Amazon, as the Seattle-based online retailer is also a competitor in the logistics sector [Mike Blake/Reuters] FedEx Corp. is snipping another tie with Amazon.com Inc. as the e-commerce giant emerges as a competitor by building its own shipping network. The ground-delivery contract with Amazon won’t be renewed when it expires at the end of this month, FedEx said in an emailed statement. The decision quickens the company’s…

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