Labor Forms Coalition After Norwegian Election

The September 13 parliamentary election in Norway has left the Nordic country in the hands of the Labor Party and its coalition after nearly a decade of a Conservative administration. According to Valg Resultat, the official ballot counting site for Norwegian elections, Prime Minister Erna Solberg was unseated by a 5.9 percent margin on a one-to-one comparison with the incoming prime minister, Jonas Gahr Støre.

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Even the Pope is a Progressive

At the beginning of October, Pope Francis released his third encyclical, a book-length essay that highlights his view of the pandemic-ridden world and how Catholic teachings should interact with the times. Despite the internal criticism the Pope has been subjected to by conservatives in the Church over his eight year tenure, Fratelli Tutti serves not only as a scathing criticism of market capitalism and xenophobia, but sheds light on the progressive direction of the Catholic Church as a whole.

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