Daniel C. Vock

Daniel C. Vock

Daniel C. Vock is a Washington correspondent for States Newsroom.

GOP furor over ‘critical race theory’ hits college campuses

By: - July 1, 2021

Professors say the Republican crusade to root out “critical race theory” is taking a toll on college campuses around the nation—places where academic freedom is supposed to encourage thought, discussion and analysis. 

Attempts to ban teaching on ‘critical race theory’ multiply across the U.S.

By: - May 24, 2021

WASHINGTON — From statehouses to Congress, Republicans have launched into a fight against the teaching of “critical race theory,” which just a year ago was a niche academic term.

Trump reluctantly invoked an obscure wartime power. Here’s what it means.

By: - April 2, 2020

As his administration came under fire for its handling of the COVID-19 outbreak, President Donald Trump last week invoked an obscure Korean War-era law to force General Motors to manufacture ventilators that could save patients’ lives. 

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AZ tribal leader decries border wall construction: ‘That area is home to our ancestors’

By: - February 27, 2020

The chairman of the Tohono O’Odham Nation of Arizona, a tribe whose ancestral homeland spans the U.S.-Mexican border, choked back tears Wednesday as he told members of Congress about the lasting damage that the federal government has caused to the tribe’s sacred sites during construction of a border wall in Arizona.