06 August 2017

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Agony in the agora

Democracy, by nature, is a contest between clashing political desires. That is why the public square matters so muchBy Saul FramptonRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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The ‘mountain or valley’ illusion

Mountain or valley? Concave or convex? Why is it so difficult to tell the difference when you’re viewing a surface from directly overhead? This short anim...   [ continue reading...]

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Doklam Stand-Off Means the Current Process of Settling the China Border Has Run Its Course

The time has come for India and China to explore new institutional mechanisms for resolving their boundary dispute. The post Doklam Stand-Off Means the Current...   [ continue reading...]

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Are We Egypt?

When the world watched Egyptians bravely gather en masse in Tahrir Square in Cairo in January 2011 to Arab Spring Hosni Mubarak out of office, we were mightily...   [ continue reading...]

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California Considers Suing Trump Administration Over Immigration Policies

  Gov. Jerry Brown, left, and Attorney General Xavier Beccera, shown here at a crime victims’ rights rally last April at the Capitol in Sacramento,...   [ continue reading...]

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The UAE Will Gladly Share Its Pro-tolerance Strategy with the World: Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi

As global cooperation on combating extremism picks up pace, more governments are turning to each other for ideas on how to keep disillusionment and its disconte...   [ continue reading...]

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Nutrition Will Suffer as Global Warming Affects Diet

By Tim Radford / Climate News Network By 2050, heat waves, floods and other climate change effects won’t be the only worry.   [ continue reading...]

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U.N. Imposes Sanctions In Hopes of Deterring North Korea’s Nuclear Ambitions

By Julia Conley / Common Dreams As U.S. demands an end to nuclear testing by North Korea, Hiroshima’s mayor urges all nations to sign an anti-nuclear trea...   [ continue reading...]

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Unending UK Brexit Scenarios, Including Chlorinated Chicken From Trumplandia

The UK is famous for its lengthy line of acerbic and sometimes anarchic comedians—Chaplin, the Monty Python crew, Spike Milligan, Tony Hancock, Rowan Atki...   [ continue reading...]

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Big Oil Spent $10.8 Million to Pass Jerry Brown’s Cap-and-Trade Bill

State officials and the mainstream media depicted the passage of Governor Jerry Brown’s cap-and-trade bill last month as a “historic climate victory...   [ continue reading...]

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The Case for Foreign Faculty to Be Hired to Teach at Indian Universities

The need for foreign faculty is limited to select teaching-cum-research institutions which employ a minuscule number of the total faculty members in the higher...   [ continue reading...]

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A Rare Pause in Violence as Baltimore Ceasefire Efforts Continue

A silent walk through a labyrinth marked the second full day of citywide efforts by activists to bring a halt to homicides for 72-hours   [ continue reading...]

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Lay a Hand on Something

Disciplined work habits established early on affect all aspects of our culture, from school and the workplace to the arts and civic sphere. That there is a drif...   [ continue reading...]

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Vietnam Floods Claim 26 Lives, Cause Damage Estimated at $41 Million

Fifteen people were still missing and the search had been hampered by damage to roads from floods and landslides, the disaster agency said in a report. The post...   [ continue reading...]

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The New Cold War

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, US President George H. W. Bush and Secretary of State James Baker promised Moscow that Nato would not be moved closer t...   [ continue reading...]

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The Zika Vaccine: The Miracle of Government-Funded Research

The pharmaceutical industry would like us to believe that if the government touches the research process, it wrecks it. But the development of the Zika vaccine...   [ continue reading...]

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The Instability of Britain and the US: How Do We Come Back From This?

There is a famous scene in Shakespeare’s Henry V on the night before the battle of Agincourt, when the French lords speak of the inevitability o...   [ continue reading...]

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Trumponomics and the Stock Market

SHARMINI PERIES: The rise of stock prices in the US stock market could be an indication of economic growth and prosperity, but it could also be an indication of...   [ continue reading...]

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As White House Ramps Up Attacks on Free Press, NRA Issues Warning to New York Times

Julia Conley, staff writerThe National Rifle Association (NRA) drew attention this weekend after its newest ad went viral. The New York Times was the focus of...   [ continue reading...]

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Safeguarding Bob Marley With “So Much Things to Say”

In reviewing Roger Steffens’s latest book, So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley, Hua Hsu asserts in The New Yorker that Steffens&rsq...   [ continue reading...]

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