08 August 2017

All the news for 08 August 2017 [ 233 news items | Now showing page 1 of 12 ]

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Sometimes giving a person a choice is an act of terrible cruelty

It is not always good to have the opportunity to make a choice. When we must decide to take one action rather than another, we also, ordinarily, become at least...   [ continue reading...]

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19 Women Leading Math and Physics - Facts So Romantic

The pipeline of women pursuing mathematics and physics is still dreadfully leaky. Because there are so few women in senior positions, aspiring researchers lack...   [ continue reading...]

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Graduate Students on These 7 Campuses Are Fighting for Their Labor Rights

Brandon Jordan Classes may be over, but the class struggle sure isn’t. The post Graduate Students on These 7 Campuses Are Fighting for Their Labor Rights...   [ continue reading...]

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A Judge in Louisiana Is Letting a Private Company Charge People to Get Out of Jail, Says the ACLU

For some people arrested in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, posting bail is often not enough to get them out of jail. According to a new class action s...   [ continue reading...]

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What’s In My Backyard?

Earlier this year, Massachusetts Democrats almost passed a party platform that included support for rent control, stronger tenant protections, inclusionary zoni...   [ continue reading...]

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Has Trump Threatened Nuclear War on North Korea?

As President Trump threatens North Korea "with the fire and the fury like the world has never seen," the need for diplomacy is as urgent as ever, says veteran j...   [ continue reading...]

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Slouching toward mar-a-lago

Like it or not, the president of the United States embodies America itself. The individual inhabiting the White House has become the preeminent symbol of who we...   [ continue reading...]

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US Pledges To Defend Vietnam as Tension with China Intensifies

Vietnam wins promised support from a US aircraft carrier and greater defence cooperation as tension intensifies with China over the disputed South China Sea. T...   [ continue reading...]

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​Protests in various parts of India against the brutal arrest of Medha Patkar and others on fast since 27th July - Press release from NBA

Today people across the country protested against the high handed action of MP Police of the Dhar and Badwani administration which used excessive force leaving...   [ continue reading...]

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Google Scrambles to Avoid PR Crisis After Employee Memo Goes Viral

  Part of Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. (Niharb / CC 2.0) The internet is an uproar after a controversial memo sent out by fo...   [ continue reading...]

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The GOP Wrecking Machine Takes Aim at the Debt Ceiling, Again

Rep. Tom Cole (right) presides over a hearing on the rules that will dictate debate on the American Health Care Act at the US Capitol March 24, 2017, in Washing...   [ continue reading...]

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"Authoritarian Nationalism, Not Populism, Is Real Threat To Democracy" by Tjitske Akkerman

Populism is perhaps the most overrated concept today. The presumption that populism is threatening to destabilise democratic regimes in Europe abound in the med...   [ continue reading...]

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Hawkish Democrats Have Some Unsavory New Friends

Katrina vanden Heuvel A new foreign policy initiative is evidence of an emerging unholy alliance in Washington. The post Hawkish Democrats Have Some Unsavory N...   [ continue reading...]

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Access to Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine Blocked in India

While the HTTPS version of the website remains unblocked, it is currently not known why the blocking order was passed. The post Access to Internet Archive&rsquo...   [ continue reading...]

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For Wounded Vets, Wilderness Ride is a Path to Healing

As justifiable fear gripped their guts, wounded Iraq veteran Charlie and his wife, Vionette, whispered about the wisdom of climbing on a horse for the first tim...   [ continue reading...]

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‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’, Episode 96: Chandigarh Stalking Case and Erasure of Mughal History

Vinod Dua discusses the stalking and alleged abduction of a woman in Chandigarh and the Maharashtra education board's attempt to erase Mughals from school histo...   [ continue reading...]

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Election Commission Order Put an End to Machiavellian Political Game

With the rules clearly stating that MLAs can show their ballots to their party's agent and no one else, the heavy hand the BJP played to keep Ahmed Patel out of...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Is Not the Problem

Andrew J. Bacevich His election is the consequence of a crisis that’s been brewing for a long time. The post Trump Is Not the Problem appeared first on T...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump’s Vacation Offers Us a Short Break in a Continuing Nightmare

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org With the president off at one of his golf resorts, the rest of us have time to turn on the light and ponder where we are.   [ continue reading...]

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Hot Take: Why Are Small Business Owners So Happy?

A reader writes that he’d like my take on “the single weirdest trend I’m aware of in American opinion: small business optimism.” I aim t...   [ continue reading...]

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