05 October 2017

All the news for 05 October 2017 [ 291 news items | Now showing page 1 of 15 ]

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Democracy is like fun: you can’t set your mind to having it

The term democracy is used today to denote everything that is wholesome in the social world. Yet there is such a thing as too much democracy. By this I do not m...   [ continue reading...]

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The Science Behind “Blade Runner”’s Voight-Kampff Test - Facts So Romantic

Can a fictional test designed to distinguish between replicants and humans, called the Voight-Kampff test, really work?Photograph by Universo Produç&atil...   [ continue reading...]

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The American lawn

‘The conceit of the American suburb is that we’re all in a great park together.’Front lawns are unnatural and generally serve little practical...   [ continue reading...]

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For-Profit Schools Reward Students for Referrals and Facebook Endorsements

by Heather Vogell Lyla Elkins transferred to North Nicholas High School in Cape Coral, Florida,...   [ continue reading...]

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The Rising of Britain’s ‘New Politics’

Delegates to the recent Labour Party conference in the English seaside town of Brighton seemed not to notice a video playing in the main entrance.  Th...   [ continue reading...]

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Who’s Really in Charge of the Voting Fraud Commission?

by Jessica Huseman On Friday, in response to a judge’s order, the Department of Justice r...   [ continue reading...]

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Wells Fargo Offering Refunds Nationwide for Improper Mortgage Fees

by Jesse Eisinger In a scandal that extended wider than was previously known, Wells Fargo said...   [ continue reading...]

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What I’ve Learned From North Korea’s Leaders

As the world knows, we face the strong possibility of another Korean war, with potentially devastating consequences to the Korean Peninsula, Japan, our outlying...   [ continue reading...]

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Pot Arrests Grow Despite Increasing Support for Legalization

The FBI's latest local law enforcement report reveals arrests for marijuana-related offenses grew slightly in 2016, despite the fact that most Americans think p...   [ continue reading...]

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Glen Ford: Backward Black Congresswoman Demands Facebook Censor the Left Because Russia?

Glen Ford: Backward Black Congresswoman Demands Facebook Censor the Left Because Russia? Authors The Real News Network...   [ continue reading...]

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To Reduce Gun Violence, Let Us First Address Systemic Injustices

The phenomenon of gun violence is a continuation of the broader landscape of violence in the US, including violence committed by police against people of color,...   [ continue reading...]

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Economic Charlatan: James Buchanan in the Spotlight

Social historian Nancy MacLean has written a political biography of economist James Buchanan – Democracy in Chains.(1) An unlikely choice. MacLean went se...   [ continue reading...]

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People Power Defeats an Oil Pipeline in Canada

Indigenous and environmental groups are celebrating TransCanada's cancellation of the Energy East tar sands pipeline, and setting their sights on the next fight   [ continue reading...]

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"Catalonia And Brexit: The Same Nationalism" by Paul De Grauwe

The British Prime Minister, David Cameron, will not enter the history books as an enlightened leader. However, when in 2014 he had to decide to allow the Scotti...   [ continue reading...]

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Catalonia's Referendum Unmasks Authoritarianism in Spain

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The Resident Evil

At last, we know what it takes to bump RussiaGate off of MSDNC for a few hours: three deadly hurricanes and a mass shooting with nearly 600 victims. Trump took...   [ continue reading...]

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Puerto Rico Suffers as Debt Vultures Linger

The White House has already walked back President Trump's suggestion of debt relief for Puerto Rico, threatening more draconian austerity   [ continue reading...]

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The Collateral Damage of the US's Airport Sacrifice Zones

Logan Airport generates over $13 billion in revenue for Boston and is one of the city's biggest employers, but residents of East Boston are paying for it with t...   [ continue reading...]

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Indigenous Identity: a Way Out of the Neoliberal Quagmire

The power of mind is not mortification, but life.  But come forth, thou curious child! Hither, thou loving, all-hoping poet!  Hither, thou doubting, t...   [ continue reading...]

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Nothing Surprising as NRA Urges Less Restrictive Gun Laws After Las Vegas

Jon Queally, staff writerPowerful gun industry lobby exploits massacre that claimed 59 lives to push Congress to undermine tougher state-level laws   [ continue reading...]

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