05 October 2017

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

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Are we all Catalans now? Why Scotland is very different

As the stakes rise in Catalonia, what does their crisis teach us about the complexities of the struggle for self-d...   [ continue reading...]

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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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IDF Brass: Israel Faces “Catastrophic Defeat” if Next Hezbollah War Exceeds Ten Days

This week’s words from the Levant offer contending messages for Israel’s and Hezbollah’s friends and foes alike: “We are naturally unhap...   [ 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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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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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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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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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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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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Free Thinking Army Officer Is Driving the Right Crazy

Click here for reuse options! It is Important to defend Lieutenant Spenser Rapone in the face of absurd disinformat...   [ 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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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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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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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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Ryan Zinke's Week of Reckoning: Scandals Roil Trump's Interior Department

Congressman Ryan Zinke of Montana speaking at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference on March 3, 2016, in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo: Gage Ski...   [ continue reading...]

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Headlines for October 5, 2017

Budget Director Walks Back Trump's Comments on Forgiving Puerto Rico Debt, Las Vegas Shooter Stockpiled Dozens of Firearms & 12 Devices to Turn Rifles into...   [ 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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Mnuchin Fails The ‘Mnuchin Test’

Anthony Behar/Sipa USA via AP Images Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin speaks at a press briefing at the Hilton Midtown hotel during the United...   [ continue reading...]

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Catalonia's Referendum Unmasks Authoritarianism in Spain

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