17 December 2017

All the news for 17 December 2017 [ 141 news items | Now showing page 1 of 8 ]

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Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Quibble Over Who Has the Power to Settle Electricity Disputes

One set of long-pending disputes revolves around whether discoms must pay the fixed charges for power supplied by private companies such as GMR, GVK and Relianc...   [ continue reading...]

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Anybody Living in India Is Hindu: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat

"The Muslims in India are also Hindus." The post Anybody Living in India Is Hindu: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat appeared first on The Wire.   [ continue reading...]

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The Campaigning Dead: Deceased Users’ Profiles Post Pro-Putin Messages on a Russian Social Network

Most of Vkontakte accounts belonging to deceased Russians posting pro-Putin messages have been suspended. Vkontakte’s management, approached by reporters...   [ continue reading...]

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"If We Treat Plutocracy As Democracy, Democracy Dies" by Simon Wren-Lewis

The snake-oil salesmen There are many similarities between Brexit and Trump. They are both authoritarian movements, where authority either lies with a single in...   [ continue reading...]

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Bitcoin Is a Lousy Form of Money

Is bitcoin a good replacement for money? This is a popular question these days, but it’s poorly framed. “Money” should be thought of more as a...   [ continue reading...]

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Real Media: Why We Need to Rethink Transport

AirPublic co-founder Hannah Gardiner talks about the need for progressive and radical policies to improve air quality, especially in transportation   [ continue reading...]

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The Secret Costs of Keeping Secrets - Facts So Romantic

After only 10 minutes of keeping their sexual identity a secret, participants performed worse on a test that required complex thinking than did participants who...   [ continue reading...]

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A Majority in the Making

The Chilean left has been reborn in spectacular fashion. In a presidential race that was widely written off as a ceremonial victory for conservative candidate S...   [ continue reading...]

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"Exit, Brexit, Voice And Loyalty" by Hilmar Þór Hilmarsson

When thinking about the state of affairs in Europe, including post-crisis developments and Brexit, Albert Hirschman’s classic book Exit, Voice and Loyalty...   [ continue reading...]

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Evangelical Leader Who Criticized Trump Is Swamped with Death Threats from the 'Christian Machine'

They turned on her when she went public with her views. A popular evangelical speaker with a string of best-selling books and a home renovation show on HG...   [ continue reading...]

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Kuwait: Mass Convictions for 2011 Protest

(Beirut)—The mass conviction on November 27, 2017, of more than 60 people involved in demonstrations at Kuwait’s parliament in 2011 included convict...   [ continue reading...]

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Claw Back GOP Tax Giveaway for Corporations If Dems Win Back Congress? Sanders Says: "Absolutely"

Jon Queally, staff writerIf Republicans successfully ram through a massive tax cuts for multinational corporations this week, but Democrats wrest back control o...   [ continue reading...]

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More Legal Warfare: How Critics of Israel Are Being Subjected to Aggressive Lawsuits

The Brandeis Center's lawsuit against the American Studies Association for its vote to boycott Israeli universities is yet another example of the pro-Israel lob...   [ continue reading...]

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French Journalist Jailed and Released on Bail in Kashmir Still Fighting to Get Back His Passport

The police has said that Comiti Paul Edward defied the conditions of his business visa, but his lawyers have denied the charge. The post French Journalist Jaile...   [ continue reading...]

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Live: Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017 Results

Counting for the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections will begin at 8 am today. The post Live: Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017 Results appeared first on...   [ continue reading...]

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Festival of Slights, the 6th Night: The Jew Counter

Happy Hanukkah! Mother Jones is celebrating this year’s festival of lights with a festival of slights. Specifically, President Donald Trump’s slight...   [ continue reading...]

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Will the Supreme Court Break or Remake the Labor Movement?

The invasion was a long time coming, but it’s finally arrived. Many public sector unions will be smashed in the Supreme Court’s upcoming decision of...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump’s Message to Tribes: Let Them Eat Yellowcake

This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Uranium, it’s now par...   [ continue reading...]

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The President Plays With Matches and the Whole World Burns

Donald Trump arrives back at the White House on December 17, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Chris Kleponis-Pool / Getty Images)   Far more people read...   [ continue reading...]

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Disney Buys Fox, Will Viewers Pay the Price?

Disney's $52.4 billion purchase of 21st Century Fox shrinks the media landscape, increases Fox News' position, and could jack prices for consumers, says Craig A...   [ continue reading...]

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